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ATLS Provider & Refresher Courses


The 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 (ACS) Committee on Trauma (COT) and 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. It also covers how to arrange for a patient’s inter-hospital transfer and assure 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.

The ATLS Course...

  • Teaches medical core content in an interactive format
  • Hands-on skills sessions in simulated trauma settings
  • Successful completion status valid for 4 years from course date


Birmingham Regional EMS System

Birmingham Regional Emergency Medical Services System (BREMSS)

410 10th Avenue South
35205 Birmingham AL
United States


  • Injury is precipitous and indiscriminate
  • The doctor who first attends to the injured patient has the greatest opportunity to impact outcome
  • The price of injury is excessive in dollars as well as human suffering


  • CME program developed by the ACS Committee on Trauma
  • One safe, reliable method for assessing and initially managing the trauma patient
  • Revised every four years to keep abreast of changes


  • An organized approach for evaluation and management of seriously injured patients
  • A foundation of common knowledge for all members of the trauma team
  • Applicable in both large urban centers and small rural emergency departments


  • 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

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