American College of Surgeons

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS

Training Courses Approves By American College of Surgeons

Advanced Trauma Life Support

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

Course Description

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) program can teach you a systematic, concise approach to the care of a trauma patient. ATLS was developed by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT) and was first introduced in the U.S. and abroad in 1980. ATLS courses provide you with a safe and reliable method for immediate management of injured patients. Our courses teach 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. It also covers how to arrange for a patient’s interhospital transfer and ensure that optimum care is provided throughout the process. If you don’t treat trauma patients frequently, an ATLS course provides an easy method to remember for evaluation and treatment of a trauma victim.
Advanced Trauma Life Support Course for Surgeons
Advanced Trauma Life Support Course for Surgeons

Advanced Trauma Life Support Course for Surgeons

Course Description

The Advanced Trauma Operative Management (ATOM) course aims to increase students’ surgical competence and confidence by teaching proper operative techniques for penetrating injuries to the chest and abdomen. Established in 1998, the ATOM course is intended for senior surgical residents, trauma fellows, military surgeons, and general surgeons not frequently called on to treat penetrating injuries. During the program, students are asked to identify traumatic injuries, develop a plan to surgically repair them, and be able to describe proper operative techniques. Students who complete ATOM should have increased knowledge in managing penetrating injuries and be able to successfully and safely perform the procedures presented. Participants can earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for the course.
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
The committee on Trauma
Hartford Consensus
Stop the Bleed

Bleeding Control for everyone

Website: http://www.bleedingcontrol.org

Course Description

Today we live in a world where terrorism, the actions of unstable people, and the dangerous impulses of friends and relatives are very real and becoming increasingly more frequent.
Massive bleeding from any cause, but particularly from an active shooter or explosive event where a response is delayed can result in death. Similar to how the general public learns and performs CPR, the public must learn proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use their hands, dressings, and tourniquets. Victims can quickly die from uncontrolled bleeding, within five to 10 minutes.
However, anyone at the scene can act as immediate responder and save lives if they know what to do. http://www.bleedingcontrol.org supports President Barack Obama’s policy directive for national preparedness (Presidential Policy Directive 8), which targets preparedness as a shared responsibility of the government, the private and nonprofit sectors, and individual citizens.
BleedingControl.org is an initiative of the American College of Surgeons and the Hartford Consensus and contains diagrams, news, videos, and other resources contributed by a variety of other private and nonprofit partners to help prepare you in the event you are witness to one of these unspeakable events.
Our shared goal is to provide you with a one-stop, online resource to credible information on bleeding control. We hope you will never need to use this information, but if you do, at least you will have the assurance that the information is credible and timely.
Disaster Management & Emergency Preparedness

Disaster Management & Emergency Preparedness Course

Course Description

The Disaster Management and Emergency Preparedness (DMEP) course teaches planning methods, preparedness, and medical management of trauma patients in mass casualty disaster situations. Through lecture and interactive scenarios, health care providers learn incident command terminology, principals of disaster triage, injury patterns, and availability of assets for support during the one-day program.
Trauma Evaluation and Management
Trauma Evaluation and Management

Trauma Evaluation and Management

Course Description

The Trauma Evaluation and Management (TEAM) program provides an introductory course in the evaluation and management of trauma for medical students during their clinical years. In the flexible format of a slide presentation and other components, the program includes a three-segment initial assessment video demonstration, a series of clinical trauma case scenarios for small group discussion, and skills sessions.
The slide and lecture presentation, included in the faculty DVD, can easily be adapted a medical school’s curriculum. The program’s core content is adapted from the ATLS course, and should not be used to replace ATLS participation. TEAM is an expanded version of the ATLS “Initial Assessment and Management” lecture and was developed by the ATLS Committee of the ACS Committee on Trauma.