VISION:  Improve the lives of all those affected by or at risk of traumatic injury.
Advanced Trauma Life Support FAQs


1.   
How can I obtain a copy of the student manual?
All participants in a Student or Student Refresher course will receive a copy of the current Advanced Trauma Life Support®(ATLS®) Student Manual. If you do not take an ATLS course, manuals can still be purchased.
2.      How do I find an ATLS course? 
You can search for upcoming ATLS courses online.
http://web20.facs.org/atls_cr/ATLS_Course_Search_Result.cfm
3.    For how long is an ATLS student status current?
After the successful completion of the ATLS Student or Student Refresher course, your ATLS status is current for four years from the last date of the course. Students have up to six months after their status expires to take a Student Refresher course. After this refresher timeframe has expired you must retake the full ATLS course.
4.        How do I find out if I have a current ATLS provider status?

Please contact your Regional Program Coordinator
http://www.traumacanada.org/page-999582

5.        I have not received my ATLS provider card yet. Who do I contact?

Please contact the site coordinator with whom you registered for the course.
http://www.traumacanada.org/page-999582

6.     How many continuing medical education (CME) and self-assessment credits (MOC
         part 2) can be awarded following the completion of an ATLS course?
  • 2.5-day Student course – 20 CME credits; 20 self-assessment credits
  • 2-day Student course – 17 CME credits; 17 self-assessment credits
  • 1-day Student Refresher course – 7.5 CME credits
  • 0.5-day Student Refresher course – 5 CME credits
  • 2- and 1.5-day Instructor courses – 9.5 CME credits
  • 1-day Instructor course – 8.25 CME credits
7.        How do I obtain a new student card if mine has been lost or damaged?
Please contact your Regional Program Coordinator
http://www.traumacanada.org/page-999582
8.        For how long is an ATLS faculty status current?
An ATLS instructor status is current for four years. Instructors have up to six months after their status expires to complete the reverification process, otherwise they must retake the instructor course again.
 
9.        How do I obtain a new instructor card if mine has been lost or damaged?
Please contact your Regional Program Coordinator
http://www.traumacanada.org/page-999582
10.     I recently moved to another Province/ state. What steps do I take to continue my involvement in the program?
Please contact your Regional Program Coordinator. (USA)
http://www.traumacanada.org/page-999582
(Canada)
11.     How do I know who to contact at the ATLS program office if I have a question?
A list of American College of Surgeons ATLS staff members and the geographic areas they manage is available.

12.  Does the Trauma Association of Canada (TAC) run/manage the ATLS courses?

No.  ATLS programs are run through the American College of Surgeons, however, the TAC website hosts the course and Regional Program contact information for those interested in taking ATLS courses. 


 

 

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