Advanced trauma life support, 8th edition, the evidence for change

John B. Kortbeek, Saud A. Al Turki, Jameel Ali, Jill A. Antoine, Bertil Bouillon, Karen Brasel, Fred Brenneman, Peter R. Brink, Karim Brohi, David Burris, Reginald A. Burton, Will Chapleau, Wiliam Cioffi, Francisco De Salles Collet E Silva, Art Cooper, Jaime A. Cortes, Vagn Eskesen, John Fildes, Subash Gautam, Russell L. GruenRon Gross, K. S. Hansen, Walter Henny, Michael J. Hollands, Richard C. Hunt, Jose M. Jover Navalon, Christoph R. Kaufmann, Peggy Knudson, Amy Koestner, Roman Kosir, Claus Falck Larsen, West Livaudais, Fred Luchette, Patrizio Mao, John H. McVicker, Jay Wayne Meredith, Charles Mock, Newton Djin Mori, Charles Morrow, Steven N. Parks, Pedro Moniz Pereira, Renato Sergio Pogetti, Jesper Ravn, Peter Rhee, Jeffrey P. Salomone, Inger B. Schipper, Patrick Schoettker, Martin A. Schreiber, R. Stephen Smith, Lars Bo Svendsen, Wa'el Taha, Mary Van Wijngaarden-Stephens, Endre Varga, Eric J. Voiglio, Daryl Williams, Robert J. Winchell, Robert 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 subcommittee. 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1638-1650
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2008


  • Emergency treatment [standards]
  • Life support care
  • Resuscitation [education]
  • Traumatology [education]
  • Wounds and injuries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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