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Advanced trauma life support: back to basics
  1. S Bishara
  1. Mr S Hishara, Department of Physiology, University College London, Rowland Hill Street, London NW3 2PF, UK; s.bishara{at}ucl.ac.uk

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The Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course aims to provide a universal framework for the management of trauma that will lead to a reduction in patient mortality. While it has achieved great success in global uptake, there is conflicting evidence of its benefit to patients.1 2

ATLS has great scope as it is designed for doctors practising away from the …

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