Advanced Trauma Life Support

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) is a training program for medical providers in the management of acute trauma cases, developed by the American College of Surgeons.

Similar programs exist for immediate care providers such as paramedics.

The program has been adopted worldwide in over 60 countries, sometimes under the name of Early Management of Severe Trauma, especially outside North America.

Course Overview

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.


2024 Course Schedule

To view upcoming course dates, please visit the ATLS website. 

Please note, ATLS Courses take 2.5 days to complete and they are only offered in English.

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All course applications for ATLS are to be submitted on the ATLS website directly.

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