Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

American College of Surgeons Certified

The ATLS Course is developed by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma, aiming at improving the care for the surgical patient. The course teaches well-established treatment methods, Safety Training and approaches trauma care in a systematic manner, presenting to the doctor a concise method of establishing assessment and management priorities in the care of the trauma patient.

IIEMS has been recognized as the 2nd Indian chapter for the American College of Surgeons after AIIMS. Today, we are an easily recognizable national brand in Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services, and we are honoured to be associated with our partners; American Heart Association-USA, International Trauma Life Support Inc-USA, American College of Surgeons-USA, George Washington University-USA, North Shore Health Systems-USA, and All India Institute of Medical Sciences-New Delhi

ATLS program emphasizes the first hour of initial assessment and priority management of the injured patient, starting at the point in time of injury and continuing through initial assessment, lifesaving intervention, re-evaluation, and stabilization and when needed, transfer to a facility in which the patient can receive specialized care, such as a trauma center. This program is available in IIEMS Kerala centres- Kottayam, Kochi & Trivandrum.


Course Contents

  • Initial Assessment and Management with demonstration
  • Secondary survey with demonstration
  • Airway and Ventilatory Management
  • Shock
  • Thoracic Trauma
  • Abdominal Trauma
  • Focused Assessment with Sonography for trauma (FAST)
  • Head Trauma
  • Spine & Spinal Cord Trauma
  • Musculoskeletal Trauma
  • Injuries due to burns and cold
  • Paediatric Trauma
  • Trauma in Elderly
  • Trauma in Women
  • Transfer to definitive care
  • Triage scenarios (Group Discussion)


  • MBBS
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