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Advanced Trauma Life Support

The Tulane Trauma Educational Institute (TTEI) is an accredited provider of Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) courses, a CME program developed by the American College of Surgeons - Committee on Trauma to provide a safe and reliable set of protocols for assessing and initially managing trauma patients. The American College of Surgeons introduced the Advanced Trauma Life Support TLS Courses in the U.S. in January of 1980; Canada joined the ATLS Program the following year and the program was adopted by several countries in Latin and South America in 1986.

Through education programs like those provided by TTEI, ATLS has been taught to over 1 million physicians around the world, becoming the foundation of care for injured patients by teaching a common language and a common approach. The ATLS curriculum is reviewed and revised every 4 years in order to keep abreast of changes in the management of trauma patients; the 8th edition was created using an international, multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach that has resulted in an ATLS educational program that is contemporary and meaningful in the global community

TTEI offers over 20 Student, Student Refresher and Instructor ATLS courses each year. All ATLS courses are taught using an educational format that is conducive to training physicians in the concepts, skills and techniques required in initial patient resuscitation. The course encompasses multiple presentation modalities including core content lectures, interactive skills demonstrations, small group discussions, simulation techniques and practical skills tests. The objectives of ATLS training are to:

  • Assess the patient's condition rapidly and accurately
  • Resuscitate and stabilize the patient according to priority
  • Determine if the patient's needs exceed a facility's capabilities
  • Arrange appropriately for the patient's definitive care
  • Ensure that optimum care is provided

Tulane University  Advanced Trauma Life Support, 1430 Tulane Ave. SL-22, New Orleans, LA 70112