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.

How to register

To register for this program please call STEPS at 304-293-7837.

Questions

If you have questions about this program, please contact:

A photo of Daniel Summers.

Daniel Summers, RN, BSN, CHSE

West Virginia University
Position
Director, WV STEPS
Phone
304-293-8425

Additional Details

Certified By
American College of Surgeons (ACS)
Intended Participants
Graduate
Practitioner
Related Information
Health Sciences Morgantown Campus
HSC
Related Programs
Advanced Trauma Life Support

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