This interactive two-day course trains new ATLS instructors, helping to sustain and grow the thriving ATLS programme in the UK.

It is designed specifically for those who have been nominated as having ATLS Instructor Potential (IP) and focuses on the methods, standards and processes involved in teaching the ATLS course.

2 days
12.00 CPD Points
After passing this course, you will achieve Instructor Candidate status.

You should then be able to fully complete your ATLS Instructor training by teaching on the ATLS course as a member of faculty.

You will need to do this within a year of completing your ATLS Instructor course.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

Describe the educational foundations underlying the ATLS course
Develop a positive learning environment
Use and apply a range of teaching techniques
Adopt a systematic approach to planning lectures and discussions
Prepare and deliver microteaching sessions with reference to ATLS materials and regard for the audience
Review and discuss the roles and responsibilities of the ATLS instructor
Prepare and facilitate an ATLS lecture
Set up and teach each of the skill stations using the 4 step technique
Set up and manage a moulage station
Understand how to mentor a candidate on a provider course

Course content
You will cover a variety of topics specific to teaching ATLS during this course, including:

Principles of learning
Effective critique and feedback
Teaching techniques
Set dialogue closure
Skills teaching using the 4 stage technique
Fundamentals of assessment
Initial assessment (moulage)
Take a look at a sample ATLS Instructor Course programme.

Please note that the ATLS Steering Group may take remedial action in the case of any issues with Instructors, and they reserve the right to withdraw Instructor status in particular circumstances.