Welcome to the

Arkansas Trauma Society

Providing Quality Trauma Education

Since its founding in 1913, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has established a history of advocating for quality patient care and excellence in education programs. The ACS-Arkansas Chapter and the Arkansas Trauma Society have provided trauma education for Arkansas providers since the late 1970s, including ATLS, RTTDC, and other courses. Our organization is now once-again offering quality trauma education for all providers in Arkansas. We will also be offering other trauma courses in the fall and winter, and will host the Annual Arkansas Trauma Update in the Spring.

Our goal is to deliver the best trauma education, including the latest information on care of the trauma patient, so that those physicians, nurses, and EMS providers taking our courses can be assured of the best possible education.  All of our courses will be taught by surgeons, nurses, and other providers who are active participants in the Arkansas trauma system, are proven instructors and have kept up to date with the latest information.  We also aim to provide these courses at competitive prices, and in locations that will provide convenience for providers around the state, while still providing the essential number and quality of instructors needed for quality education.

Trauma Society Update

May 16 – 18, 2024

University For Medical Sciences (UAMS)
Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute
Little Rock, AR



Advanced Trauma Life Support

The ATLS Provider Course presents an organized approach for physician evaluation and management of seriously injured trauma patients with hands-on skills sessions in simulated trauma settings. The two-day course starts at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday and 7:45 am on Sunday. The cost for the 2-day Provider Course is $1500.00 per student. 16 CME credits are offered for the course.

Who can take ATLS?

Under new ACS policies to expand who can take the course, Licensed Physicians (MD and DO), Licensed Nurse Practitioners (APN, CRNA, etc.), and Licensed Physician Assistants (PA) can all take ATLS for CME / CEU credit and an ATLS provider card. All others can audit the course (attend all lectures, receive a textbook, and observe the skills stations).

July 13-14, 2024 – ATLS – Little Rock, AR

August 3-4, 2024 – ATLS – Little Rock, AR

August 24-25, 2024 – AR Childrens NW – Springdale AR

September 7-8, 2024 – ATLS – Little Rock, AR

September 28-29, 2024 – ATLS – Little Rock, AR

November 2-3, 2024 – ATLS – Little Rock, AR

December 7-8, 2024 – ATLS – Little Rock, AR


Arkansas Trauma Evaluation And Management Course

This course is designed for physicians, nurses, and paramedics in caring for patients in the Arkansas Trauma System. The Trauma System has multiple components that fit together to help patients and their caregivers reduce death and disability from trauma. This course aims to teach modern treatment concepts to trauma patients in their hospital. Participants will also be taught how to rapidly assess and determine which patients need prompt transfer to a higher level of trauma center, using all of the elements of the Trauma System to treat and safely transport those patients. The course will feature small group lectures by trauma experts with hands-on trauma patient scenarios using the techniques and information gained in the lectures.

A-TEAM is designed for Level III and Level IV Trauma Centers in the Arkansas Trauma System.

8.5 CME credits offered

Cost per student is $500.00.

The course is a one-day class and is open to 16 students per course and is limited to 5 students per hospital

September 29, 2024 — A-TEAM — Little Rock, AR

November 3, 2024 — A-TEAM — Little Rock, AR

Together, we can make a difference for Arkansas Citizens.