Advanced Trauma Life Support Course (ATLS) is a training program based on guidelines established by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT). The ATLS Course is in its Tenth Edition, developed by the Subcommittee on ATLS and The ACS COT. The ATLS® Student Course presents a concise approach to assessing and managing multiply injured patients. The course presents doctors with knowledge and techniques that are comprehensive and easily adapted to fit their needs. The skills described in the manual represent one safe way to perform each technique, and the American College of Surgeons (ACS) recognizes that there are other acceptable approaches. However, the knowledge and skills taught in the course are easily adapted to all venues for the care of patients.

ATLS Student Course Manual – Tenth Edition, 2018. (Preface.)

Accreditation: The American College of Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.  The ATLS Refresher Course designates this live activity for a 5.5 CME credits meets the requirements for Trauma.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. LSU Health Shreveport offers the ATLS Provider and Refresher Courses 3-4 times per year. Course availability can be obtained from LSU Health Shreveport Division of Trauma and the American College of Surgeons website.



Physicians  -  $800
Refresher  -  $600 (2-day course only)
LSU Health Shreveport Residents  -  $400
Non-LSU Health Shreveport Residents* - $450
*Must show proof of residency
Physician Assistant  -  $400
Nurse Practitioners  -  $400
Auditors (EMS)  -  $125

Fees include course textbooks, materials, lunch/breaks and certificate with national registration.

Cancellation Policy
You may cancel your registration up to 2 weeks prior to the course. Registrations cancelled within 2 weeks of course will be charged a $200 fee.


  1. Complete registration form below.
  2. Submit form electronically or fax to (318) 675-4689 or mail to the address below.
  3. Credit Card payments are accepted.
  4. Make check payable to LSUHS Department of Surgery/ATLS 
    Mail to:
    LSU Health Shreveport, Department of Surgery
    ATTN: Melvina Stewart
    1501 Kings Hwy. Shreveport, LA 71130


Participants must attend all lectures and skill stations of the course and pass both the written and hands-on exam in order to receive certification.

Points of Contact:
Richard Wigle, MD, FACS, ATLS State Faculty

Dawn McKeown, RN, ATLS Coordinator
Phone: (318) 626-2132

Michael Nolan, RN, ATLS Coordinator
Phone: (318) 626-2448

Melvina Stewart, ATLS Site Coordinator
Phone: (318) 675-6355

Fax: (318) 698-8182 or (318) 675-4689


Dr. Sean Troxclair
Demonstrates airway and ventilatory management

Dr. Larimore instructs on circulation.

Dr. Terry Larimore
Management of circulation to include pericardiocentesis

Dr. Shane M. Rinehart
Breathing & Circulation

Advanced Trauma Life Support Course (ATLS)

Advanced Trauma Life Support Course (ATLS)

Advanced Trauma Life Support Course (ATLS)