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 multiple 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.

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UPCOMING ATLS and ATCN COURSES

May 15 & 16, 2024 (ATLS is full; registrants will be added to the waitlist)

July 24 & 25, 2024 (residents only for ATLS)

October 16 & 17, 2024 (refresher)

TUITION

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.

SCHEDULE

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.

Rafael Tolentino, MD - ATLS State Faculty Course Director

Points of Contact:
Dawn McKeown, RN, ATLS Coordinator
Email: dawn.mcKeown@ochsnerlsuhs.org
Phone: (318) 626-2132    Fax: (318) 675-6138

Billie Cook, RN, ATLS Coordinator
Email: billie.cook@ochsnerlsuhs.org
Phone: (318) 626-2136

   

Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses

Want to enhance your knowledge in the management of the polytrauma patient?
  • ATCN is taught concurrently with Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) of the American College of Surgeons
  • Skills stations include Initial Assessment and Management, Airway and Ventilatory Management, Pediatric Trauma, Hemorrhagic Shock, Musculoskeletal and Spinal Trauma, and Head Trauma
  • 17.5 Continuing Education Hours

REGISTRATION FEES

  • LSU Health Shreveport or Ochsner Employees - $180
  • Non-LSU Health Shreveport or Non-Ochsner Employees - $200

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 1/2 the course fee.

   

Basic & Advanced Airway

Dr. Larimore instructs on circulation.

Circulation and Pericardiocentesis

Pediatric Airway and Cricothyrotomy
 

Breathing & Circulation

Advanced Trauma Life Support Course (ATLS)

Advanced Trauma Life Support Course (ATLS)

Advanced Trauma Life Support Course (ATLS)