AIS Course Descriptions

Are you wondering which AIS course is best for you? Here you can find detailed descriptions of all the AIS courses AAAM offers to potential student registrants. Although the descriptions have been provided, AAAM highly recommends you consult with your institution/employer to confirm which course is the best option for your individual needs prior to completing the registration process.

 

*Special Notes*

  • AIS2005/2008 Dictionary remains the current dictionary being utilized by the majority of hospitals in and around the United States. While, AIS2015 Dictionary and training has been available for nearly three years, most software vendors have not fully integrated AIS2015 codes into their registries.
  • AIS students that are unable to practice the use of the codes right away may choose to take the AIS2005/2008 Update Course.
  • AAAM will continue to offer both courses until AIS2015 becomes mandated by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). (AAAM does NOT set that mandate.) The ACS has been able to accept AIS2015 data, however, most facilities are not using the new code yet. 

 

AIS15 In-Person Course

Duration: In person courses are held over 2 consecutive days.
Class Hours: Determined by Host
PreRequisites:3-6 months experience working with trauma data; basic human anatomy course or equivalent; basic medical terminology course or equivalent.
Equipment Needs: Projector, screen, microphone, classroom-style set-up with 2 people per table.
Facilitator: The course is facilitated by AAAM faculty.
Contact Hours: 15.0 contact hours are awarded after successful completion of the course.
Cost: $750 USD

 
AIS15 In-Person Course

Duration: In person courses are held over 2 consecutive days.
Class Hours: Determined by Host
PreRequisites:3-6 months experience working with trauma data; basic human anatomy course or equivalent; basic medical terminology course or equivalent.
Equipment Needs: Projector, screen, microphone, classroom-style set-up with 2 people per table.
Facilitator: The course is facilitated by AAAM faculty.
Contact Hours: 15.0 contact hours are awarded after successful completion of the course.
Cost: $750 USD

 
AIS15 VIRTUAL LIVE Course

Duration: Virtual live courses are held over 4 consecutive days.
Class Hours: 12pm-4pm CT.
PreRequisites:3-6 months experience working with a trauma registry; basic human anatomy course or equivalent; basic medical terminology course or equivalent
Equipment Needs: Participants in the course must have webcam and microphone capabilities as active participation in discussions is required.
Facilitator: The course is facilitated live by AAAM faculty via a webinar platform.
Contact Hours: 15.0 contact hours are awarded after successful completion of the course.
Cost: $750 USD

 
AIS15 ONLINE Course

Duration: Online courses are a one-month course with three to four hours a week of faculty interaction via an on-line webinar platform.
Class Hours: 1pm-3pm CT as well as 7pm-9pm (The offering time rotates each month, one month daytime hours, the next evening hours. Refer to the course calendar for specific offerings)
PreRequisites: 3-6 months experience working with a trauma registry; basic human anatomy course or equivalent; basic medical terminology course or equivalent
Equipment Needs: Participants in the course must have microphone or telephone audio connection.
Facilitator: The course is facilitated live by AAAM faculty via a webinar platform on Monday’s/Thursday’s 2-hour classroom sessions.
Contact Hours: 23.0 contact hours are awarded after successful completion of the course.
Cost: $750 USD

 
AIS15 UPDATE VIRTUAL LIVE Course

Duration: This course is held over 2 days, three hours each session of faculty interaction via an on-line webinar platform.
Class Hours: 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. CT.
PreRequisites: Participant must have previously completed an AIS2005/2008 Update course between 01/01/2015 and current date. This class is NOT for those who have already taken the AIS2015 Course.
Equipment Needs: Participants in the course must have webcam and microphone capabilities as active participation in discussions is required.
Facilitator: The course is facilitated live by AAAM faculty via a webinar platform.
Contact Hours: 11.5 contact hours are awarded after successful completion of the course.
Cost: $325 USD includes a digital copy only of the AIS2015 Dictionary *If you prefer a hardcopy of the dictionary, there is an additional $100 fee.

 
AIS08 ONLINE Course:

Duration: Online courses are a one-month course with three to four hours a week of faculty interaction via an on-line webinar platform.
Class Hours: 1pm-3pm CT as well as 7pm-9pm (The offering time rotates each month, one month daytime hours, the next evening hours. Refer to the course calendar for specific offerings)
PreRequisites: 3-6 months experience working with a trauma registry; basic human anatomy course or equivalent; basic medical terminology course or equivalent
Equipment Needs: Participants in the course must have microphone or telephone audio connection.
Facilitator: The course is facilitated live by AAAM faculty via a webinar platform on Monday’s/Thursday’s 2-hour classroom sessions.
Contact Hours: 23.0 contact hours are awarded after successful completion of the course.
Cost: $750 USD

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