ATLS


Courses and Memos

Due to Covid-19 we are hosting smaller classes and giving preference to health care workers that have previously been registered for courses that were cancelled. We will be in direct contact with Emergency Department Nurse Managers and/or previous participants. If there are empty seats and/or we open additional classes, we will advertise for those seats.

Our upcoming courses in 2021 are:

Course #1: March 27 – Refresher Saint John (Full – register for wait list here NBTrauma@HorizonNB.ca)

Course #2: April 16 & 17 –  Hybrid Moncton (Full – register for wait list here NBTrauma@HorizonNB.ca)

Course #3: April 16 & 17 – Hybrid Saint John (Full – register for wait list here NBTrauma@HorizonNB.ca)

Course #4: May 21 – Refresher Saint John (Full – register for wait list here NBTrauma@HorizonNB.ca)

These courses fill up quickly; early registration is recommended!

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

  • Demonstrate the concepts and principles of the primary and secondary patient assessment
  • Establish management priorities in a trauma situation
  • Initiate primary and secondary management necessary within the golden hour for the emergency management of acute-life threatening conditions
  • In a given simulated clinical and surgical skills practicum, demonstrate the following skills, which are often required in the initial assessment and treatment of patient with multiple injuries.

ATLS® was first introduced in the US and abroad in 1980.  Its courses provide you with a safe and reliable method for immediate management of injured patients.  The course teaches you how to assess a patient’s condition, resuscitate and stabilize him or her, and determine if his or her needs exceed a facility’s capacity. Inter hospital transfer and assurance of optimal patient care during transfer is also covered. An ATLS course provides an easy method to remember for evaluation and treatment of a trauma victim.

Trauma NB invites physicians to register for this 1 ½ day hybrid course that includes a component of mandatory online completion of pre-course modules.  This course provides physicians with a measurable, comprehensive and reproducible system of trauma assessment and critical interventions for the patient with multiple injuries.

Enrollment is limited and registration is first-come, first-served basis, upon receipt of full payment.

Questions?
Email TraumaNB@HorizonNB.ca

ACCREDITATION

The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Credit – Hybrid Course (1.5 Day)

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

The American College of Surgeons designates this other activity (hybrid format-virtual and enduring) for a maximum of 31.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 21 credits meet the requirements for Self-Assessment.

Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 31.5 hours meet the requirements for Trauma.

Mainpro+ Credit Designation

The College of Family Physicians of Canada accepts AMA PRA Category 1 credits as Mainpro+ certified Group Learning credits.  CFPC physicians can claim a maximum of 50 AMA PRA Category 1 credits per 5 year cycle.  Please enter your Mainpro+ credits as AMA PRA Category 1 credits under the Group Learning and certified categories in your Mainpro+ account.  Credits earned in excess of the maximum can be reported as non-certified.

For more information visit http://www.cfpc.ca

CME Credit – Refresher Course (0.5 Day)

The Trauma NB Program invites physicians, who have taken ATLS within the last four years, to register for a 1-day Refresher course.

Enrollment is limited, and registration is on a first-come-first-served basis.  A spot in the course will be assigned upon verification of refresher eligibility, and receipt of payment. 

This course is equivalent to 5 CME hours.

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