Advanced Trauma Life Support® (ATLS®)
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.
For more information about ATLS, visit: https://www.facs.org/quality-programs/trauma/atls
If you wish to take a course you must contact the Coordinator directly in the area you wish to take the course. They will have a list of the dates of courses in their area.
ATLS Coordinators in Canada (updated April 24, 2018)
Please see PDF (Click Here) for updated contact list of coordinators in your province.