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ATLS 9th edition

M I Şaşmaz, A H Akça
OBJECTIVE: In this study, the reliability of trauma management scenario videos (in English) on YouTube and their compliance with Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS(®)) guidelines were investigated. METHODS: The search was conducted on February 15, 2016 by using the terms "assessment of trauma" and ''management of trauma''. All videos that were uploaded between January 2011 and June 2016 were viewed by two experienced emergency physicians. The data regarding the date of upload, the type of the uploader, duration of the video and view counts were recorded...
June 1, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
Jacqueline Bustraan, Walter Henny, John B Kortbeek, Karen J Brasel, Marzellus Hofmann, Inger B Schipper
BACKGROUND: In Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS©) courses, multiple choice question (MCQ) tests are used to assess student's post course knowledge. As part of the ninth Edition Revision Process, existing MCQ tests were reviewed and revised by an International MCQ Revision group. The aim of this study was to evaluate the revision procedure and its effects. METHODS: Based on psychometric data and evidence based guidelines for adequate MCQ item and test development, a detailed stepwise approach was determined and followed to evaluate the existing MCQs, and to guide test item revision or replacement...
March 2016: Injury
Matthias Münzberg, Manuel Mutschler, Thomas Paffrath, Heiko Trentzsch, Arasch Wafaisade, Felix Walcher, Marcus Raum, Sascha Flohé, Christoph Wölfl
PURPOSE: Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS®) is one of the world's best-known training programs for medical providers. Revisions of the ATLS manual have been evidence based for a number of years. In 2011, a level 3 (S3) evidence- and consensus-based guideline on the treatment of patients with severe and multiple injuries was published in Germany. The scope of this study was the systematic comparison of the educational content of the ATLS concept and the interdisciplinary "S3 polytrauma guideline...
August 2015: World Journal of Surgery
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