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 STCEMS@umm.edu 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 STCEMS@umm.edu.

For additional information, contact Rebecca Canter at 410-328-8844 or STCEMS@umm.edu or see Trauma Resuscitation Unit and Trauma Critical Care Unit Observation Objectives.

EMS Advanced Airway

The Emergency Medical Services Advanced Airway Lab is a course for licensed Maryland Advanced Life Support Emergency Medical Services professionals. This hands-on program is designed to reinforce the fundamentals of airway management, as well as provide exposure to advanced airway management concepts, techniques and skills.

This course is offered every month. Please use our course calendar to register online.

**The Shock Trauma Emergency Medical Services Advanced Airway Lab is provided through generous funding from the Anne Arundel and Baltimore County governments. Providers from those jurisdictions will receive priority in class registration.


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 STCEMS@umm.edu.

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 Rebecca Canter at STCEMS@umm.edu.

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 Rebecca Canter at STCEMS@umm.edu 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.

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