ADVANCED TRAUMA LIFE SUPPORT ( ATLS)
Healthway Hospital, is the only health facility in Goa and one amongst the 14 centres which conducts the prestigious ATLS course for doctors.This course is the copyright of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and is run by the Committee of Trauma (COT).
There have been over 100 doctors so far who have qualified and passed the provider course from Healthway Hospital.
The course comprises of interactive discussions and hands-on training on mannequins with an examination at the end. Successful candidates are conferred an ATLS Provider Certificate, that is valid worldwide and has to be renewed every four years. Currently the course is in its 10th edition.
ATLS protocols are considered the gold standard in the management of trauma all over the world. So far, the course has been adopted in over 60 countries and more than 1 million doctors have been trained using the ATLS protocols and methodology. This course trains doctors (MBBS & BDS) in the management of injured patients in the critical initial period ( The Golden Hour ) and helps save lives and prevents disabilities.