Professional Development

Advanced Trauma Life Support ATLS

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

ATLS® is a program that was developed by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma with the aim to improve care provided to injured patients.  This course approaches trauma care in an organized and systematic manner.  Focus is given to care provided during the “first hour”.  Initial assessment and primary management of the patient is emphasized, starting at the time of injury and continuing through initial assessment, intervention, reevaluation, stabilization and transfer to a trauma center for definitive care.

This is a 2 day course comprised of didactic and skills stations. You must attend both days to receive credit for the course.

Course Objectives

 Assess the patient’s condition rapidly and accurately

• Resuscitate and stabilize the patient according to priority

• Determine whether the patient’s needs exceed a facilities resources and capabilities

• Arrange for the appropriate inter-hospital transfer for definitive care

• Ensure that optimum care is provided

Course Topics

• Initial Assessment and Management

• Airway and Ventilatory Management

• Shock

• Thoracic and Abdominal Trauma

• Head and Spine Trauma

• Musculoskeletal Trauma

• Injuries due to Burns and Cold

• Pediatric Trauma

• Geriatric Trauma

• Trauma in Women

• Transfer to Definitive Care

Other Dates and Times

WhenDate Time Registration
Thursday
September 17, 2020
7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Thursday
December 3, 2020
7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

A refund will be given if a cancellation request is received 45 days prior to the start of the class/program. A full refund will be given for any class cancelled by the site.


Online registration available to physician providers ONLY. APPs and Auditors, please contact course coordinator at cpuglia@ascension.org Thank you.