The Advanced Trauma Life Support® (ATLS®) program can teach a systematic, concise approach to the care of a trauma patient. ATLS was developed by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma (COT) and was first introduced in the US and abroad in 1980. Its courses provide with a safe and reliable method for immediate management of injured patients. The course teaches how to assess a patient’s condition, resuscitate and stabilize him or her, and determine if his or her needs exceed a facility’s capacity. It also covers how to arrange for a patient’s inter-hospital transfer and assure that optimum care is provided throughout the process.ATLS course provides an easy method to remember for evaluation and treatment of a trauma victim.