Advanced Trauma Life Support® (ATLS®), is a continuing medical education program designed to teach a standardized, concise approach to the care of the trauma patient in the "golden hour"—the period of time following traumatic injury during which there is the highest likelihood of death.
mATLS®—the newest addition to the ATLS program—is comprised of 13 online modules designed to replace the interactive discussion component of the traditional ATLS course so that learners may complete it at their own pace. After completion of these modules, learners will proceed to their registered course sites to complete the hands-on skills portion of the course following a prescribed 1.5-day skills practicum schedule.
For questions about course content, please contact the ATLS office at firstname.lastname@example.org
This activity is intended for health care providers involved in the care of the trauma patient, including:
- Practicing physicians
- Advanced practice clinicians
- Medical students in their final year of study
Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:
- Demonstrate the concepts and principles of the primary and secondary patient assessment
- Establish management priorities in a trauma situation
- Identify primary and secondary management necessary within the golden hour for the emergency management of acute-life threatening conditions
- Participate in a simulated clinical and surgical skills practicum where they will demonstrate skills that are often required in the initial assessment and treatment of patient with multiple injuries.
- Module 0: ATLS Overview
- Module 1: Initial Assessment and Management
- Module 2: Airway and Ventilatory Management
- Module 3: Shock
- Module 4: Thoracic Trauma
- Module 5: Abdominal and Pelvic Trauma
- Module 6: Head Trauma
- Module 7: Spine and Spinal Cord Trauma
- Module 8: Musculoskeletal Trauma
- Module 9: Thermal Injuries
- Module 10: Pediatric Trauma
- Module 11: Geriatric Trauma
- Module 12: Trauma in Pregnancy and Intimate Partner Violence
- Module 13: Transfer to Definitive Care
- Post-Module Assessment
- Course Evaluation
Course Faculty and Disclosures
Karen Brasel, MD, FACS
Sharon Henry, MD, FACS
In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. Therefore, it is mandatory that both the program planning committee and speakers complete disclosure forms. Members of the program committee were required to disclose all financial relationships and speakers were required to disclose any financial relationship as it pertains to the content of the presentations. The ACCME defines a 'commercial interest' as "any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients." It does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests. The ACCME considers "relevant" financial relationships as financial transactions (in any amount) that may create a conflict of interest and occur within the 12 months preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content of the educational activity.
The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the session. The planning committee members and speakers were contacted and the conflicts listed below have been managed to our satisfaction. However, if you perceive a bias during a session, please advise us of the circumstances on the session evaluation form.
Please note we have advised the speakers that it is their responsibility to disclose at the start of their presentation if they will be describing the use of a device, product, or drug that is not FDA approved or the off-label use of an approved device, product, or drug or unapproved usage.
The requirement for disclosure is not intended to imply any impropriety of such relationships, but simply to identify such relationships through full disclosure, and to allow the audience to form its own judgments regarding the presentation.
- 9.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 9.00 Certificate of Completion
- 9.00 Self Assessment Credit