Introduction: The Coronavirus SARS- CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic has overwhelmed the ability of health care systems all over the world. With the spread of the disease, countries have adopted different models to reorganize infrastructure and reallocate the resources to deal with the pandemic.

All the nonurgent hospital services have been postponed. But, trauma and emergency services continue to function according to the established protocols with few modifications. The ATLS®course teaches you 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.

If you don’t treat trauma patients frequently, an ATLS® course provides an easy method to remember for the evaluation and treatment of a trauma victim. In our presentation our purpose is to discuss the immediate impact of COVID on your ATLS® course programming; to describe your strategies for dealing with the immediate impact; to examine modifications/strategies that have allowed the resumption of programming

Conclusions: To guarantee continuity of the ATLS® course, we think: that to start providing distance learning requires more than just doing a Skype or video recording; to have more pre-test papers at the right time; We need to change the way we perceive knowledge-building.

Keywords: ATLS® course, Coronavirus, Trauma, Emergency


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