Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) in Hungary; The First 10 Years

Endre Varga, Endre Csonka, Balázs Kószó, Zoltán Pető, Zsuzsanna Ágoston, Erika Gyura, Gábor Nardai, Kristóf Boa, Gábor Süveges

Abstract

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) programs are recognized as the standard educational trauma program worldwide. Data suggest that ATLS has a positive impact on the value of trauma care. The ATLS Hungary program has been started in 2005, celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year. In the present brief communication a brief overview is provided on the program.Student evaluation and statistical data about the participants were collected throughout the 10-year history of the Hungarian program.Student evaluation shows a high level of satisfaction amongst the participating doctors. Most participants are working in higher level centers. The Hungarian program shows good quality according to the participants. Establishing at least one new center is crucial to be able to provide the course for every professional interested in it or required to take it.

Keywords

Advanced Trauma Life Support; ATLS; Trauma; Training; Hungary

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