A systematic and consistent approach is essential for the effective assessment and resuscitation of a traumatized patient. ATLS® uses the “ABCDE” approach to define an orderly progression of evaluation and intervention.

Upon completion of the course, the participant will be able to:

The course consists of the following:

Successful completion of the course requires full attendance, passing grades in the skill stations and IA station and a post course test mark of 75% or higher. A verification card indicating successful completion of the course will be issued.

Overview of Core Content:

Practical Skill Stations:


This is a 2-day course for any physician involved in the care of the trauma patient. Registration is limited.


The card verifying successful completion of the ATLS® course is valid for 4 years from the date of issue. Registrants will need to retake the course every 4 years to maintain their ATLS® verification status.


The treatment of seriously injured patients requires rapid and accurate assessment plus timely resuscitation.

The ATLS® course provides physicians with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to effectively manage the trauma patient.