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RTTDC Evidence of Effectiveness

The articles listed on this page highlight the effectiveness of the Rural Trauma Team Development Course (RTTDC®).

Articles

Dennis BM, Vella MA, Gunter OL, et al. Rural Trauma Team Development Course decreases time to transfer for trauma patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Oct;81(4):632-7.

Kappel DA, Rossi DC, Polack EP, Avtgis TA, Martin MM. Does the rural trauma team development course shorten the interval from trauma patient arrival to decision to transfer? J Trauma. 2011 Feb;70(2):315-9.

Malekpour M, Neuhaus N, Martin D, et al. Changes in rural trauma prehospital times following the Rural Trauma Team Development Course training. Am J Surg. 2016 Jul 28. pii: S0002-9610(16)30364-6.

Zhu TH, Hollister L, Scheumann C, Konger J, Opoku D. Effectiveness of the Rural Trauma Team Development Course for Educating Nurses and Other Health Care Providers at Rural Community Hospitals. J Trauma Nurs. 2016 Jan-Feb;23(1):13-22.