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Education Opportunities

Statewide Trauma and Health System Training

Program faculty will provide information related to Alabama Statewide Trauma and Health Systems, which is saving lives and reducing the burden of trauma and stroke care. The system improves the chances of survival, regardless of proximity to urban trauma and stroke centers. The system is voluntary and all hospitals are invited to participate. The training is archived online.

Trauma System Patient Entry Criteria

A presentation is now available to educate hospitals on trauma system patient entry criteria, patient inter-facility transfers, and communication with the Alabama Trauma Communications Center. It also gives guidance on Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act.

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

The Advanced Trauma Life Support Course teaches a systematic, concise approach to the early care of the trauma patient. This course is vital to guiding care for the injured patient in emergency department trauma rooms. The course training provides a common language that can save lives in critical situations.

The American College of Surgeons lists all available ATLS courses. You may search courses by month, year, state, region, and course type. Search results can also be filtered to list only courses approved for physician extenders.

Virtual American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP): Trauma

Get 16 hours of trauma continuing medical education (CME) lectures from the 2013 Scientific Assembly. Each of the 20 lectures is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM, so you can do as many of them as you need to satisfy your annual trauma CME requirement.


ACEP eCME is a collection of emergency medicine CME courses you can complete on any device that has an internet connection. Some are free, and some have a fee, and most have AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. ACEP eCME keeps track of your courses, and you can add them to your transcript in the ACEP CME Tracker when you want to get a CME certificate.

Page last updated: May 9, 2023