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ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support)

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The Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) program is designed to teach a systematic, concise approach to the care of a trauma patient. ATLS course is developed by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma

ATLS Hybrid Course at Sunnybrook

Hybrid Course is comprised of 13 online modules designed to replace the interactive discussion component of the traditional ATLS course so that learners may complete it at their own pace. Learners are expected to complete these modules over a six week period (each module is expected to take approximately one hour to complete) and they must be completed one week prior to your course date.

Course Schedule, Fees, and Registration Info

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International students will be accepted starting July 2022. To attend courses at our location, students must be fully vaccinated and follow COVID-19 guidelines.

Course Location

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Bayview Campus)
Room # TBA

Course Time & Schedule

Thursday: 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (virtual via Zoom)
Friday: 8:15 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (in-person skills)

  • Jan 26-27
  • Feb 23-24
  • Mar 23-24
  • Apr 20-21
  • May 25-26
  • Jun 22-23
  • Jul 27-28
  • Aug 17-18
  • Sept 28-29
  • Oct 26-27
  • Nov 16-17
  • Dec 7-8

Course fees:

  • Resident: $1,300
  • Physician Assistant: $1,400
  • MD / Dentist: $1,700
  • Auditor: $350
  • ATLS Manual 10th edition:  $195

Please note to be successful, you must review the manual prior to the course.

Course outline

  • Module 0: ATLS Overview
  • Module 1: Initial Assessment and Management
  • Module 2: Airway and Ventilatory Management
  • Module 3: Shock
  • Module 4: Thoracic Trauma
  • Module 5: Abdominal and Pelvic Trauma
  • Module 6: Head Trauma
  • Module 7: Spine and Spinal Cord Trauma
  • Module 8: Musculoskeletal Trauma
  • Module 9: Thermal Injuries
  • Module 10: Pediatric Trauma
  • Module 11: Geriatric Trauma
  • Module 12: Trauma in Pregnancy and Intimate Partner Violence
  • Module 13: Transfer to Definitive Care
  • Post-Module Assessment
  • Course Evaluation

Intended Audience

  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Course is designed for doctors and residents who care for injured patients

Course Completion Card

  • ATLS Course Completion Certificate is issued by the American College of Surgeons
  • Successful completion status valid for 4 years from course date

CME Credit

Eligible for 8 Mainpro-C credits (or 17 Mainpro-M1 credits) per course. A copy of your certification card needs to be submitted. For more details, visit the College of Family Physicians of Canada Mainpro website.

Eligible for credit under Section 2 (Self-Learning Activities) “Traineeship”. Enter the number of hours you participated in the course (these will be doubled in your credits). For more details, visit the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Mainport website.

Contact us:

Sandhya D'Souza, ALS Program Manager
Phone: 416-480-4943
Fax: 416-480-5325

ALS Program Office

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
H-wing, 2nd floor, Room H-265
2075 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M4N 3M5