Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) -- UPMC Presbyterian


General Course Information: The Advanced Trauma Life Support® (ATLS®) program can teach you a systematic, concise approach to the care of a trauma patient. ATLS was developed by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma (COT) and was first introduced in the US and abroad in 1980.  Its courses provide you with a safe and reliable method for immediate management of injured patients.  The course teaches you how to assess a patient’s condition, resuscitate and stabilize him or her, and determine if his or her needs exceed a facility’s capacity. It also covers how to arrange for a patient’s inter-hospital transfer and assure that optimum care is provided throughout the process. If you don’t treat trauma patients frequently, an ATLS course provides an easy method to remember for evaluation and treatment of a trauma victim.

This program provides systemic and concise training for the early care of trauma patients. The ATLS program provides participants with a safe, reliable method for immediate management of the injured patient and the basic knowledge necessary to:

  1. Assess the patient’s condition rapidly and accurately
  2. Resuscitate and stabilize the patient according to priority
  3. Determine if the patient’s needs exceed a facility’s capacity
  4. Arrange appropriately for the patient’s inter-hospital transfer (who, what, when, and how)
  5. Assure that optimum care is provided and that the level of care does not deteriorate at any point during the evaluation, resuscitation, or transfer process

CME: Full Course - The American College of Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ listed above, a maximum of 16.00 credits meet the requirements for Self-Assessment. 

Agenda: Full course is 2-days.  Re-Certification will take place on Day-2 afternoon.  All re-certification is required to attend the testing portion of Day 2, however you are welcome to attend any/all portions of the course as a refresher.

Objectives: 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

Course Contact: Leigh Frederick, PhDc, MSN, RN

                              [email protected]





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UPMC Presbyterian
Scaife 1105
Frederick 11/12 - 11/13 Fr 07:00 AM - 05:30 PM $850.00 View

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