Educational Training

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Course

November 16, 2024

Course Overview

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), is a continuing medical education program designed to teach a standardized, concise approach to the care of the trauma patient in the “golden hour” – the period of time following traumatic injury during which there is the highest likelihood of death


Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS)
124 S. Franklin St., Tampa, FL 33602

Course Fees

Medical Professionals outside of Florida
Florida Licensed Medical Professionals
Course course fees include parking
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Payment will not be accepted on site.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of participating in this activity, the physician, ARNP or PA will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the concepts and principles of the primary and secondary patient assessment
  • Establish management priorities in a trauma situation
  • Initiate primary and secondary management necessary within the golden hour for the emergency management of acute-life threatening conditions
  • In a given simulated clinical and surgical skills practicum, demonstrate the following skills, which are often required in the initial assessment and treatment of patients with multiple injuries.

Target Audience

Emergency physicians, trauma and general surgeons, fellows, residents, APRNs, PAs who work in an emergent role, Anesthesiologists and CRNAs.


12:00 pm

Participant Registration

12:30 pm

Refresher Lecture

1:30 pm

Pretest Review

2:00 pm

Move to Skill Stations

2:15 pm

Super Scenario/Initial Assessment Skill Stations

4:35 pm

Written and Skills Testing

ACCME Accreditation logoAccreditation

The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Cateogory 1 Credit

american-college-of-surgeons-acs-logo-vectorThe American College of Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listing above, a maximum of 5.00 credits meet the requirements for Self-Assessment.


Activity Directors & Faculty

Luis E. Llerena, MD, FACS, CHSE-A

Medical Director
Luis E. Llerena, MD, FACS, CHSE-A
Medical Director

Luis E. Llerena, MD, is the Medical Director of USF HEALTH CAMLS and Professor, Department of Surgery at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine.

He holds both national and state leadership positions: Surgical Director of the American College of Surgeons Accredited Educational Institute (ACS AEI) at USF CAMLS, ACS AEI Committees (Accreditation Review and Curriculum), Florida Committee of Trauma (FCOT) Vice Chair, and Florida Trauma State Faculty. He is a course director for key surgical and critical care curriculum, including Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS®), Advanced Trauma Operative Management (ATOM®), and Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma (ASSET®), Stop the Bleed®, and the Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) program. He is an FCCS consultant. Additionally, Dr Llerena is a trauma site surveyor for the Pennsylvania Trauma System Foundation.

Dr. Llerena received both his undergraduate and his medical degrees from the University of Maryland. He completed his surgical residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann University in Philadelphia and UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Camden, New Jersey. He received his trauma/surgical critical care fellowship training at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando, Florida. He is board certified in Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.

Dr. Llerena is an associate member of the American College of Surgeons’ Academy of Master Surgical Educators, master trainer for TeamSTEPPS® and the Patient Safety Education Program (PSEP), and Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator – Advanced (CHSE-A) by the Society for Simulation Healthcare (SSH). His main research interests include military medicine, simulation-based education, patient safety, and trauma education.

Additional Information

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Important Information Regarding Your ATLS® Provider Status: Provider status is valid for 4 years from the course date. To maintain a current status in the ACS ATLS® Program, providers are encouraged to reverify their status every 4 years ATLS Student Course.

Self-Assessment Points

The American College of Surgeons offers 5.00 Self-Assessment Credits to any physician who passes the course and receives a written test score of 75% or higher. If a physician passes the course with a written score of 75%, he or she may request an opportunity to retake the same test immediately at the end of the course in order to achieve a score of 75% or higher. Self-Assessment Credits will be found on the CME certificate provided to each physician learner who successfully completes the course.


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Cancellation Policy

Due to instructors, tissue and resources being procured based on course attendance, USF Health Professions Conferencing Corporation must adhere to the following cancellation policy.

  • All requests for cancellation, transfer or refunds much be received in writing to
  • Cancellations received at least 31 calendar days prior to the start of the activity, a refund will be provided minus a $75 administrative fee and the cost of the book and shipping (up to $190.00).
  • Requests for a transfer to another course date at least 31 calendar days prior to the start
    of the activity will be honored with no additional fees. The new course date must be within 6 months of the original course date.
  • No refunds or requests for transfer will be provided if cancellation is received within (and including) 30 calendar days of the start date of the activity
  • No-shows are not eligible for a refund or transfer.
  • For internal USF participants or organizations wishing to be invoiced for registrations, your department or organization will be invoiced according to the above guidelines.

USF Health Professions Conferencing Corporation reserves the right to cancel this activity due to unforeseen circumstances, in which you will be contacted via phone and/or email to reschedule or issue a refund. USF Health Professions Conferencing Corporation is not responsible for travel expenses incurred by the participants in the rare event that this activity is canceled or postponed.