Advance Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

The Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Program, aims to improve the care of trauma patients. The 3-day course includes didactic lectures, an animal practice session and real-time trauma simulation sessions. Healthcare Provider will be taught a systematic, concise method of establishing assessment and management priorities in the care of the trauma patients.

The ATLS Program aims to provide the participant with a safe, reliable method to assess the patient's condition rapidly and accurately, resuscitate and stabilize them according to priority, determine if there's a need to transfer the patient to another facility, arrange for inter-hospital transfer and ensure that optimal care is provided.

Some of the topics covered include:-

  • Demonstrate, in a given simulated clinical and surgical skill practicum, the following skills used in the initial assessment and management of patients with multiple injuries
  • Primary and secondary assessment of a patient with simulated, multiple injuries
  • Established a patent airway and initiating one- and two-person ventilation
  • Orotracheal and nasotracheal intubation on adult and infant manikins
  • Pulse oximetry and carbon dioxide monitoring
  • Cricothyroidotomy
  • Assessment and management of the patient in shock, including initiation of percutaneous venous access and recognition of life-threatening hemorrhage
  • Pleural decompression via needle thoracentesis and chest tube insertion
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • X-ray identification of thoracic injuries
  • Peritoneal lavage, ultrasound, and CT evaluation of the abdomen
  • Head and neck trauma assessment and management with GCS scoring
  • Identification of intracranial lesion by CT scan
  • X-ray identification of spine injuries
  • Neurotrauma evaluation
  • Musculoskeletal trauma assessment and management

Purpose is to equip participants with advanced injury support skills.

Target group: Medical practitioners

Duration: 3 Days

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