Advanced Trauma Life Support Course

Course providers

2 day course

Intended for:

Physicians and nurses who respond both frequently and infrequently to trauma

Accreditation: 8.0 MainPro-C credits (Provider or Instructor course) | 4.0 MainPro-C (Refresher)

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Based on: ATLS programme development

Equipment used: 8th edition course manuals

This course is very difficult to arrange rurally. It is generally held in Vancouver or Victoria. Northern CME site provides links to courses held in Calgary and Edmonton

Topics covered:
Learning objectives:

To learn safe, reliable method for assessing and initially managing trauma patients

Procedural skills learned:

  1. Assess the patient’s condition rapidly and accurately
  2. Resuscitate and stabilize the patient according to priority
  3. Determine if the patient’s needs exceed a facility’s capacity
  4. Arrange appropriately for the patient’s inter-hospital transfer (who, what, when, and how)
  5. Assure that optimum care is provided and maintained throughout the evaluation, resuscitation, or transfer processes

Affiliated with:
Northern CME web site (NCME) – Joan Foerster, Coordinator, 604-228-0055
Trauma Association of Canada (TAC)
UBC Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) – this course is offered at the annual Trauma Conference hosted by TAC and UBC CPD