January 25, 2024 - January 26, 2024
Thursday, January 25, 2024 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Registration begins at 7:30 AM
Friday, January 26, 2024 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM. Check in begins at 7:00 AM.
Ending times may vary depending upon the testing process.
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Student Hybrid Course (2-Day)
Thursday, January 25, 2024
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma developed the current ATLS® program in accordance with the College's long-standing dedication to improvement of care for the surgical patient. The program is designed for physicians who do not treat victims of major trauma regularly and who may not have immediate access to sophisticated emergency care facilities.
Physicians treating trauma patients in emergency or surgical departments also benefit from the course training. The program emphasizes the first hour of initial assessment and primary management of the injured patient, starting at the point in time of injury and continuing through initial assessment, life-saving intervention, re-evaluation, stabilization, and when needed, transfer to a facility in which the patient can receive specialized care, such as a trauma center.
The Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS®) course provides its participants with a safe and reliable method for the immediate treatment of the injured patient and the basic knowledge necessary to:
- Assess the patient's condition rapidly and accurately
- Resuscitate and stabilize patient according to priority
- Determine whether a patient's needs exceed a facility's resources and/or a doctor's capabilities
- Arrange appropriately for a patient's interhospital or intrahospital transfer (who, what, when, and how)
- Ensure that optimal care is provided and that the level of care does not deteriorate at any point during the evaluation, resuscitation, or transfer process
The Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons verifies the ATLS® Student level for four years (with a 6-month grace period). The Refresher course is designed for Student Level Reverification.