Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)  

Sponsored by the OCE and the UMMS Department of Surgery, and meeting the standards of the American College of Surgeons, the ATLS course is designed to train physicians who are in a position to provide the first hours of emergency care to trauma victims. The nineteen-hour course utilizes didactic lectures and practical skill stations in order to effectively teach the principles of rapid, effective assessment and stabilization. Successful candidates will be awarded four-year certification. All courses are conducted according to the guidelines of the American College of Surgeons.

Educational Objectives: At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of concepts and principles of patient assessment and management
  • Perform skills necessary to diagnose and treat traumatic injuries
  • Establish management priorities in single & multiple trauma
  • Perform the initial assessment and management of trauma victims

Course Location & Fees:
Albert Sherman Center (3rd Floor - iCELS)
55 Lake Ave. North
Worcester, MA  01655

Provider - $800
Retraining - $400
Auditor (Non-physician) - $125

Continuing Education Credit:

Physicians: 

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 educational activity for a maximum of 19 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses:

This offering meets the requirements for 22.8 contact hours for nurses as specified by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in nursing (244-CMR 5.04).

Nurses should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Others: 

Other professionals will be eligible for 19 continuing education hours from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Statement on Faculty Disclosure:

It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts Medical School to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all activities. All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Medical School are required to present evidence-based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships with those supporting the activity or others whose products or services are discussed. Faculty disclosure will be provided in the activity materials.

In accordance with the Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the guidelines of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), it is the policy of the University of Massachusetts Medical School to disc lose whatever interest or affiliation a speaker might have with any commercial organization whose products or services are related to the subject matter being presented. Such disclosure will be made available on the day of the program.

Confirmation - Registrants will receive confirmation, an ATLS Textbook, and directions via US mail. Registrants are welcome to gain further information by calling (508)-856-3041.

To register please visit our website at www.umassmed.edu\cme, for more information, please call 508-856-1671 between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm weekdays or email us at continuing.education@umassmed.edu

Advanced Trauma Life Support classes are non-refundable when you cancel 2 weeks prior to the course date or after course materials have been mailed (approximately 30 days prior to the course). However, you may transfer to another class, if arrangements are made 10 days prior to the original class date. Classes must be paid in full in order to receive a certification card and continuing education credit(s). A certification card will be distributed upon the signature of the state chair to your home addresses when you have successfully completed the course and have paid for the course in full.