Tag Archive for ‘ATLS’

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – March 2018

Dr. Hoyt outlines how the ATLS course has become a foundation of care for the injured patient by providing physicians around the world with a common language and a common approach to trauma care.

ATLS 40 Year Anniversary

ATLS at 40: Distinguished past, bright future

The evolution of early editions of the ATLS course are described, including significant changes introduced in the eighth edition and the expanded content provided in the 10th edition of the course.

Dr. Collicott (left) and Ms. Talbott with the 10th Edition

When passion and curiosity collide: The beginnings of the ATLS program

ATLS program origins are summarized, including the College’s role in developing the course, and an update on the early developers of the course is provided.

ATLS world map

Bringing ATLS to an international audience: Background and a Region Chief’s experience

This article outlines the global evolution of the ATLS course and provides the perspective of the first chief serving the Middle East and North Africa.

Dr. Williams (right foreground) teaching tube thoracostomy insertion at the ATLS demonstration course

U.S. Army and Navy surgeons collaborate to offer ATLS demonstration course in Afghanistan

The background and course design of an Advanced Trauma Life Support demonstration program in Kandahar, Afghanistan is described.

Dr. Hoyt

Looking forward – August 2013

This month, Dr. Hoyt highlights the history and accomplishments of the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS®) course and the affect the program has had in the U.S. and around the globe in providing standardized, high-quality trauma care.

October 1982 Bulletin - Front cover

Centennial reprint: Course coordinator describes purposes of ATLS® program

To help commemorate the ACS’ 100th anniversary, the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons is reprinting articles centered on the issues and developments that have defined the character and integrity of the organization throughout its history. This month’s Centennial reprint is from the October 1982 issue and describes the purposes of the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course.

MyATLS ranked in top 100 of all medical apps

MyATLS, the mobile trauma services app developed by the ACS Committee on Trauma, marks the first time that physicians and first responders to emergency medical situations have access to a mobile ATLS app that is ready for use at the patient’s bedside, in areas of the hospital with restricted Internet access, or in the field.

The new ATLS Ninth Edition.

New ATLS® Ninth Edition includes bedside referencing app

Every four years, the College’s Advanced Trauma Life Support® ATLS® course manual is revised to ensure that users can stay abreast of the latest medical knowledge and practical skills. This new edition, released in September, features an improved visual presentation, updated references, and content changes. The mobile app for the new ATLS Ninth Edition has both Universal iOS and Android compatibility..

ASSET lab instructor Dr. Luchette reviewing anatomy with students.

ASSET: An effective educational experience for practicing surgeons

Numerous advances have occurred in trauma care in the past three decades, resulting in reduced rates of patient morbidity and mortality. One such advance—the evolution of radiologic imaging and computed tomography—has resulted in more precise and early diagnosis of numerous injuries. Most patients who are hemodynamically normal now can be managed nonoperatively. Simultaneously, a decrease […]

Report on ACSPA/ACS activities, February 2012

American College of Surgeons Professional Association (ACSPA) In 2011, the ACSPA’s political action committee (ACSPA-SurgeonsPAC) raised $665,692. Approximately 77 percent of U.S. Governors of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) contributed an average of $467. The SurgeonsPAC Board met for a strategic planning session in January in an effort to update and align 2012 strategic […]

A crisis in the ED: Liability protection needed STAT

My son and I were recently involved in a motor vehicle crash. The car in which we were riding was a total loss. As a pediatric surgeon and an instructor in the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Advanced Trauma Life Support® program for more than 20 years, I was able to quickly assess that neither […]


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