The Trauma Audit and Research Network

Training Courses

In-person training courses are currently suspended due to Covid 19, but we have now launched virtual training courses. See below for further details.
Training Resources

Please refer to our training slides

and our online training videos



Try our Inclusion Criteria quiz!
Submit your answers, and view your results for further explanation.

We have a variety of additional training and information resources available to support hospital colleagues (a full list can be found under the Resources page):


Virtual Training
Our virtual training courses are delivered via Zoom, and can be accessed using any computer with an internet connection. Delegates should check they can access Zoom prior to booking a place.
Virtual Courses: How much does it cost?

We will be introducing training credits for virtual courses from the 1st of October 2020. Each hospital is entitled to 6 virtual training credits per financial year to be used for any of our virtual training courses, with any additional places to be chargeable as below:

  • Foundation course - £95
  • Reporting & Refresher course - £50

Trust or Network level virtual training courses are available on request; virtual training credits can be used for these courses, with additional places charged for as above. Please email support@tarn.ac.uk if you are interested in organising a Trust or Network event.

The structure of the virtual courses is as follows:
  • Foundation Session
    09.25-14.30
    • Inclusion Criteria & Identifying Cases
    • Quality Assurance: Case Ascertainment & Data Accreditation
    • Data Entry System Demonstration (optional)
    • Additional Resource: Self-guided data entry exercise

  • Reporting & Data Validation Session
    12.25-16.00
    • TARN System Updates
    • TARN Analytics
    • Data Quality & Validation
    • Measuring Trauma Outcomes: ISS, Probability of Survival (Ps) & Hospital Survival Rate (Ws)
    • Reviewing National Targets
    • Published Reports: Dashboards & Clinical Reports
Virtual Training Dates
Follow the link to book your place:
Regular Training Courses

Regular TARN training courses are held at locations in Manchester and London.

  • The Foundation course is aimed solely at those who are new to TARN. This course will provide all the basic information that is required to begin the data collection process.
  • The Reporting & Refresher course includes a morning data entry refresher session and an afternoon report focused session; delegates will be welcome to attend one or both sessions.

 

Which course should I attend?
  • Foundation course: if you are new to TARN and involved in data entry &/or identifying cases.
  • Reporting & Refresher course: if you have previously attended a Data collection or Foundation course; if you have been involved in TARN data entry for some time; you use the TARN data &/or reports but do not enter data

 

How much does it cost?

Each hospital is entitled to 4 training credits per financial year to be used for any of our regularly scheduled in person training courses, with any additional places to be chargeable as below:

  • Foundation course - £130
  • Reporting & Refresher course - £75

Trust or Network level ad-hoc training courses are available on request and will be charged at a rate of £525 per course, plus TARN travel expenses.

Book your place below
 
 

Resources

Foundation Course

Foundation Course introduction
Inclusion criteria
Identifying cases
Data entry system structure
System administration
Data quality
AIS and ISS

Refresher Course

Refresher Session introduction
Data entry system update
Reducing rejection rates
System administration

Reporting Course

Introduction & TARN Analytics
Data quality
Measuring trauma outcomes
Reviewing national targets
Published reports

Republic of Ireland

Introduction
Inclusion Criteria
Identifying Cases
Data Entry System
System Administration
Data Quality AIS & ISS

Northern Ireland

Introduction
Inclusion
Identifying Cases
Data Entry
System Administration
Data Quality
AIS & ISS



Register for a course

 

 
For more information or to register for a course, please browse the calendar or click the links below.

Foundation course
  • We have suspended all upcoming in-person training courses to comply with government guidance regarding limiting of travel and social contact due to Covid 19 management efforts, however we have launched virtual training courses; see above for more details.

    You can download examples of our training presentations from the resources section at the top of this page.


Reporting and Refresher course

These courses will include a focus on TARN Analytics, a new bespoke reporting tool
  • We have suspended all upcoming in-person training courses to comply with government guidance regarding limiting of travel and social contact due to Covid 19 management efforts, however we have launched virtual training courses; see above for more details.

    You can download examples of our training presentations from the resources section at the top of this page.

Feedback from previous courses

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