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ATLS Courses

ATLS Courses

ATLS Courses

Improve Your Skills

The St. Mary's Advanced Trauma Life Support® course is designed for primary care physicians, surgeons, emergency medicine physicians, and physician extenders who care for trauma patients in the realm of practice.

The ATLS® course is designed to reduce morbidity and mortality rates for trauma patients. The purpose of this course is for participants to be familiar with the initial assessment and management of the trauma patient.

This two-day course consists of core content lectures, case presentations, discussions, development of life-saving interventional skills, and practical experience. Lectures are given in the morning and practical skills stations are reserved for the afternoon. Lectures include Airway and Ventilation, Thoracic Trauma Management, Abdominal Trauma Management, Spine and Spinal Cord Trauma, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Injury Due to Heat and Cold, Shock Management, Initial Assessment, Head Trauma Management, Injuries Due to Burns and Cold, Pediatric Trauma, Geriatric Trauma, Trauma in Women, and Stabilization and Transport.

Courses will be held on the campus of St. Mary's Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center, located at 3700 Washington Ave, Evansville, Indiana. Lectures will be presented in the Amphitheater. Skill stations will be located in the classrooms on the lower level.

Continuing Medical Education

As an organization accredited for the continuing education of physicians by the Accreditation Council for
Continuing Medical Education as well as the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American College of Surgeons designates the ATLS® Student Course as meeting the criteria for 19 credit hours in Category 1. The ATLS® Student Refresher Course meets the criteria for 5 credit hours in Category 1. The ATLS® Instructor Course meets the criteria for 12 credit hours in Category 1.

Course Objective

Upon completion of the ATLS® program, the physician will be able to:
• Demonstrate concepts and principles of primary and secondary patient assessment.
• Establish management priorities in a trauma situation.
• Initiate primary and secondary management necessary in the early hours of emergency care.
• Demonstrate skills used in the initial assessment and management of the patient with multiple trauma.

Americans with Disabilities

The American College of Surgeons' ATLS® Program complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Any person who needs accommodations under ADA should contact the Course Coordinator: Mary Raley at 812.485.6827.


Dr. William J. Millikan, Jr., Medical Director, St. Mary's Level II
Pediatric Trauma Center, ATLS® State Faculty, Instructor Course Director
Dr. Stephen Lanzarotti, Medical Director, St. Mary's Level II Adult Trauma Center, Student Course Director
Dr. Lewis Jacobson, Indiana ACS-COT State Chair, ATLS® Regional Faculty
Mary Raley, BSN, RN, TNS, Course Coordinator
Dr. D.R. Baker, Ed. D, Course Educator

Where to Stay While in Evansville

Evansville offers a nice variety of facilities that you may use while attending the ATLS® conference.
The following are suggestions provided for your convenience.
• HomeLife Studios and Suites: 812.475.1700
• Hilton Garden Inn: 812.476.4000
• Evansville Airport Marriott Hotel: 812.867.7999
• Casino Aztar Hotel: 800.342.5386

Cancellations and Transfers

Because space is limited, there is a non-refundable fee of $250 applied to all applicants canceling their
ATLS® course registration. In the event that an applicant needs to transfer from an already scheduled course, an additional fee of $200 will be accessed for this student.

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