NMTNG Adult Critical Care and Adult Trauma Ward Competencies

We are pleased to announce the publication of the NMTNG Adult Critical Care and Adult Trauma Ward competencies which are supported by the National Major Trauma and Burns CRG. This is the culmination of over 12 months of work by the adult ward and adult critical care sub-groups. We would also like to thank CC3N with whom the adult critical care sub-group worked collaboratively in producing the adult critical care competencies. 

The competencies apply to MTC and TU's:

​​​​​2nd December 2017

APLS as level 2 compliant

​We are pleased to report that the National Major Trauma and Burns Clinical Reference Group met this week and fully support the inclusion of APLS as a Level 2 compliant educational programme in relation to the ‘Emergency Trauma Nurse/Allied Health Professional’ NHS England quality indicator for paediatric major trauma patients.

Can we please draw your attention to the  statement, attached, which sets out how this should be applied and the rationale. Please feel free to disseminate this widely within your networks. In brief detail:

Paediatric registered nurses/AHPs that have successfully completed the Advanced Paediatric Life Support course since April 2016 will be deemed compliant with the level 2 NMTNG educational standard in relation to the ‘Emergency Trauma Nurse/Allied Health Professional’ NHS England quality indictor for paediatric major trauma patients.

We would also like to extend our thanks to the NMTNG Paediatric sub-group who led on this important piece of work.

october 2017

19th July 2019
​We are delighted to annouce the publication of the paediatric ward and paediatric critical care competencies which, have been approved by the Major Trauma and Burns CRG.  This is the culmination of 2 years of work by the paediatric sub group in collaboration with the Paediatric Intensive Care Society.  Our thanks to all of those members who worked tirelessly in the development of these competencies. 

This work is a significant step forward in defining expected competence in clinical practice for paediatric trauma and should inform the development of educational pathways in both MTC's and TU's. 

Evaluation of the Pan London Major Trauma System inaugural UK TCAR course
TCAR (Trauma Care After Resuscitation)
is a course developed in the USA, aimed at nurses/practitioners working in the post-ED phases of trauma care. TCAR was held over 2 days on 31 May and 1 June at a central London location with 144 attendees.


Poster created by Kimberley Hamilton, Lecturer Practitioner Seahorse PICU Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Jackie Fulton Senior Staff Nurse PICU Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust,  Usha Chandran Lecturer Practitioner PICU St Georges University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Presented at the Paediatric Intensive Care Society Conference in September 2018 around the Development of Paediatric Critical Care Trauma Competencies (PCCTC) for Paediatric Critical Care (PCC) Nurses

 30th October 2018