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
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 email@example.com for further questions and guidance.