The Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Course provides the participant with a safe, reliable method for immediate management of the injured patient and the basic knowledge necessary to:
- Rapid accurate assessment
- Resuscitate and stabilize by priority
- Determine needs and capabilities
- Arrange for transfer to definitive care
- Assure optimum care
Participants will have the knowledge and skills required for rapidly identifying, managing, and treating adult and pediatric multi-system trauma patients.
Upon successful completion of the ATLS Student Course, the participant will be able to:
- Demonstrate concepts/principles of primary and secondary assessment
- Establish management priorities
- Initiate primary/secondary management
- Demonstrate the skills necessary to assess/manage the critically injured patient
Description and ATLS Educational Format:
This is a highly interactive two and a half days scenario-based course and Instructors facilitate interactive lecture discussion. Participants then proceed to 'hands-on' scenario-based skill stations and apply the principles of ATLS.
Course material includes:
A text book and a pretest questions for self-assessment.
Course Overview, Initial Assessment and Management, Airway and Ventilatory Management, Shock, Thoracic Trauma, Abdominal Trauma, Surgical Skills Practicum Discussion, Head Trauma, Spine and Spinal Cord Trauma, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Injury Due To Burn and Cold, Pediatric Trauma, Trauma in Elderly, Trauma in Women, Transfer to Definitive Care.
ATLS Skills Stations:
Initial Assessment Demonstration, Surgical Lab Skill Station, Airway & Ventilatory Management, Shock Assessment & Management, X-Ray Identification of Thoracic Trauma, Pre-Test Group Discussion, Secondary Survey, Head & Neck Trauma Assessment & Management, Spinal Cord Injury Assessment & Management, Musculoskeletal Trauma Assessment & Management, Triage Scenarios, Initial Assessment.
This course is designed for Doctors only. Nurses, Paramedics, EMT's and Coordinators can attend this course as auditors only.
It is important that participants come well prepared and studied the entire ATLS student manual to be familiar with all subjects of the course.Successful completion of the course involves attending the entire course, passing a-40 MCQ Examinations (with minimum score of 80%) and passing all the skill stations.
The ATLS Program is designed as a continuing medical education program and is not conducted on a pass/fail basis.
A successful candidate will receive a provider card and a certificate that remain valid for four years. Candidate will also receive 19.5 ACCME hours by the American College of Surgeons (ACS).
Individuals who perform well and are observed by the ATLS faculty to possess a teaching capability will be invited to participate in the instructor course. Eligibility to participate is limited to physicians in countries where the ATLS program has been introduced and promulgated by the (ACS).