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Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS®) Instructor course

This immersive two-day course trains new ATLS® instructors, helping to sustain and grow the thriving ATLS® programme in the UK. In addition to the two-day face to face component, there is also mandatory, pre-course eLearning. 

It is designed specifically for those who have been nominated as having ATLS® Instructor Potential (IP) and focuses on the methods, standards, and processes involved in teaching the ATLS® course. As a current ATLS® Instructor, you will also have ATLS® Provider status.

Upon completion, you will have the necessary skills to develop a positive working environment and act as a supportive mentor to candidates on the provider course.

Our priority is to provide training for doctors working for the NHS. Due to demand and limited availability we do not accept applications from doctors working overseas. 

  • £730.00
  • 2 days
  • 12.00 CPD Points
£730.00
2 days
12.00 CPD Points

Suitability

This course is suitable for those who have been nominated as having ATLS Instructor Potential (IP) within the last two years and meet the eligibility requirements.

This status can only be gained after taking the ATLS course or the ATLS Reverification course.

Learning Outcomes

After passing this course, you will achieve Instructor Candidate status. 

You should then be able to fully complete your ATLS Instructor training by teaching on the ATLS course as a member of faculty.

You will need to do this within a year of completing your ATLS Instructor course.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the educational foundations underlying the ATLS course
  • Explain how to develop a positive learning environment
  • Use objectives and outcomes effectively
  • Facilitate different types of learning
  • Create interactivity in teaching and learning
  • Adopt a systematic approach to planning and teaching interactive scenarios sessions
  • Discuss how improvements can be made to other’s teaching, through feedback and analysis of sessions
  • Discuss and plan the requirements needed for ATLS assessments
  • State the roles and responsibilities of the ATLS instructor
  • Set up and teach each of the skill stations using the 4 step technique
  • Set up and manage a practice and a test moulage station
  • Describe how to mentor a candidate on a provider course
  • Record and feedback participant’s results
 

Format

This highly interactive course combines lectures, discussions, interactive tutorials, skills teaching and simulated patient management scenarios (moulage).  There are continual assessments throughout the course, where you will be able to demonstrate your skills in:

  • Developing questions for a brief scenario and leading an interactive discussion
  • Managing a moulage scenario
  • Teaching a skill

You will have to complete the MCQ test on the course.

You will receive access to pre-course resources on the RCS VLE 6-8 weeks before the course. Your log in details to the VLE will be emailed to you (to the email address registered on your RCS account).

Pre-course preparation is essential.

Additional Information

In the event of unsuccessful completion

If you are unsuccessful on the course you will not be able to attend another Instructor course within 2 year period. Following the attendance on the course, your instructor potential status will be terminated and in order to apply for another instructor course you will have to gain Instructor potential status again.

Course content

You will cover a variety of topics specific to teaching ATLS during this course, including:

  • Principles of learning
  • Effective critique and feedback
  • Teaching techniques
  • Set, dialogue, and closure
  • Skills teaching using the 4 stage technique
  • Fundamentals of assessment
  • Questioning for interactive scenario
  • Initial assessment (moulage)

Take a look at a sample ATLS Instructor Course programme

Please read the information about teaching on ATLS

Please note that the ATLS Steering Group may take remedial action in the case of any issues with Instructors, and they reserve the right to withdraw Instructor status in particular circumstances.

 Booking Options

Regional Centres

Wed
16
Oct
2019
-
Thu
17
Oct
2019
£730
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

16 Oct 2019
-
17 Oct 2019

£730

Pricing notes:

Full price: £730

Course Fees:

Please note, for courses held at the College, we require full payment upon booking. Take a look at our cancellation policy first.

For regional and international course payments and terms & conditions, please contact the relevant centre.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Location:

Old Swan Hotel
Swan Road
HARROGATE
HG1 2SR
United Kingdom
annelunt@nhs.net
0113 2064998

Instructions:

Mrs A Lunt, annelunt@nhs.net, 0113 2064998
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Fully Booked

Pricing notes:

Full price: £730

Fully Booked

Contact details:

Please contact the coordinator:
Mrs A Lunt
annelunt@nhs.net
mailto:annelunt@nhs.net

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Thu
28
Nov
2019
-
Fri
29
Nov
2019
£730
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

28 Nov 2019
-
29 Nov 2019

£730

Pricing notes:

Full price: £730

Course Fees:

Please note, for courses held at the College, we require full payment upon booking. Take a look at our cancellation policy first.

For regional and international course payments and terms & conditions, please contact the relevant centre.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Location:

Old Swan Hotel
Swan Road
HARROGATE
HG1 2SR
United Kingdom
annelunt@nhs.net
0113 2064998

Instructions:

Mrs A Lunt, annelunt@nhs.net, 0113 2064998
View in Google Maps
Fully Booked

Pricing notes:

Full price: £730

Fully Booked

Contact details:

Please contact the coordinator:
Mrs A Lunt
annelunt@nhs.net
mailto:annelunt@nhs.net

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Wed
04
Dec
2019
-
Thu
05
Dec
2019
£730
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

04 Dec 2019
-
05 Dec 2019

£730

Pricing notes:

Full price: £730

Course Fees:

Please note, for courses held at the College, we require full payment upon booking. Take a look at our cancellation policy first.

For regional and international course payments and terms & conditions, please contact the relevant centre.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Location:

Old Swan Hotel
Swan Road
HARROGATE
HG1 2SR
United Kingdom
annelunt@nhs.net
0113 2064998

Instructions:

Mrs A Lunt, annelunt@nhs.net, 0113 2064998
View in Google Maps
Fully Booked

Pricing notes:

Full price: £730

Fully Booked

Contact details:

Please contact the coordinator:
Mrs A Lunt
annelunt@nhs.net
mailto:annelunt@nhs.net

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Partner Centres

Mon
02
Dec
2019
-
Tue
03
Dec
2019
£730.00
LONDON, United Kingdom

02 Dec 2019
-
03 Dec 2019

£730.00

Pricing notes:

Full price: £730.00

Course Fees:

Please note, for courses held at the College, we require full payment upon booking. Take a look at our cancellation policy first.

For regional and international course payments and terms & conditions, please contact the relevant centre.

LONDON, United Kingdom

Location:

GAPS Learning Centre - 4th Floor, Hunter Wing
St Georges University of London
LONDON
SW17 0RE
United Kingdom
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Wed
04
Dec
2019
-
Thu
05
Dec
2019
£730.00
LONDON, United Kingdom

04 Dec 2019
-
05 Dec 2019

£730.00

Pricing notes:

Full price: £730.00

Course Fees:

Please note, for courses held at the College, we require full payment upon booking. Take a look at our cancellation policy first.

For regional and international course payments and terms & conditions, please contact the relevant centre.

LONDON, United Kingdom

Location:

GAPS Learning Centre - 4th Floor, Hunter Wing
St Georges University of London
LONDON
SW17 0RE
United Kingdom
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Mon
27
Apr
2020
-
Tue
28
Apr
2020
£730.00
LONDON, United Kingdom

27 Apr 2020
-
28 Apr 2020

£730.00

Pricing notes:

Full price: £730.00

Course Fees:

Please note, for courses held at the College, we require full payment upon booking. Take a look at our cancellation policy first.

For regional and international course payments and terms & conditions, please contact the relevant centre.

LONDON, United Kingdom

Location:

GAPS Learning Centre - 4th Floor, Hunter Wing
St Georges University of London
LONDON
SW17 0RE
United Kingdom
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