||Advanced Trauma Life Support For Physicians(ATLS)
From the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma
The ATLS Course teaches well-established treatment methods and approaches trauma care in a systematized manner, presenting to the doctor a concise method of establishing assessment and management priorities in the care of the trauma patients.
Injury is precipitous and indiscriminate
The doctor who first attends to the injured patient has the greatest opportunity to impact outcome
The price of injury is excessive in dollars, as well as human suffering
Developed by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons
One safe, reliable method for assessing and Initially managing the trauma patient
Revised every four years in an effort to keep current
Designed for doctors who care for injured patients
Standards for successful completion established for doctors
An organized approach for evaluation and management of seriously injured patients
A foundation of common knowledge for all members of the Trauma Team
Applicable in both large urban centers and small rural emergency departments
The ATLS Course provides the participant with basic knowledge necessary to:
Assess the patient's condition rapidly and accurately Resuscitate and stabilize the patient according to priority determine if the patient's needs exceed a facility's capabilities arrange appropriately for the patient's definitive care Ensure that optimum care is provided.
Teaches medical core content in an interactive format
Hands-on skills sessions in simulated trauma settings
Successful completion status valid for four years from course date
Student Refresher Course
Provides doctors the opportunity to maintain a current status
Half-day or one-day course format
Content overview, triage scenarios, written & practical tests included
As an organization accredited for continuing medical education by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the ACS designates that this CME offering meets the criteria for hour-for-hour credit in Category 1.
A $100.00 non-refundable processing fee is included in
the course tuition. Written cancellation requests received 30
prior to the course are eligible for a 50% refund. Cancellations
less than 10 days prior to the course, or failure to attend the
course will result in forfeiture of the entire course tuition.
AtlantiCare Regional reserves the right of course cancellation.