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Advanced Trauma Life Support

 

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The Advanced Trauma Life Support course goal is to orient the participants to the initial assessment and management if the trauma patient.  This is a physician-based course. 

Prerequisite:  

The ATLS Provider must be a licensed physician.

The course may be audited by Nurses, PAs and Paramedics for Continuing Education only.

Validation:

Participants who complete the class will receive an ATLS provider card. The card is valid for a four-year period. Participants will also receive documentation of appropriate continuing medical credit through the American College of Surgeons.

 

Course Length:

Provider course- Two days (18 to 20 hours)

 

 

Course objectives:

q       Assess the patient's condition rapidly and accurately.

q       Resuscitate and stabilize the patient according to priority.

q       Determine if the patient's needs exceed a facility's capabilities.

q       Arrange appropriately for the patient's interhospital transfer (what, who, when, and how). 

q       Assure that optimum care is provided.

 

 


 

 

 
 
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