“Sparrow Health System, accredited by the Michigan State Medical Society Committee on CME Accreditation, to provide continuing medical education for physicians. As such Sparrow Health System designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category I Credit. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.”
The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American College of Surgeons designates this educational activity for a maximum of 19 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation to the activity.
TO REGISTER: CALL (517) 364-2616-option 2
Fill out the enclosed registration form completely and return it and the registration fee to:
Sparrow Health System – Trauma Services
1215 East Michigan Avenue
Lansing, Michigan 48912
You are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Registration is limited to 16 participants. You may fax your completed registration for to Mickie at 517-364-3525.
The registration fee is $ 700.00, and must be received in the Trauma office, to be officially registered. For re-certification the cost is $400.00 and it is a half-day course on the 2nd day.
Make checks payable to: "Sparrow Hospital Trauma Services Dept."
Cancellation received 3 weeks prior to a course will result in a 75% refund.
Cancellations received less than 3 weeks prior to the course will result in NO REFUND (This includes no shows).
We reserve the right to cancel any course, with at least one-week notice. Students that are enrolled in the course will be given the option to reschedule or receive a full refund.
ADVANCED TRAUMA LIFE SUPPORT
PROGRAM FOR PHYSICIANS
TRAUMA strikes down its many victims swiftly and indiscriminately. In that first critical hour after someone has been severely injured, the physician must act with speed, knowledge, and skill.
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma developed the current ATLS Program in accordance with the College’s long-standing dedication to improvement of care for the surgical patient. The program is designed for physicians who do not treat victims of major trauma regularly and who may not have immediate access to sophisticated emergency care facilities. Physicians treating trauma patients in emergency or surgical departments also benefit from the course training. The program emphasizes the first hour of initial assessment and primary management of the injured patient, starting at the point in time of injury and continuing through initial assessment, life-saving intervention, re-evaluation, stabilization, and when needed, transfer to a facility in which the patient can receive specialized care, EG, a trauma center.
Based on well-established principles and objectives of trauma management, the course is intended to provide physicians with one acceptable method for safe, immediate management and the basic knowledge necessary to:
Assess the patient’s condition rapidly and accurately.
Resuscitate and stabilize the patient on a priority basis.
Determine if the patient’s needs, will likely exceed a facility’s capabilities.
Arrange for the patient’s inter-hospital transfer.
Assure that optimum care is provided each step of the way.
The two-day student course consists of pre- and post-course tests, core content lectures, case presentations, discussions, and development of life-saving manipulative skills, practical laboratory experience, and a final performance proficiency evaluation. Upon completion of the course, physicians should feel confident in implementing the trauma skills taught in this course.