Advanced Trauma Life Support

The Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Program was developed by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and its Committee on Trauma (COT).

The course offers doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants integral knowledge and skills that are essential for optimal patient management. The knowledge and skills taught in the course are easily adapted to all situations.

The ATLS Student Course presents a systematic and organized approach to assessing and managing the multi-injured patient. The course objectives include:

  • how to assess the patient’s condition rapidly in an organized manner,
  • resuscitation and stabilization of the patient,
  • how to determine if the patient’s needs exceed local capacity,
  • organization for the patient’s inter-hospital transfer (who, what, when, and how).

For further information for ATLS courses offered by the NB Trauma Program, please contact:
Tel.: 506-648-6056 Email:

There are also ATLS courses offered in French at the Université de Moncton, through the Université de Sherbrooke medical school.  Click here for more information and to register for these courses.

NB Trauma Program currently offers ATLS twice per year (spring and fall) in English at the Saint John Regional Hospital.

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