Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

*2022 DATES*

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) is an international course that teaches participants the basic skills necessary for timely management of traumatic injury. The course includes didactic and practical sessions.

Learning Objectives

Participants will learn to identify injuries associated with major trauma, management of skills required for early resuscitation, and treatment of injured patients.


  • Assess the patient’s condition rapidly and accurately
  • Resuscitate and stabilize the patient according to priority
  • Determine if the patient’s needs exceed a facility’s capacity
  • Arrange appropriately for the patient’s inter-hospital transfer (who, what, when, and how)
  • Assure that optimum care is provided and maintained throughout the evaluation, resuscitation, or transfer process

Target Audience

Physicians practicing emergency care.


Vancouver Coa​stal Health

Below is a list of upcoming ATLS® courses being held at Vancouver General Hospital.

  • April 11-12, 2022
  • May 16-17, 2022
  • June 13-14, 2022
  • November 21-22, 2022

Register at

Fraser Health Authority

Below is a list of upcoming ATLS® courses being held at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster.

  • April 22-23, 2022
  • June 17-18, 2022
  • September 9-10, 2022

Register at


2022 ATLS Instructor Courses – Vanco​uver Coastal Health

If you have an interest in becoming an ATLS Instructor, please contact the VGH course coordinator at If you would like to register for a course, please email us at​

  • September date tbd


For additional course listings in British Columbia, please visit the American College of Surgeons’ (ACS) website. To access a list of the ATLS Coordinators located in Canada, please click here​.​