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Advanced Trauma Life Support Provider Refresher Course - December

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Texas Children's Hospital - Feigin Center

1102 Bates Avenue

19th Floor

Houston, TX 77030

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Intended Audience

This educational program is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and auditors (RNs, EMTs) whose status has been expired for less than six months. If your status has been expired for greater than six months, you will need to register for the full course.

You will be asked to attend the only the second half of the second day of the full course. Detailed instructions will be mailed out to you once your registration is complete.


- An organized approach for evaluation and management of seriously injured patients

- A foundation of common knowledge for all members of the trauma team

- Applicable in both large urban centers and small rural emergency departments

Learning Objectives

- Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able 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 facilities capabilities

- Arrange appropriately for the patient's definitive care

- Ensure the optimum care is provided

Statement of Need

Injury is the leading cause of mortality in persons less than 40 years of age. Thirty million injuries requires medical attention each year and approximately four million require hospitalization. As many as 300,000 individuals are permanently disabled each year as a result of trauma. About one-third of the total U.S. health care expenditure is used in the care of this patient population.

Efforts directed at resuscitation and early care of injured patients can decrease morbidity and mortality in these patients. The core curriculum of the ATLS course strives to impact the knowledge and skills necessary to care for injured patients in the early post-injury period.

Method of Participation

This activity will consist of hands-on skills sessions in simulated trauma settings. It teaches the medical core content of ATLS in an interactive format.


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 live activity for a maximum of 19.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. For Refreshers, the American College of Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Further, attendees/participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consults appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program.

Certificates of Participation

In order to receive credit for the course, you must attend the entire course, demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in all the Cognitive and Skills performance evaluations, and successful completion of the written exam. Additionally, your performance at the Initial Assessment Testing Station serves as a final practical testing and is a culmination of all the knowledge and skills taught during the course.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, please advise Christi Reeves if you have any disability that requires special materials and/or services so that appropriate personnel can be advised.

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