Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Provider Course

Course Description:

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.



Learning Objectives:

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.



Target Audience:

• Physicians

King Saud University, Riyadh 11451

+966 11 4699144



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