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Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Provider Programme

The aim of ATLS is to teach a simple systematic approach to the management of trauma patients through interactive tutorials, skills teaching and simulated patient management scenarios. The ATLS® course was developed by the American College of Surgeons and has now been adopted in over 60 countries worldwide.

ATLS course information designed to assist regional centre coordinators can be found here.

Have you been nominated for ATLS Instructor Potential?

Regional course dates and locations

Content

ATLS teaches a safe reliable method for immediate management of the injured trauma patient. ATLS is a multidisciplinary course enabling a standardised language of trauma care across the specialties.

Target Audience / Suitability

FY2, CT1-2 (ST1-2).

FY1 are not eligible to attend this course.

Am I suitable?

Format

This is a highly-interactive course combining lectures, discussions, interactive tutorials, skills teaching and simulated patient management scenarios (moulage).

There are continual assessments throughout the course. Pre-course reading is essential to be able to participate fully in the course. Candidates receive the ATLS manual.

Additional Information

ATLS is a multidisciplinary course enabling a standardised language of trauma care across the specialties. Attendance at the course also exposes the candidate to a network of motivated colleagues with an enthusiasm for trauma management.

What you get

ATLS manual

Pre-course reading is essential to be able to participate fully in the course.