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Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Reverification Programme

This revision one- day course has been specially developed to allow you to reverify your ATLS® Provider status.

It is designed as a straightforward and cost-effective way to reverify and is offered as an alternative to re-taking the full two-day ATLS® course.

Your ATLS® provider status lapses four years after taking the ATLS® course, and has to be reverified within six months of its lapse date.

The format of this course includes interactive discussions, scenario based skills stations, initial assessment (moulage) scenarios and interactive e-Learning tool which will enhance your learning experience.

The pre-course eLearning consists of an Overview chapter, ATLS® student course manual, 13 modules and quizzes, pre course MCQ test and it takes approximately 1-2 hrs to complete each module. Full completion of the pre-course learning is highly recommended. Completion of Chapter 1, Initial Assessment and Management, Module 1 quiz and pre-course MCQs is a mandatory requirement to attend the course and must be completed by 7am on the day before your course. Delegates who have not completed the mandatory modules will not be allowed to attend the course and will forfeit their course fee. Course participants are also required to read the ATLS® course manual in full to prepare for the assessments on the 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.

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Suitability

This course is open to ATLS providers who regularly manage severely injured patients and who have taken the ATLS course within the last four and a half years.

Providers who do not regularly manage severely injured patients should reverify by attending the full two day ATLS Provider course. The one day course requires a high degree of familiarity with trauma resuscitation and uses provider's own experiences to illustrate important principles of management.

Reverification of your ATLS provider status must happen no later than six months after your status lapses (which happens four years after you take the course).

If you wait any longer than six months, you will need to re-take the full two-day ATLS course.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you should be able to: 

  • Demonstrate refreshed knowledge of all principles of ATLS and its safe, reliable method for immediate management of the injured trauma patient
  • Continue to effectively use the standardised language of trauma care across the specialties that ATLS enables
 

Format

This highly interactive course combines a range of interactive discussions, unfolding scenarios stations with embedded skills and simulated patient management scenarios (moulage).

Before taking the course, you will need to complete the pre-course eLearning and read the course manual in full.

Course participants will receive access to pre-course learning resources on the RCS VLE via a notification with log in details six weeks before the course at the latest.

Additional Information

Course content

You will refresh your knowledge of all of the principles of ATLS, including:

  • Initial trauma assessment and management
  • Airway and ventilatory management including cricothyroidotomy
  • Assessment and management of patients in haemorrhagic shock
  • Assessment of chest injuries and chest decompression
  • Head injury management
  • Spinal restriction of motion and assessment of injuries
  • Differences in trauma management at extremes of age
  • Trauma team and necessary behaviours of team leaders and team members

Please note that you can no longer reverify on the final day of the two-day ATLS course.

How to become an ATLS Instructor

While participating in an ATLS course, you may be nominated as having Instructor Potential (IP).

Faculty are looking for participants who demonstrate excellent core knowledge, a commitment to the ATLS principles and the skills and attitude necessary for the role of an ATLS instructor. You also need to be working at ST 4 level (or equivalent) or above.

If you have been nominated as an ATLS IP, you will need to attend an ATLS Instructor course. Please take a look at our list of ATLS Instructor courses

Becoming an ATLS instructor is a fulfilling way to further your professional development while sharing your trauma management knowledge with motivated course participants and colleagues. Alongside this, we are always keen to hear from people interested in becoming faculty for other RCS courses.

Booking Options

Regional Centres

Fri
27
Sep
2019
£350
Royal Cornwall Hospital

27 Sep 2019

£350

Pricing notes:

Full price: £350

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.

Royal Cornwall Hospital

Location:

Royal Cornwall Hospital
Treliske
TRURO
TR1 3LJ
United Kingdom
sharonmclaughlin@nhs.net
01872 252124

Instructions:

Ms S McLaughlin, sharonmclaughlin@nhs.net, 01872 252124
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Pricing notes:

Full price: £350

Fully Booked

Contact details:

Please contact the coordinator:
Ms S McLaughlin
sharonmclaughlin@nhs.net
mailto:sharonmclaughlin@nhs.net

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Thu
10
Oct
2019
£390
Cheltenham General Hospital

10 Oct 2019

£390

Pricing notes:

Full price: £390

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.

Cheltenham General Hospital

Location:

Cheltenham General Hospital
Sandford Road
CHELTENHAM
GL53 7AN
United Kingdom
carol.welsh1@nhs.net
0300 4223038

Instructions:

Mrs C Welsh, carol.welsh1@nhs.net, 0300 4223038
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Pricing notes:

Full price: £390

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Contact details:

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Mrs C Welsh
carol.welsh1@nhs.net
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Fri
11
Oct
2019
£390
Cheltenham General Hospital

11 Oct 2019

£390

Pricing notes:

Full price: £390

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.

Cheltenham General Hospital

Location:

Cheltenham General Hospital
Sandford Road
CHELTENHAM
GL53 7AN
United Kingdom
carol.welsh1@nhs.net
0300 4223038

Instructions:

Mrs C Welsh, carol.welsh1@nhs.net, 0300 4223038
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Fully Booked

Pricing notes:

Full price: £390

Fully Booked

Contact details:

Please contact the coordinator:
Mrs C Welsh
carol.welsh1@nhs.net
mailto:carol.welsh1@nhs.net

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