Mobile ATLS Course

mATLS Hybrid

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 or 312-202-5160.



Target Audience

This activity is intended for health care providers involved in the care of the trauma patient, including:

  • Practicing physicians
  • Residents
  • Advanced practice clinicians
  • Medical students in their final year of study

Learning Objectives

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.

Course Outline

  • 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 summary
Available credit: 
  • 21.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 21.25 Certificate of Completion
  • 21.25 Self Assessment Credit
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Disclosure Policy

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 (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all financial relationships with any commercial interest (termed by the ACCME as “ineligible companies”, defined below) held in the last 24 months (see below for definitions). Please note that first authors were required to collect and submit disclosure information on behalf all other authors/contributors, if applicable. 

Ineligible companies: The ACCME defines an “ineligible company” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients. Providers of clinical services directly to patients are NOT included in this definition. 

Financial Relationships: Relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected. ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner. 

Conflict of Interest: Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of an ineligible company with which he/she has a financial relationship. 

The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity.  Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during the educational activity, please report it on the evaluation. 

For course-specific disclosure listings, please refer to the disclosure insert provided at your course site.


Karen Brasel, MD, FACS 
Nothing to disclose  

Sharon Henry, MD, FACS 
Nothing to disclose  

Planning/Development Committee 

The following have contributed to the development of this course in either the Live Activity, the Online Module, or both, as noted below. 

Kimberly Joseph, MD, FACS (Live Activity, Module) 
Nothing to disclose 

Sharon Henry, MD, FACS (Live Activity, Module) 
Nothing to disclose  

John Sutyak, MD, FACS (Module) 
Nothing to disclose  

Suresh Agarwal, MD, FACS (Module) 
Nothing to disclose 

Karen Brasel, MD, FACS (Live Activity, Module) 
Nothing to disclose  

Julie Dunn, MD, FACS (Module) 
Nothing to disclose  

Oscar Guillamondegui, MD, FACS (Module) 
Nothing to disclose  

Randeep Jawa, MD, FACS (Module) 
Nothing to disclose  

Hunter Moore, MD (Module) 
Founder, Thrombo Therapeutics Incorporated 

Deborah Paltridge (Live Activity)
Nothing to disclose

Travis Polk, MD, FACS (Module) 
Nothing to disclose  

Kristin Sihler, MD, FACS (Module) 
Nothing to disclose

Continuing Medical Education Credit Information


The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 21.25 credits meet the requirements for Self-Assessment.

Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 21.25 credits meet the requirements for Trauma.

Please note that you are required to advise your attendees that it is the individual physician’s responsibility to verify with the appropriate regulatory body whether the content satisfies their requirements. 


American College of Surgeons and ACGME Logos

Available Credit

  • 21.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 21.25 Certificate of Completion
  • 21.25 Self Assessment Credit
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