What Are Some Common Schedules for Advanced Trauma Life Support Courses?


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Advanced Trauma Life Support courses commonly follow a two-day schedule for the student course and a half-day or one-day schedule for the student refresher course. The ATLS instructor course trains doctors who have completed the student course to become instructors. The instructor courses typically follow a one and half-day schedule.

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The ATLS courses are for doctors who treat patients with injuries and cover medical knowledge and manual skills. The courses also provide a systematic approach to assessing and treating injuries. Once a doctor has completed the student course, his completion status lasts for four years.

ATLS courses are a part of the American College of Surgeons’ Continuing Medical Education program.

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