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Short Course
Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

This Advanced Cardiac Life Support course is a Short Course program accredited by CDACC.

  • Short Course
  • Nursing

In the fast-paced world of emergency medicine, the ability to respond swiftly and effectively to traumatic injuries can mean the difference between life and death. Recognizing the paramount importance of equipping healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to manage trauma cases with precision and efficiency, Kenya offers the Short Course in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) program—a specialized training initiative designed to empower medical practitioners with the expertise to deliver life-saving care in critical situations.

Meeting the Challenges of Trauma Care:

The Short Course in Advanced Trauma Life Support program addresses the unique challenges posed by traumatic injuries, which often require rapid assessment, decisive intervention, and coordinated teamwork. From motor vehicle accidents and falls to gunshot wounds and industrial mishaps, trauma cases present a diverse array of medical emergencies that demand specialized training and expertise to manage effectively.

Comprehensive Curriculum:

The program offers a comprehensive curriculum that covers a wide spectrum of topics relevant to trauma care. Participants learn about the principles of trauma assessment, resuscitation techniques, airway management, haemorrhage control, fracture stabilization, and emergency surgical procedures. The curriculum emphasizes a systematic approach to trauma management, equipping participants with the knowledge and skills needed to prioritize interventions and optimize patient outcomes.

Hands-On Training and Simulation:

Central to the ATLS program is its emphasis on hands-on training and simulation-based learning. Participants engage in realistic trauma scenarios using high-fidelity simulation equipment, allowing them to practice essential skills in a controlled environment. From performing advanced airway maneuvers to conducting emergency procedures such as chest tube insertion and thoracotomy, participants gain confidence and proficiency through repeated practice and feedback.

Multidisciplinary Collaboration:

The Short Course in Advanced Trauma Life Support program promotes multidisciplinary collaboration among healthcare professionals involved in trauma care. Participants work alongside emergency physicians, surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses, and paramedics, fostering a culture of teamwork and mutual support. Through collaborative learning experiences, participants gain a deeper understanding of their roles and responsibilities within the trauma team, enhancing communication, coordination, and patient outcomes.

Continuous Professional Development:

The ATLS program is designed to support participants' ongoing professional development in the field of trauma care. Upon completion of the course, participants receive certification from recognized medical authorities, demonstrating their proficiency in advanced trauma life support techniques. This certification serves as a testament to participants' commitment to excellence in trauma care and provides a valuable credential for career advancement and professional recognition.


The Short Course in Advanced Trauma Life Support program plays a vital role in equipping healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to save lives in critical trauma situations. By providing comprehensive training, hands-on experience, and multidisciplinary collaboration, the ATLS program empowers participants to respond effectively to traumatic injuries and provide timely, evidence-based care to patients in their time of greatest need. As a cornerstone of emergency medicine education, the ATLS program continues to make a significant impact on trauma care outcomes, ensuring that healthcare providers are prepared to meet the challenges of trauma care with competence and compassion.

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Colleges offering Advanced Cardiac Life Support Short Course

Private College Laikipia County Laikipia West Constituency
Nyahururu Medical Training College

Nyahururu Medical Training College (NMTC) is located at the boundary of Laikipia and  Nyandarua Counties in Ziwani Estate, along Nyahururu –Nyeri Road.  It started its operations in February... more