Course title
Advanced trauma life support​
Course description
It consists of interactive lectures and hands-on practical sessions, including an animal laboratory. It teaches the candidate how to optimize trauma patients' chances of survival with the resources available in an Emergency Department or public clinic. Note: Nurses and paramedics are welcome to attend as observers.
Course duration
3 days
Affiliated with/adopted by
American College of Surgeons, Committee on Trauma (Saudi Arabia Chapter)
CPD points
10.25 hours Category 1 and 11.5 Category 3
4 years
Recertification course
No recertification - candidate will repeat the full course
Recommended as mandatory course for:
  • Emergency physicians
  • General surgeons
  • Surgical sub-specialists (i.e. maxillofacial, plastics etc.)
  • ​Anaesthetics ​