Advanced trauma life support, 8th edition, the evidence for change.

  title={Advanced trauma life support, 8th edition, the evidence for change.},
  author={John B Kortbeek and Saud A Al Turki and Jameel Ali and Jill A. Antoine and Bertil Bouillon and Karen J. Brasel and Frederick D. Brenneman and Peter R G Brink and Karim Brohi and David G. Burris and Reginald A Burton and Will Chapleau and Wiliam Cioffi and Francisco de Salles Collet e Silva and Arthur J. L. Cooper and Jaime A Cortes and Vagn N{\o}rgaard Eskesen and John J. Fildes and S C Gautam and Russell Lindsay Gruen and Ronald I Gross and Kari Schr{\o}der Hansen and Walter Henny and Michael Hollands and R. Christopher Hunt and J M Jover naval{\'o}n and Christoph Kaufmann and Peggy Knudson and Amy Jay Koestner and Roman Ko{\vs}ir and Claus Falck Larsen and West Livaudais and Fred A. Luchette and P Mao and J. Henry McVICKER and J. Wayne Meredith and Charles N. Mock and Newton Djin Mori and Charles Morrow and Steven N. Parks and Pedro Moniz Pereira and Renato Sergio Pogetti and Jesper Bohsen Ravn and Peter M. Rhee and Jeffrey P. Salomone and Inger Birgitta Schipper and Patrick Schoettker and Martin A. Schreiber and R Stephen Smith and Lars Bo Svendsen and Wael S Taha and Mary van Wijngaarden-Stephens and Endre Varga and Eric J. Voiglio and Daryl Williams and Robert J. Winchell and Robert W. Winter},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={64 6},
Key MethodThe American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma's Advanced Trauma Life Support Course is currently taught in 50 countries. The 8th edition has been revised following broad input by the International ATLS subcommittee. Graded levels of evidence were used to evaluate and approve changes to the course content. New materials related to principles of disaster management have been added. ATLS is a common language teaching one safe way of initial trauma assessment and management.

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