Advanced Trauma Life Support, 8th edition, the evidence for change

JB Kortbeek, SA Al Turki, J Ali, JA Antoine, B Bouillon, K Brasel, F Brenneman, PR Brink, K Brohi, D Burris, RA Burton, W Chapleau, W Cioffi, FDCE Silva, A Cooper, JA Cortes, V Eskesen, J Fildes, S Gautam, RL GruenR Gross, KS Hansen, W Henny, MJ Hollands, RC Hunt, JMJ Navalon, CR Kaufmann, P Knudson, A Koestner, R Kosir, CF Larsen, W Livaudais, F Luchette, P Mao, JH McVicker, JW Meredith, C Mock, ND Mori, C Morrow, SN Parks, PM Pereira, RS Pogetti, J Ravn, P Rhee, JP Salomone, IB Schipper, P Schoettker, MA Schreiber, RS Smith, LB Svendsen, W Taha, M Van Wijngaarden-Stephens, Edit Varga, EJ Voiglio, D Williams, RJ Winchell, R de Winter

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The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma's Advanced Trauma Life Support Course is currently taught in 50 countries. The 8th edition has been revised following broad input by the International ATLS sub-committee. Graded levels of evidence were used to evaluate and approve changes to the course content. New materials related to principles of disaster management have been added. ATLS is a common language teaching one safe way of initial trauma assessment and management.
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Pages (from-to)1638-1650
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Trauma-Injury Infection and Critical Care
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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