Institute Contributes to 2017 ATLS Instructor Course
RCSI hosted the 2017 Advanced Trauma and Life Support Instructor Course on the 6th and 7th of February at the College in Dublin. 15 clinicians successfully completed the programme and are now qualified as ATLS instructors.
The programme was directed by Dr. Geraldine McMahon, Consultant in Emergency Medicine at St James's Hospital and Professor Ciaran O'Boyle, Director of the RCSI Institute of Leadership who is the National Educator for ATLS in Ireland.
Faculty were drawn from consultant clinical staff at Sligo Regional Hospital, St Vincent's University Hospital, Beaumont Hospital, ANNCM, St. James's Hospital, St. Bricin's Military Hospital, Our Lady of Lourdes' Hospital, Drogheda and the Mater Hospital in Dublin. ATLS courses were pioneered in the United States by the American College of Surgeons to teach established standards of trauma care and practical life saving skills. The courses are designed, not only for those who are responsible for treating injured patients in emergency and surgical departments, but also for clinicians who do not treat victims of injury on a regular basis but who may be called to do so. It is estimated that up to 2 million doctors worldwide have taken ATLS courses, to date.
Faculty and participants at the 2017 ATLS Instructor Course at the RCSI in Dublin