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Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) 10th Ed

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ATLS® is a global course, teaching a systematic process of trauma care for patients with life-threatening injuries.

Throughout this interactive course, you will learn a range of comprehensive and adaptable trauma management skills, relevant to all specialties. 

NEXT COURSE: 25TH & 26TH APRIL 2018

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NB The 10th edition programme will be available to view in due course.

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Course Director: Dr Gillian Park, Consultant in A&E Medicine

Exclusively provided in the UK by the Royal College of Surgeons, www.rcseng.ac.uk/courses

ATLS 10th Ed. is a highly interactive two-day course taught using a variety of practical techniques including simulated patient scenarios, skills demonstrations, group discussions and tutorials.

You will receive continual feedback and assessment throughout the course.

Before the course, you will be sent the ATLS manual. This essential pre-reading will ensure you get the most out of every session.  A pre-course MCQ must also be completed, before attendance.

Course content

The ATLS course involves a range of practical training sessions, including:

  • Initial trauma assessment and management
  • Airway and ventilatory management
  • Shock
  • Abdominal and pelvic trauma
  • Thoracic trauma
  • Head, spine and musculoskeletal trauma
  • Spinal immobilisation
  • Secondary survey, head to toe exam, patient transfer
  • Spinal assessment/x-rays
  • Primary survey x-rays
  • Cricothyroidotomy/chest decompression/pericardiocentesis
  • Application of pelvic binder


Criteria for attending an ATLS course – Medically qualified and recommended during first or second year of specialist training (ST1-2)

 

There are also up to 4 nurse observers on the course – any nurses interested in attending, please contact the Course Administration Service for further details.

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Feedback from The Royal College of Surgeons for May 2017:

Participants scored this course highly across most categories with an average score of 86%.  Congratulations on this high performance!




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