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Course desCriPtion


The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma developed the ATLS program for physicians who do not treat victims of major trauma regularly and may not have immediate access to sophisticated emergency care facilities. This course is also designed for physicians who regularly treat trauma patients. The program emphasizes the first hour of initial assessment and primary management, beginning from time of injury and continuing through assessment, intervention, stabilization, and when needed, transfer to a trauma center.

Course objeCtives

Based on well-established principles of trauma management, the course is intended to provide physicians with one acceptable safe method for immediate management and basic knowledge necessary to: Assess the patients condition rapidly and accurately. Resuscitate and stabilize the patient according to priority. Determine if the patients needs exceed a facilitys capabilities. Arrange appropriately for the patients inter-hospital transfer. Assure that optimum care is provided.

Course overvieW

The two-day provider course consists of pre- and post-course tests, core content lectures, interactive case presentations, discussions, development of life-saving skills, practical laboratory experience, and a final performance proficiency evaluation. Upon completion, physicians should feel confident in implementing the skills taught in this course.

Program for doctors by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma
2-day Provider Courses


2500 Rocky Mountain Drive Loveland, CO 80538

advanced trauma life support 2009

In that first critical hour after a person has been severely injured, the physician must act with speed, knowledge, and skill. Thursday & Friday 7:30am 5pm February 5th & 6th, 2009 August 20th & 21st 2009 November 5th & 6th, 2009
1-day refresher Courses

Friday 12:00 pm 5pm June 19th, 2009 September 11th, 2009 Limited space available register early Sponsored by:

Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 168 Fort Collins, CO

Loveland, Colorado


1-day refresher Course

Course Overview Initial Assessment Airway and Ventilatory Management Shock Thoracic Trauma Abdominal Trauma Injuries Due to Burns and Cold Pediatric and Elderly Trauma Trauma in Women Surgical Skills Practicum Head Trauma Spine and Spinal Cord Trauma Musculoskeletal Trauma Practical Skills Stations Transfer to Definitive Care Triage Scenarios Initial Assessment Skills Stations Practical and Written Testing

The 1-day refresher course is available to physicians who have previously taken the ATLS course. This course must be taken within 6 months of the expiration of the ATLS verification. Proof of expiration (copy of your ATLS card) is required at the time of registration. This 1-day course is comprised of an overview of content changes, initial assessment and management skill stations, review of triage scenarios, and a post-test.

Mid-level Providers

Course direCtors

With the 8th edition ATLS, nurse practitioners and physician assistants are permitted to take the 2-day ATLS course as a student and, upon successful course completion, will be awarded a verification card that is distinguished from the physician card. Mid-level provider spaces are limited in each course. A certificate of attendance will be issued, which can be sent by the provider, to their respective professional organization in return for a CME certificate.

Chris Cribari MD, FACS Trauma Medical Director Trauma Center of the Rockies Loveland, CO Jack Collins MD, FACS Trauma Medical Director Poudre Valley Hospital Fort Collins, CO


There is limited space for non-physician trauma professionals to audit the ATLS course. Registered auditors will receive course text and materials, and may participate in select skill stations.


Course Registrar Trauma Center of the Rockies (970) 624-4175 | Fax (970) 624-4193

As organizations accredited for continuing medical education by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Emergency Physicians designate this continuing medical education activity as follows: Provider Course: 19 hours of Category 1 credit. Refresher Course: 5 hours of Category 1 credit.


Medical Center of the Rockies 2500 Rocky Mountain Ave. Loveland, CO Follow signs to meeting rooms

Poudre Valley Health System does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission, treatment or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment. For further information about this policy, contact the hospitals patient representative (and provide the number for each facility). Please contact the Trauma Center of the Rockies at 624-4175 if you have a special need.




Registration deadline is 1 month prior to course date.

Register early space is limited. Cancellation Policy Fee is refunded less $25 handling charge if cancellation is received by the deadline. No refunds granted after the deadline. Entire fee refunded if Trauma Center of the Rockies cancels course. Fee includes book, course materials, refreshments, and lunches.

Course Materials

Will be mailed upon confirmation and payment of registration Must be studied prior to course

Please detach and return with payment to:

Medical Center of the Rockies Trauma Center of the Rockies 2500 Rocky Mountain Ave. Loveland, CO 80538 Phone: (970) 624-4175 Fax: (970) 624-4193

Advanced Trauma Life Support

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2-day Provider Course (check student type and date) February 5th & 6th, 2009 August 20th & 21st, 2009 November 5th & 6th, 2009 Physician 1-day Refresher Course (physicians only) ($300) June 19th, 2009 September 11th, 2009 * ATLS cards faxed to (970) 624-4193 to confirm exp date Check enclosed payable to Medical Center of the Rockies. Please charge to my Visa MasterCard Card #_________________________________Exp. date _____ Signature____________________________________________