Injured patients present a wide range of complex problems. The ATLS Student Course presents a concise approach to assessing and managing multiple injured patients. The course presents doctors with knowledge and techniques that are comprehensive and easily adapted to fit their needs. The skills described in the manual represent one safe way to perform each technique, and the ACS recognizes that there are other acceptable approaches. However, the knowledge and skills taught in the course are easily adapted to all venues for the care of patients.
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and its Committee on Trauma (COT) have developed the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) program for doctors. This program provides systemic and concise training for the early care of trauma patients. The ATLS program provides participants with a safe, reliable method for immediate management of the injured patient and the basic knowledge necessary to:
- Assess the patient’s condition rapidly and accurately.
- Resuscitate and stabilize the patient according to priority.
- Determine if the patient’s needs exceed a facility’s capacity.
- Arrange appropriately for the patient’s inter-hospital transfer (who, what, when, and how).
- Assure that optimum care is provided and that the level of care does not deteriorate at any point during the evaluation, resuscitation, or transfer process.
For doctors who infrequently treat trauma, the ATLS course provides an easy to remember method for evaluating and treating the victim of a traumatic event. For doctors who treat traumatic disease on a frequent basis, the ATLS course provides a scaffold for evaluation, treatment, education, and quality assurance. In short, ATLS is a measurable, reproducible, and comprehensive system of trauma care.
For those taking the entire course, class will begin each day at 7:30am with registration and breakfast starting at 7:00am. Class will end by 5:00pm on day 1 and please expect to stay until 6:30p on day 2, to allow enough time to complete your practical and written test.
For those taking the refresher course only, class will begin at 11:30am on day 2. You will not need to attend day 1. Please expect to stay until 6:30p on day 2, to allow enough time to complete your practical and written test.
Additional course information, textbook, directions, and a schedule will be sent via FedEx to the address listed on your registration application. If you need additional information, please give us a call at 919-350-1700 x10039.
A full refund is provided to those that cancel their registraton within 7 days of the course start date. A full refund will only be processed if the participant returns the course textbook to the course sponsor. If the participant wishes to keep the textbook, they will be charged $75.00. The course textbook fee will be deducted from the total refund amount. The refund will be processed onto the original method of payment. If the participant paid by check, a check will be sent to the mailing address listed on the registration form.
A partial refund will be provided to those that cancel their registration between 1-7 days of the course start date. A partial refund is 50% of the total cost of the course registration category the participant paid. The refund will be processed onto the original method of payment. If the participant paid by check, a check will be sent to the mailing address listed on the registration form.
NO refunds will be provided to those that cancel their registration between 0-1 days of the course start date.
Please contact the course sponsor at 919-350-1700 x10039 if we can answer any questions.
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Center for Innovative Learning
With patient safety and quality outcomes in mind, WakeMed Health & Hospitals offers the region's first Center for Innovative Learning.
Funded by The Duke Endowment, the WakeMed Center for Innovative Learning is designed to facilitate realistic multi-disciplinary clinical training and education for all levels of health care providers.
Health care providers have the opportunity to practice skills and gain clinical confidence in a controlled, yet realistic environment.
WakeMed's Center for Innovative Learning is a 3,800 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility, located on the WakeMed Raleigh Campus.
The Center for Innovative Learning provides a unique training environment for health care providers throughout the region, including those affiliates with Wake AHEC, The Capital Regional Advisory Committee (CapRAC), Wake Technical Community College and the numerous hospitals that comprise the Southern Atlantic Healthcare Alliance (SAHA).
Future expansion plans include the addition of several thousand square feet of clinical space.
Capital Region Advisory Council
The Capital Region Advisory Council (CapRAC) area includes health care and disaster preparedness stakeholders in the North Carolina counties of Franklin, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, and Wake.
Our mission is to participate in development and maintenance of a coordinated health care system to promote optimal patient care and disaster response for all citizens within the CapRAC area.
The goal of the CapRAC is to facilitate the development, implementation, & operation of a comprehensive regional patient care system, based on accepted standards of care, in order to decrease morbidity & mortality resulting from illness & injury.
WakeMed Trauma Services
Home to one of six Level I Trauma Centers, the highest designation awarded to trauma centers by the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services.
As a North Carolina designated trauma center, WakeMed provides life-saving care to the citizens of Wake County and serves as a referral center for trauma patients from surrounding counties.