Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Course

About ATLS

The Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Program, designed by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma (COT), aims to improve the care of trauma patients. The 2-day course includes didactic lectures, an animal practice session and real-time trauma simulation sessions. Doctors will be taught a systematic, concise method of establishing assessment and management priorities in the care of the trauma patients.

The ATLS Program aims to provide the participant with a safe, reliable method to assess the patient's condition rapidly and accurately, resuscitate and stabilize them according to priority, determine if there's a need to transfer the patient to another facility, arrange for inter-hospital transfer and ensure that optimal care is provided.

There are 3 course centres in Singapore that conduct the ATLS Program, namely Singapore Armed Forces, Singapore General Hospital and Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the participant 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 within the "golden hour" for the emergency care of acute life-threatening emergencies.
  • Demonstrate, in a given simulated clinical and surgical skill practicum, the following skills used in the initial assessment and management of patients with multiple injuries:
    • Primary and secondary assessment of a patient with simulated, multiple injuries
    • Established a patent airway and initiating one- and two-person ventilation
    • Orotracheal and nasotracheal intubation on adult and infant manikins
    • Pulse oximetry and carbon dioxide monitoring
    • Cricothyroidotomy
    • Assessment and management of the patient in shock, including initiation of percutaneous venous access and recognition of life-threatening hemorrhage
    • Venous cutdown (optional) 
    • Pleural decompression via needle thoracentesis and chest tube insertion
    • Pericardiocentesis
    • X-ray identification of thoracic injuries
    • Peritoneal lavage, ultrasound, and CT evaluation of the abdomen
    • Head and neck trauma assessment and management with GCS scoring
    • Identification of intracranial lesion by CT scan
    • X-ray identification of spine injuries
    • Neurotrauma evaluation
    • Musculoskeletal trauma assessment and management

Payment

Singapore Armed Forces

1

Cash / Cheque 

Payment can be made either via cash or cheque on the day of the course. Cheques should be made payable to "Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Fund".

Mailling address
Blk 715, Life Support Training Centre, Transit Road,
Nee Soon Camp, Singapore 778910

Attn: ATLS Coordinator, SAF Training Centre

Singapore General Hospital

1

Cash / Cheque –

Please make it payable to “Singapore General Hospital Pte Ltd” and mail to:

Mailling address
Blk 7, Level 8, Room A9, Singapore General Hospital, Outram Road, Singapore 169608

Attn: Trauma Service c/o Dept. of General Surgery

2

Visa / Mastercard

Please contact SGH Trauma Service for more information:

Email: trauma.service@sgh.com.sg

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

1

Cheque / bankdraft –

Please make it payable to “Tan Tock Seng Hospital Pte Ltd” and mail to:

Mailling address
11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Annex 1, Level 4, Singapore 308433

Attn: Executive, Trauma Service
c/o Dept. of General Surgery

2

Visa / Mastercard

A link for payment shall be emailed to you once registration is accepted.

3

Telegraphic Transfer Details

Account Name: Tan Tock Seng Hospital Pte Ltd
Bank Name: DBS BANK (Bank Code 7171)
Bank Branch Name: SINGAPORE BRANCH (Branch Code 003)
Bank Account No.: 003-927355-0
Bank SWIFT Code: DBSSGSG


Cancellation Clause

Singapore General Hospital

Refunds will be issued if notice of cancellation is given in writing at least 8 weeks before the course date. A 10% administration fee will be charged. Cancellation of registration later than 8 weeks from course date will not be refundable. In this situation, candidates are encouraged to nominate a replacement.

No refund will be given after ATLS® student course manual has been sent. Candidates should expect to receive the manual about 4 weeks before the course date.

SingHealth ATLS Centre reserves the rights to cancel any scheduled course and assume no responsibility for non-refundable airline tickets or other travel costs. SingHealth ATLS Centre will make every effort to immediately notify candidates of cancellation.

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

A refund will be provided if notice of cancellation is conveyed in writing 8 weeks prior to the course.  A 10% administrative fee shall be charged.

We do not provide refunds once course materials are sent. 

Any replacement must be communicated in writing 4 weeks before course date.

The organizer reserves the right to cancel the workshop and fully refund the participants should unforeseen circumstances necessitate it.


Upcoming Schedule

Dates

Availability

Course Location / Fees

Registation

2017

Please check with organizer

Singapore Armed Forces ATLS Training Centre

Local Doctors: $900
Overseas Doctors: $950

Please contact atls_smti@yahoo.com.sg
for registration and enquiries.

Dates

Availability

Course Location / Fees

Registation

23-24 February,2017

Taken Place

Singapore General Hospital

Local Doctors: $850
Overseas Doctors: $1200


Please contact trauma.service@sgh.com.sg
for more details.

4-5 May, 2017

Taken Place

20-21 July, 2017

Closed for registration

26-27 October, 2017

Closed for registration

Dates

Availability

Course Location / Fees

Registation

18-19 May 2017 Fully reserved, waitlist closed

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

NHG Doctors: $800
Non-NHG Doctors: $850

Fees for 2018 Subject to Changes

^Exclusive ATLS course in conjunction with Singapore Trauma Acute Care Conference (STACC) 2018. Conducted at SGH

Fees include registration fees to STACC 2018


Local Doctors: $1050
International Doctors: $1450

Please contact trauma@ttsh.com.sg
for more details.

6-7 July 2017 Fully reserved, waitlist closed
3-4 August 2017 Fully reserved, waitlist closed
21-22 September 2017 Fully reserved, waitlist closed
2-3 November, 2017 Fully reserved, waitlist closed
1-2 February, 2018 Fully reserved, waitlist only
18-19 April, 2018^ Registration opens 1st July 2017
17-18 May, 2018 Fully reserved, waitlist only
2-3 August, 2018 Fully reserved, waitlist only
20-21 September, 2018 Fully reserved, waitlist only
30-31 October, 2018 Fully reserved, waitlist only
1-2 November. 2018 Fully reserved, waitlist only

A refund will be provided if notice of cancellation is conveyed in writing 8 weeks prior to the course.  A 10% administrative fee shall be charged.

We do not provide refunds once course materials are sent. 

Any replacement must be communicated in writing 4 weeks before course date.

The organizer reserves the right to cancel the workshop and fully refund the participants should unforeseen circumstances necessitate it.