“Cascade TC Portland pursues ATLS Site Accreditation”
July 6, 2015
Cascade Training Center has prided itself on not only being a training vendor, but a partner in continuing medical education--one that will pursue solutions to problems. Recently, our Portland, Oregon Training Center fielded concerns from graduate medical education programs in their service area; these programs expressed frustration with poor availability of, and impacted enrollment in Advanced Trauma Life Support classes.
Learn more about the ATLS program, at the American College of Surgeons website.
The Advanced Trauma Life Support® (ATLS®) program can teach you a systematic, concise approach to the care of a trauma patient. ATLS was developed by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma (COT) and was first introduced in the US and abroad in 1980. Its courses provide you with a safe and reliable method for immediate management of injured patients. The course teaches you how to assess a patient’s condition, resuscitate and stabilize him or her, and determine if his or her needs exceed a facility’s capacity. It also covers how to arrange for a patient’s inter-hospital transfer and assure that optimum care is provided throughout the process. If you don’t treat trauma patients frequently, an ATLS course provides an easy method to remember for evaluation and treatment of a trauma victim.
In March, 2015, Cascade's Oregon Director of Training began working with an ATLS program coordinator from Kaiser in California who assists Cascade's California Training Centers with ATLS program delivery at David Grant Medical Center (Travis Air Force Base). The process was long, but following an on-site visit from the ATLS state chair, Cascade Training Center Portland has received site authorization from the College of Surgeons and now has the ability to be a resource for ATLS courses in the future, meeting the needs of our clients regardless of their speciality or continuing medical education needs.