Description

OverviewATLS is a highly interactive course, taught using a variety of practical techniques including simulated patient scenarios, unfolding scenarios skills stations, group discussions and tutorials. You’ll receive continual feedback and assessment throughout the course. Before the course, you will be required to complete the pre-course online learning consisting of 13 modules and pre-test MCQ paper. It takes approximately 1-2 hours to complete each module. The pre-course learning is mandatory and must be completed 24 hours before the face-to-face element at the latest.Target AudienceRecommended during first or second year of specialist training. FY2, CT1-2 (ST1-2) and SAS Grades. FY1 are not eligible to attend this course.Learning StyleHighly interactive course combining lectures, discussions, interactive tutorials, skills teaching and simulated patient management scenarios (moulage). There are continual assessments throughout the course. Candidates must complete a pre-course MCQ.Aims & ObjectivesThis program provides systemic and concise training for the early care of trauma patients. The ATLS program provides participants with a safe, reliable method for immediate management of the injured patient and the basic knowledge necessary to: 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 that the level of care does not deteriorate at any point during the evaluation, resuscitation, or transfer process.Learning OutcomesAfter attending this course, you should be able to: Demonstrate the concepts and principles of the primary and secondary patient assessments Establish management priorities in a trauma situation Initiate primary and secondary management necessary for the emergency management of acute life threatening conditions in a timely manner In a given simulation, demonstrate the skills related to ABCD which are often required during initial assessment and treatment of patients with multiple injuries