Trauma Education

Advanced Trauma Life Support® Program

The Advanced Trauma Life Support® course teaches a systematic, concise approach to the early care of the trauma patient. This course is vital to guiding care for the injured patient in emergency department trauma rooms. ATLS® course training provides a common language that can save lives in critical situations.

The ATLS® courses offered at the University of Michigan through the Division of Acute Care Surgery are educational programs designed for doctors, emergency room physician extenders, and pre-hospital care providers who are primarily responsible for managing the critically injured patient. Initial assessment and management of specific injuries are presented through lecture and skill stations. The participant observes and practices to proficiency, those life-saving skills necessary in the initial management and stabilization of the trauma victim. Courses are taught in the UM Clinical Simulation Center, University of Michigan Hospital Ann Arbor, MI.

Cancellations

In order to receive a full refund, less a $100 administrative fee, requests must be received in writing 30 days prior to the course date. Refund requests received in writing within 11-29 days prior to the course date will be refunded at 50%.

No refunds are given for cancellations made less than 10 days before the course. Replacements will be permitted with prior authorization at least two weeks before the course. Please contact the UM ATLS® Program office as soon as possible with replacement name and contact information.

Confirmations

Conference registrations will be confirmed by email. If you do not receive confirmation, or if the information is in question, please call the UM ATLS® office.

Participation, Knowledge, and Performance Requirements

Please be advised that these courses are not seminars. For participants to successfully complete the course, ATLS® national guidelines require attendance at all sessions, a passing score on the written and practical examinations, and performance of each skill in accordance with the guidelines.

Verification of successful completion of each course is valid for four years. 

Course Materials

Materials for the course will be sent to the address provided on your form at least two weeks before the course date. Students are advised that to successfully complete the student course they must read the manual. This is particularly important with the interactive style of the course, as students are expected to actively participate in the interactive lectures and skills stations.

In addition, a pretest will be included with the materials for Student or Student Refresher courses. The pretest must be completed prior to the course date.

Registration

For more details on upcoming courses, fees, and how to register, please contact the UMHS ATLS Course office.

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