Advanced Trauma Life Support Program

The Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS®) Program provides a structure in which the participant will learn to identify injuries associated with major trauma as well as the management skills required for proper early resuscitation and treatment of injured patients.

Specific emphasis is placed on:

  • Rapid and accurate patient assessment
  • Establishing priorities in the resuscitation of trauma patients
  • Ability to recognize injuries which exceed a facility's capabilities
  • Ability to arrange rapid and safe inter-hospital transfer

As a national standard in trauma education, the ATLS course provides participants with the basic skills required for timely management of traumatic injury. The course format involves both didactic and practical sessions, with all skills taught using state-of-the-art human simulators (Trauma Man®).

The course remains a basic requirement for all physicians who have responsibility for the management of injured patients. The course is taught in conjunction with the ATCN® program. The American College of Surgeons designates this educational activity for a maximum of 19 hours of category 1 CME credit.


ATLS Courses offered in 2013.


For more information about ATLS courses at the Kessler Trauma Center, contact Ray McLean, ATLS Course Coordinator, at (585) 275-3802.

Visit the American College of Surgeons (ACS) website.

Contact Us

Kessler Burn Center, call (585) 275-2876.

Kessler Trauma Center, call (585) 275-8000.

Transfer Center, call (800) 499-9298 (24 hours).


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