The ATCN course is a version of ATLS for doctors, which is suitable for nurses.

The ATLS/ATCN/PHTLS concepts provide a common language to all stakeholders, for the sole purpose of providing the best care possible to the patients.

The essential elements for effective teamwork are good theoretical knowledge and practice. Everyone knows what is his position, what he has to do, what to expect of others and what others expect of him!

The team members must communicate: says things clearly, to ensure they are received and well understood by the person to whom it is addressed.


PROGRAM GOALS ATLS/ATCN.

Provide participants with a safe management of injuried patients and the knowledge base to:

CONCEPT ATLS/ATCN.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

During the "GOLDEN HOUR" be able to:

INITIAL ASSESSMENT or PRIMARY SURVEY.

The initial assessment follows the acronym ABCDE.


SECONDARY SURVEY.


THE THEORY.

During the first 30 to 40 minutes, the following points are carried out by the doctors:

 

THE PRACTICE

Prepare the student to rapidly assess the multiply injured patient in an organized manner with emphasis on identification of life threatening injuries and resuscitative interventions.

         The objective in the trauma patient are follows:

         secure a patients airway, ensure adequate oxygenation, provide adequate and effective ventilation,monitor ongoing status of airway patency and ventilation status.

         Rewiews the different classes of shock. Defines potential bleeding sites, bleeding assessment, discuss about vascular and boney access, fluid types, blood and blood products, warming strategies and monitoring.

          Allows to know the signs and symptoms of brain trauma. Gives interventions and what to do to maintain good oxygenation and cerebral perfusion. Reviewing the evaluation of cranio-facial lesions. Identifies the need for early neurochirugical care.

          Allows to recognize musculoskeletal injuries, manager compartment syndrome, consider the immobilization of fractures as a control to bleeding and finally to use set squares various traction and immobilization.

          Anatomico-physiological peculiarities of the child, how to calculate the fluid requirements, the endotracheal tube sizes and the surrounding roads are studies based on this speciality.

 

CONCLUSION.

After following a ATLS/ATCN course, the medical staff find themselves in the emergency room with a team that works on the same principle, that speaks the same language.

It is a real ease of work and a signifiant benefit for patient outcome.