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Continuing Professional Development

Professional development skills training



A component of the mission of the William Maul Measey Institute for Clinical Simulation and Patient Safety (ICS) is to facilitate the maintenance of clinical and procedural skills for all levels of learners in order to promote patient safety. Programs are available to TUHS and non-TUHS health care professionals.


Advanced Trauma Life Support® (ATLS®) Program:


Developed for doctors by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and its Committee on Trauma (COT), the ATLS® Program focuses on early care for trauma patients who present a wide range of complex problems.


The ICS hosts this program twice a year, usually in June and November. This program is conducted by the Department of Surgery and is a requirement for Temple University Hospital surgical residents; however, it is also open to non-Temple employees for certification or recertification.


Skills and competencies covered in this program include:

  • Rapid and accurate assessment of the patient's condition
  • Stabilization and resuscitation of the patient by priority
  • Determination of the patient's needs and if they exceed a facility's capacity
  • Appropriate arrangement of the patient's inter-hospital transfer
  • During any point during the evaluation, resuscitation or transfer, assure that optimum care is provided

For more information about this program, please visit the ATLS web site.