Are you ready for the ATLS 10th Edition Updates?
- Feb 21st, 2018
- Brit Long
Author: Brit Long, MD (@long_brit, EM Attending Physician, San Antonio, TX) // Edited by: Alex Koyfman, MD (@EMHighAK, EM Attending Physician, UTSW / Parkland Memorial Hospital)
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) has formed the backbone of trauma evaluation and management. However, in recent years, literature has outpaced the ability of ATLS to remain current with best practice. Controversies such as IV fluids, TXA, chest tube placement position, etc. have brought to the forefront the need to remain up to date with the most recent evidence and literature.
The 10th edition of ATLS has several changes in store for you based on recent literature updates. This post will provide you with several quick hits of the updates.