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ATLS - Advanced Trauma Life Support

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) is a training program for medical providers (MD/DO/DPM/PA/NP/CO) in the management of acute trauma cases, developed by the American College of Surgeons. Similar programs exist for nurses (ATCN) and paramedics (PHTLS). Its goal is to teach a simplified and standardized approach to trauma patients. Originally designed for emergency situations where only one doctor and one nurse are present, ATLS is now widely accepted as the standard of care for initial assessment and treatment in trauma centers. The premise of the ATLS program is to treat the greatest threat to life first. It also advocates that the lack of a definitive diagnosis and a detailed history should not slow the application of indicated treatment for life-threatening injury, with the most time-critical interventions performed early



Advanced Trauma Life Support Provider and Refresher course:

May 14 - 15, 2014
Held at SIU School of Medicine

Contact:  Linda Riseman, RN, TNSCC, CEN
ATLS Course Coordinator
lriseman@siumed.edu
217-545-5397