The medical care of trauma patients demands fast thinking and accurate, up-to-date resources. And there is no more reliable resource for trauma information than the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This app was developed alongside their seminal course, Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS). ATLS has trained more than 1.5 million participants in more than 75,000 courses around the world.
ATLS provides the essential information and skills for doctors, nurses, and other health professionals to identify and treat life-threatening injuries under the extreme pressures of the trauma environment. The international nature of the program means that the content is adaptable to a variety of geographic, economic, social, and medical practice situations.
Whether in a hospital trauma bay, on the highway at a motor vehicle crash, in a disaster area after a bombing, or in a foreign country’s war zone, clinicians need ready access to critical resources and references. The content and skills presented in this app will add to the armamentarium of doctors and other clinicians who treat trauma patients.
The app includes a free preview of the 1st chapter.
Additional content can be purchased to instantly gain full access to the following:
• Interactive visuals, such as treatment algorithms and x-ray identification
• Just in Time video segments capturing key skills in minutes
• Calculators, such as pediatric burn calculator and the Parkland Formula to determine fluid administration
• Animations, such as airway management and surgical cricothyroidotomy
For those who have purchased the 9th edition of the ATLS Student Course Manual, simply enter the book code that was packaged in the book to gain free access to all the content.
Great news! We've dramatically reduced the size of the app! The Just In Time videos have been optimized and now stream on demand.
Ratings and Reviews
Good for revision
Videos are good too
Great content, yet buggy, inaccurate & not optimized for iPhone 5
This app is great at first look. But when one studies simultaneously from the book and the app, there are many mistakes within the app. For example the Glasgow Coma Scale is not given correctly within the app; the disclaimer in the Parkland formula calculator is the total opposite of what is given in the book. There are a few bugs as well. Like, the cricothyroidotomy video makes the app crash when accessed from the specific chapter of Airway management. But it works when accessed from the videos tab.
To top it all, the app isn't optimized for the iPhone 5.
The videos given in the app are fantastic and the app is extremely well designed. But inaccuracies such as those mentioned above make it a bad app when used stand alone (i.e. without the book). I tried contacting support on the website as well, but I couldn't find it there either. Here's hoping this review is read and an update is in order.
ATLS app review
Nice effort . Relevant questions and logical explanations of answers at least 10 per chapter would complete this app because after reading the book it is difficult to answer questions . For the first timers experience and logic are against you most of the time .
- American College of Surgeons
- 93.1 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
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- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this application.
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Frequent/Intense Medical/Treatment Information
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- In-App Purchases
- MyATLS All Access ₹ 799
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.