Educational Programs

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Observation Programs at Shock Trauma
Advanced Airway Lab
Evening Educational Programs at Shock Trauma
State EMS Conferences

Observation Programs at Shock Trauma

We enjoy providing our EMS observers with a stellar experience here at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. We offer four hour observation sessions to providers in current possession of EMT-B or higher certification. To schedule observation times contact or call 410-328-8844.

Do you ever wonder what happens after your patient arrives at the Shock Trauma Center?

The Shock Trauma Center is dedicated to the education of the prehospital providers of our state. Our office offers clinical observation experiences in the Trauma Resuscitation Unit (TRU), Neurotrauma Critical Care Unit and the Multiple Trauma Critical Care Unit. These programs are designed for observational purposes only and restricted to MD EMS Providers.

Rotations in the TRU are available Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 3pm to 11pm or 11pm to 7am.

Rotation in the Multiple Trauma and Neurotrauma Units are available Wednesday and Friday, 3pm to 11pm.

To schedule an observation, please review the Observational Offerings letter and return the documents below to

For additional information, contact Lauren Carr at 410-328-8844 or or see Trauma Resuscitation Unit and Trauma Critical Care Unit Observation Objectives.

Advanced Airway Lab

Are you interested in sharpening your airway management skills? The EMS office offers a MIEMSS approved Advanced Airway program taught by the staff at Shock Trauma and training staff from Anne Arundel County Fire Department. The class consists of on-site lectures of airway A&P, advanced airways and surgical airways. The morning lectures are followed by a cadaver lab practical and simulation in Shock Trauma's state of the art simulation lab. Reservations are required and are limited to those providers in current possession of EMT-I or higher certification. 

To reserve a seat please e-mail Lauren Carr at or by calling 410-328-8844.


Tours are on a case-by-case basis due to availability of hosts as well as activities occurring in the trauma center. Tours through this office are geared towards EMS providers and classes of EMS providers.

Are you teaching an EMS certification class? Do you lead a group in your fire department? Would your students or department be interested in learning more about the Maryland EMS System and the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center?

Group tours for Maryland EMS organizations and classes may be arranged through the EMS Office based on availability. Tours should be booked at least one month in advance and are done in coordination with other events and programs of the EMS Office. Contact the EMS Office for more information at

Tours are limited to a total of 10 participants per tour guide. Larger groups are encouraged to watch our virtual tour video.

For more information, contact Lauren Carr at or

Evening Educational Programs at Shock Trauma

Check back for a full list of additional speakers, topics and upcoming dates.

**All presentations will begin at 7pm in the Shock Trauma Auditorium.

These presentations at the Shock Trauma Center are open to all Maryland prehospital providers as well as nurses. The lectures are in format to allow the providers to draw direct correlation between knowledge and application as it relates to trauma patients. We webcast these presentations to multiple remote sites currently including Calvert County ALS, Carroll County Training Center, Cecilton Volunteer Fire Company, Civista Hospital, Easton Memorial Hospital, Frederick County DFRS Training Center, Kent County EMS, Meritus Hospital, Prince George's Hospital, PRMC, St. Mary's Hospital, Suburban Hospital, and Western Maryland Health System. Please check with remote sites for individual participation. (MIEMSS CEUs offered).

For more information, contact Lauren Carr at or call 410-328-8844.

State EMS Conferences

Come experience EMS Conferences around the state. Great times and great education. These are conferences offered by various agencies throughout the state that provide prehospital providers the opportunity to expand knowledge, stay current on new trends in prehospital care, and obtain continuing education credits. Stop by the booth to visit us.

Winterfest Tighlman Island January 27-29, 2017
Miltenberger Western Maryland Regional Medical Center/Rocky Gap, MD March 10-11, 2017
EMS Care Ocean City, MD April26-30,2017
MD State Fireman's Association (MSFA) Convention Ocean City, MD June 18-23, 2017

EMS Providers: For all patient feedback, please call 410-328-8844.