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