This is a copy of the slides I used during a talk I gave at the RCEM/RCoA Major Trauma Study Day. The full programme of the meeting can be found here.
The talk was designed to look at the history leading to the development of the ATLS course and how it fits in with the management of trauma in the 21st century. I also made some suggestions as to how trauma training could be improved in the UK.
The pdf of my presentation can be downloaded by clicking the link below:
I published an editorial on the same topic earlier this year in Anaesthesia. The article is open access and can be found at the link below: