Tulane Trauma Education Institution

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Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

The History of ATLS

Tulane Trauma Education (TTE) is an accredited provider of ATLS courses, a CME program developed by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT). ATLS provides a safe and reliable set of protocols for assessing and initially managing trauma patients. The ACS introduced the ATLS courses in the U.S. in January 1980, in Canada in 1981, and several other countries adopted ATLS in Latin and South American in 1986. 

Through education programs like those provided by Tulane, ATLS has been taught to over 1 million physicians around the world. ATLS has become the foundation of care for injured patients by teaching a common language and a common approach. The ATLS curriculum is reviewed and revised every 4 years to keep abreast of changes in the management of trauma patients. The current 10th edition was created using an international, multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach that resulted in an ATLS education program that is contemporary and meaningful in the global community.

What to Expect in an ATLS Course

Tulane offers monthly Provider and Refresher courses and annual Instructor courses each year. All ATLS courses are taught using an educational format that is conducive to training physicians (and physician extenders) the concepts, skills, and techniques required in initial patient resuscitation. The course encompasses multiple modalities, including core didactic lectures, interactive skills demonstrations, small group discussions, simulation techniques, and practical skills tests. 

The objectives of ATLS training are to:

  • Assess the patient's condition rapidly and accurately
  • Resuscitate and stabilize the patient according to priority
  • Determine if the patient's needs exceed a facility's capabilities
  • Arrange appropriately for the patient's definitive care
  • Ensure that optimum care is provided

 

Facemask Notice:

One of the many precautions now in use at the Tulane Sim Center will be the mandatory use of face coverings during all skills portions of sessions when people might be in closer proximity. All participants are asked to bring their own masks/face coverings (reusable cloth are fine) when they come to the Sim Center as we are not able to provide disposable masks at this time. 

 

 

Physician Extenders: You will pay the full Provider cost. Please note that to pass this course, you are expected to be able to read and interrupt X-Rays/CTs. You will be conducting assessment stations as the team leads. Please contact Jared Kimball, ATLS Coordinator, before registering to see the availability of the spots within your desired date. 

 

Course Coordinators/Residency Advisors: Please place the student's information within the system including Name, Address, Phone Numbers, and Email address. This is vital to ensure proper communication with the student can be done promptly. 

Terms and Conditions: 

All ATLS course registration fees include a portion of non-refundable fees. Any cancellations will be based on the following schedule:

  • $100 non-refundable fee, regardless of the timing of the cancellation
  • $200 total non-refundable fee, if canceled after ATLS book is shipped

 

If you are paying by business check or cash, please contact Jared at the below number to arrange for payments to be made. 

 

If you have any questions, please contact our ATLS Coordinator, Jared Kimball at 504-988-7266 or jkimbal@tulane.edu for further questions and guidance

 

 

 


The ATLS Refresher Course is a half-day continuing medical education program designed for providers who currently hold a valid and current ATLS card. Your ATLS card may not be expired by more than 6 months.

Course Completion Requirements:
Successful completion of the course is based on the provider's overall performance throughout the entire course. Recognition of successful course completion is-contingent on the following requirements:

• Attendance at the entire course (all lectures, skill stations, and testing stations)
• Demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in accordance with course requirements
• Post examination of 70% minimum to passing

 

Facemask Notice:

One of the many precautions now in use at the Tulane Sim Center will be the mandatory use of face coverings during all skills portions of sessions when people might be in closer proximity. All participants are asked to bring their own masks/face coverings (reusable cloth are fine) when they come to the Sim Center as we are not able to provide disposable masks at this time. 

Terms and Conditions: 

All ATLS course registration fees include a portion of non-refundable fees. Any cancellations will be based on the following schedule:

  • $100 non-refundable fee, regardless of the timing of the cancellation
  • $200 total non-refundable fee, if canceled after ATLS book is shipped

 

 

 

Emergency Medical Services is a career field filled with excitement, rewards, public service, and at times tasks that require routine work. Research indicates EMS providers love the work they do, are committed to patient care, enjoy the education, the “teamwork” part of work-life and wish they were paid more for their services. Mental stability, physical fitness, and remaining “calm” during the storm of activities one faces as an EMT are important attributes of EMS professionals. Often used as an entry portal for other health care professions, EMS can be an enjoyable and rewarding life’s work.

Typically, persons interested in EMS must be 18 years of age, take and pass an EMT education course, and not have a criminal background. EMT courses are taught in a variety of settings throughout the United States. All US Army and Air Force “medics ” are EMTs.  The EMT course requires a semester of education to complete. Many EMTs, particularly in rural areas, volunteer to be on the EMS service. Most volunteers are compensated in some fashion for EMS work. A majority of EMTs are paid ambulance personnel and work either for Fire Departments, with Ambulance services, or hospitals that deliver local EMS care.

The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT): is to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. EMTs function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. EMTs perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. The EMT is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system.

 

Completion of this course will allow you to challenge the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Certification didactic and psychomotor exam to become Nationally Certified. 

 

 AHA BLS Provider Certification is required for this course. The certification has to be current through December 2022. The AHA BLS Provider will be held within the first few nights of the course. If you have a current Provider Card, please submit it to the Program Coordinator, Jared Kimball. He can be reached at jkimbal@tulane.edu or 504-988-7266. 

Cancellation Policy:

Registration cancellations will be refunded based on the following schedule:

  • $100 non-refundable fee, regardless of the timing of the cancellation
  • $400 total non-refundable fee, if canceled after first two class sessions (first week)
  • No refunds are given if canceled after 4 weeks of class

 

Tulane Students: Please contact the School of Professional Advancement to register for this course. If you register directly with the Sim Center, you will not be awarded any credit towards your degree. If you have any questions, please contact our Program Manager. 

See course specific cancellation, rescheduling, and refund policy listed under course description.

The Sim Center does not accept personal checks for course registration fees. Students can pay cash, by credit card or a business/employer’s check.

The Sim Center reserves the right to cancel these courses due to unforeseen circumstances or low enrollment.

Cancellation due to enrollment would be announced no later than 3 weeks prior to course dates. Students will be rescheduled to a later date or provided a full refund. Travel should not be booked before this time. Tulane is not responsible for any fees related to a cancelled course.