Continuing Education






The Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, Burns, and Acute Care Surgery at the University of Arizona offers a number of continuing education courses and certifications for professionals working in critical care.


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  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS): Two-day intensive courses on trauma resuscitation geared toward physicians. For more information, contact Peter Plahmer, RN, at
  • Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses: Two-day intensive course on trauma resuscitation geared toward nurses
  • Advanced Trauma Nursing: Two-day intensive pathophysiology-based course for nurses
  • Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma (ASSET)
    • One-day courses for rural trauma care providers
    • Lectures and presentations at many southern Arizona EMS agencies, including ambulance services, fire departments, and helicopter ambulance services


Southwest Regional Trauma Conference

Hosted by the University of Arizona's Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, Burns, and Acute Care Surgery and chaired by professor Dr. Andrew Tang, our team organizes and presentations at this major regional conference attended by more than 800 trauma care providers. Learn more.

Tucson Citywide Trauma Grand Rounds

This series includes lectures and case reviews exclusively around trauma.

EMS on the Border

Our surgeons frequently present trauma topics at this conference for EMS providers. 

Southwest Trauma and Acute Care Symposium

We co-sponsor this conference with other Level-1 Trauma Centers in Arizona.

Make an Appointment: 

For the best surgical care in Tucson, Southern Arizona and the Southwest, you can make an appointment by calling us at  (520) 694-1001.