Acute Musculoskeletal Trauma Limb Support Course

The AMTLS [Acute Musculoskeletal Trauma Limb Support] Course was designed by Orthopaedic Traumatologists and Spine Surgeons, in consultation with experienced Emergency Physicians. The management of acute musculoskeletal injuries can cause significant apprehension in Primary care providers, especially in rural and remote locations where immediate Orthopaedic consultation is not readily available. Failure to recognize and provide timely and high quality care to patients with these injuries can lead to significant morbidity in the long term.

The target audience of AMTLS includes Family Physicians, Emergency Physicians, as well as Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants involved in the care of acute injuries of the musculoskeletal system. International Medical Graduates preparing for a medical career in Canada, as well as Residents from other specialties might also find the course of value.

AMTLS strive to provide highly practical knowledge. The entire spectrum of musculoskeletal injury, including spinal injuries is covered. A brief didactic introduction to each topic is followed by interactive case-based discussion, illustrating the most important diagnostic and management principles for each injury. Attendees will hone their skills in recognizing injuries, providing appropriate and timely initial management and deciding on the urgency of referral. How to safely transfer these patients to specialty care will also be discussed.

An AMTLS Course can be also be arranged on site, at any hospital or health care facility, if there is enough local interest.

For inquiries about the course, please contact: Donna Allerton at

September 20, 2017

Register for the Atlantic Trauma and Emergency Medicine Conference to register for this pre-conference workshop!

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