Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Provider Course
The Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Program, designed by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma (COT), aims to improve the care of trauma patients. The 3-days course includes didactic lectures, an animal practice session and real-time trauma simulation sessions. Doctors will be taught a systematic, concise method of establishing assessment and management priorities in the care of the trauma patients.
The ATLS Program aims to provide the participant with a safe, reliable method to assess the patient's condition rapidly and accurately, resuscitate and stabilize them according to priority, determine if there's a need to transfer the patient to another facility, arrange for inter-hospital transfer and ensure that optimal care is provided.
Participants will learn to identify injuries associated with major trauma, management of skills required for early resuscitation, and treatment of injured patients.
The ATLS course provides its participants with a safe and reliable method for the immediate treatment of injured patients and the basic knowledge necessary to:
Assess a patient’s condition rapidly and accurately.
Resuscitate and stabilize patients 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 (what, who, 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 processes.