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University of Kentucky CHANDLER MEDICAL CENTER
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The University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, College of Medicine, Department of Surgery has approval from the American College of Surgeons to offer the Advanced Trauma Life Support Course to Physicians.

Trauma is the leading cause of death under the age of 45, accounting annually for more than 150,000 lives lost and an even greater number of serious injuries. An efficient and knowledgeable approach to the management of trauma patients is paramount if death and disability are to be curtailed.


The American College of Surgeonsí Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Course offers physicians an intensive education in the early management of severely injured patients. Open to all physicians, the course provides lectures and practical skills, and experience in the care of patients with:

Emphasis will be placed on the initial assessment and stabilization of patients with multiple injuries, including hands-on laboratory experience in resuscitation skills. A state and nationally recognized course in trauma care, the ATLS course is an important educational adjunct for physicians who occasionally care for patients with major trauma and for physicians who occasionally care for patients with major trauma referral center on a daily basis.


The following ATLS courses will be held at the University of Kentucky , Lexington, KY:

March 18-19, 2015 Provider course

May 13-14, 2015 Provider course



The two day provider course begins each day at 7: a.m. and concludes at 5:30 p.m.

The refresher course begins at 7 a.m. and concludes at 1 p.m.

To receive certification, participants are expected to attend all lectures and skill stations.


Provider course - $825 per physician or physician extender/ $300 per auditor

Refresher course - $425 per physician


Please contact the UK Trauma Program office to verify that openings are available and to obtain a registration form.

Telephone: 859-323-5022, Fax: 859-257-5544, or email:

Payment must be received with the registration form in order to be registered for the course since the number of participants is limited. The registration deadline is three weeks prior to each course to allow time to provide participants with course materials and manuals.

In the event that a participant does not successfully complete all course requirements, arrangements will be made for the participant to retake the course at a reduced rate.

Check or credit card are accepted for payment. Make check payable to University of Kentucky/ATLS.



As an organization accredited for continuing medical education by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the American College of Surgeons designates this continuing medical activity (two day provider course) as meeting the criteria for 17 credit hours in Category I. The two day provider course is approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for 17 hours of ACEP Category I credit. The refresher course is also approved by the American College of Surgeons for 5 credit hours in Category I.


American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma

University of Kentucky Trauma Program Office

University of Kentucky Department of Surgery
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
University of Kentucky Hospital