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Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS®) Instructor course

This immersive two-day course trains new ATLS® instructors, helping to sustain and grow the thriving ATLS® programme in the UK. In addition to the two-day face-to-face component, there is mandatory, pre-course e-learning. 

It is designed specifically for those who have been nominated as having ATLS® Instructor Potential (IP) and focuses on the methods, standards, and processes involved in teaching the ATLS® course. As a current ATLS® Instructor, you will also have ATLS® Provider status.

Upon completion, you will have the necessary skills to develop a positive working environment and act as a supportive mentor to candidates on the provider course.

Due to demand and limited availability of course places, you must work in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to be eligible to attend ATLS. 

  • £750.00
  • 2 days
  • 13.00 CPD Points
£750.00
2 days
13.00 CPD Points

Suitability

This course is suitable for those who have been nominated as having ATLS® Instructor Potential (IP) within the last two years and meet the eligibility requirements.

This status can only be gained after taking the ATLS® course or the ATLS® Reverification course.

Learning Outcomes

After passing this course, you will achieve Instructor Candidate status. 

You should then be able to fully complete your ATLS® Instructor training by teaching the ATLS® course as a member of the faculty.

You will need to do this within a year of completing your ATLS® Instructor course.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the educational foundations underlying the ATLS® course
  • Explain how to develop a positive learning environment
  • Use objectives and outcomes effectively
  • Facilitate different types of learning
  • Create interactivity in teaching and learning
  • Adopt a systematic approach to planning and teaching interactive scenarios sessions
  • Discuss how improvements can be made to other’s teaching, through feedback and analysis of sessions
  • Discuss and plan the requirements needed for ATLS ®assessments
  • State the roles and responsibilities of the ATLS ®instructor
  • Set up and teach each of the skill stations using the 4 step technique
  • Set up and manage a practice and a test moulage station
  • Describe how to mentor a candidate on a provider course
  • Record and feedback on participant’s results
 

Format

This highly interactive course combines discussions, tutorials, skills teaching and simulated patient management scenarios (moulage).  There are continual assessments throughout the course, where you will be able to demonstrate your skills in the:

  • Developing questions for a brief scenario and leading an interactive discussion
  • Managing a moulage scenario
  • Teaching a skill

You will have to complete the MCQ test on the course.

You will receive access to pre-course resources on the RCS VLE 6-8 weeks before the course. Your login details to the VLE will be emailed to you (to the email address registered on your RCS account).

Pre-course preparation is essential.

Additional Information

In the event of unsuccessful completion

If you are unsuccessful in the course you will not be able to attend another Instructor course within 2 year period. Following the attendance on the course, your instructor potential status will be terminated and in order to apply for another instructor course you will have to gain Instructor potential status again.

Course content

You will cover a variety of topics specific to teaching ATLS® during this course, including:

  • Principles of learning
  • Effective critique and feedback
  • Teaching techniques
  • Set, dialogue, and closure
  • Skills teaching using the 4 stage technique
  • Fundamentals of assessment
  • Questioning for interactive scenario
  • Initial assessment (moulage)

Take a look at a sample ATLS® Instructor Course programme

Please read the information about teaching on ATLS®

 Booking Options

Regional ATLS Instructor Courses

Tue
11
Jun
2024
-
Wed
12
Jun
2024
£750
Eastbourne District General Hospital

11 Jun 2024
-
12 Jun 2024

£750

Pricing notes:

Full price: £750

Course Fees:

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Eastbourne District General Hospital

Location:

Cavendish Hotel
38 Grand Parade
EASTBOURNE
BN21 4DH
United Kingdom
simon.walton@nhs.net
0300 1315858

Instructions:

Dr S M Walton, simon.walton@nhs.net, 0300 1315858
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Pricing notes:

Full price: £750

Fully Booked

Contact details:

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Dr S M Walton
simon.walton@nhs.net
mailto:simon.walton@nhs.net

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Wed
19
Jun
2024
-
Thu
20
Jun
2024
£745
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

19 Jun 2024
-
20 Jun 2024

£745

Pricing notes:

Full price: £745

Course Fees:

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Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Location:

Old Swan Hotel
Swan Road
HARROGATE
HG1 2SR
United Kingdom
leedsth-tr.atls@nhs.net
0113 2065883

Instructions:

Miss A Rutherford, leedsth-tr.atls@nhs.net, 0113 2065883
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Limited

Pricing notes:

Full price: £745

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Tue
15
Oct
2024
-
Wed
16
Oct
2024
£745
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

15 Oct 2024
-
16 Oct 2024

£745

Pricing notes:

Full price: £745

Course Fees:

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Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Location:

Old Swan Hotel
Swan Road
HARROGATE
HG1 2SR
United Kingdom
leedsth-tr.atls@nhs.net
0113 2065883

Instructions:

Miss A Rutherford, leedsth-tr.atls@nhs.net, 0113 2065883
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Full price: £745

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leedsth-tr.atls@nhs.net
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RCS England Bjorn Saven Centre

Tue
02
Jul
2024
-
Wed
03
Jul
2024
£750.00
LONDON, United Kingdom

02 Jul 2024
-
03 Jul 2024

£750.00

Pricing notes:

Full price: £750.00

Course Fees:

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LONDON, United Kingdom

Location:

RCS - Bjorn Saven Centre for Surgical Education
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
LONDON
WC2A 3PE
United Kingdom
education@rcseng.ac.uk
020 7869 6300
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Thu
04
Jul
2024
-
Fri
05
Jul
2024
£750.00
LONDON, United Kingdom

04 Jul 2024
-
05 Jul 2024

£750.00

Pricing notes:

Full price: £750.00

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LONDON, United Kingdom

Location:

RCS - Bjorn Saven Centre for Surgical Education
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
LONDON
WC2A 3PE
United Kingdom
education@rcseng.ac.uk
020 7869 6300
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Sat
06
Jul
2024
-
Sun
07
Jul
2024
£750.00
LONDON, United Kingdom

06 Jul 2024
-
07 Jul 2024

£750.00

Pricing notes:

Full price: £750.00

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LONDON, United Kingdom

Location:

RCS - Bjorn Saven Centre for Surgical Education
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
LONDON
WC2A 3PE
United Kingdom
education@rcseng.ac.uk
020 7869 6300
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