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CTLS Focuses on
 

The CTLS programme focuses on the in-hospital assessment and management of victims of trauma and the goals include:

 

Understanding priorities in assessment and management
Understanding the concepts pf primary (an ABCDE approach), secondary and tertiary assessment

 

  A systematic approach to trauma assessment and management is used that focuses on:
 
  1. Airway patency with cervical spine protection
  2. Breathing adequacy with ventilatory support if required
  3. Circulation with control of haemorrhage and restoration of blood volume
  4. Disability (neurological) assessment and initial management of severe brain injury
  5. Exposure for full assessment while being aware of the environment
  The Course will emphasise:
 

Sequence of assessment / management
Team role and preparation
Primary survey
Simultaneous resuscitation and re-evaluation
Planning and definitive care management
Ongoing support to optimize outcome

 

The CTLS educational complete this course:

 

Pre-course materials (this represents core knowledge and the assumption will be that this has been read)
A 2 – day course that features:

  • A multi – disciplinary approach
  • Case audit interactive presentations
  • Group discussion
  • Interactive skills stations
  • An in – course MCQ
  To successfully complete this course:
 

You will need to read the pre-course material
You must attend ALL the sessions on both days
Pass the MCQ exam

  To become an instructor on this course:
 

You must complete the course
Attain a high score in the MCQ
Be able to demonstrated adult education skills
Have clinical experience in trauma patient management

   

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