2020 AHA ALS Trauma Module

2020 AHA ALS Trauma Module

eLearning course covering the systematic evaluation of a trauma patient, including performing initial lifesaving maneuvers


The ALS: Trauma Module covers the systematic evaluation of a trauma patient, including performing initial lifesaving maneuvers. Course content includes the following:

  • Assessment, approaches, and treatment of systematic evaluation of a trauma patient
  • Key concerns during an assessment
  • Adjuncts to the primary trauma survey
  • Airway obstruction maneuvers and securing the airway
  • Identifying shock and providing treatment
  • Hemodynamic instability and hemorrhage control
  • Trauma resuscitation
  • Permissive hypotension
  • Massive transfusions
  • Traumatic brain injury, burn injuries, and musculoskeletal injuries

eLearning Course Specifications

  • Features engaging, True Adaptive™ learning
  • Responsive design ensures compatibility on mobile devices and tablets
  • Students can select their level of competence as they begin the course and can change their selection at any time during the course
  • All curriculum is web-accessible through inclusive design (WCAG 2.1 AA)
  • Ease of use for more students – works on all common browsers (no more Flash)


Course Objectives:
After successfully completing this course, students should be able to:

  • Describe the systematic evaluation of a trauma patient including performing initial lifesaving maneuvers
  • Explain how to ensure that a trauma patient has a secure and functional airway
  • Describe the pathophysiology of shock in trauma
  • Identify sources of hemodynamic instability and how to perform lifesaving maneuvers for initial hemorrhage control
  • Describe the management of trauma patients with traumatic central nervous system injury, burn injuries, and fractures
  • Explain the indications and contraindications of resuscitative thoracotomy in case of traumatic cardiac arrest


Technical Specifications:
Compatible Devices/Operating System:

  • Web Browsers: Latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari
  • Operating Systems and Computing Hardware: Win8+ with 4GB+ RAM, MacOS 10.13+ with 4GB+ RAM, Android 8+ with 2GB+ RAM, iOS 11+ with 2GB+ RAM
  • Internet Connection: Broadband – Fiber, wireless, DSL, cable modem
  • While the system will run in smaller screen sizes, these are the recommended minimum sizes for the best experience: 4″ (mobile) or higher


Access codes will be emailed within 24 hours when orders are placed between 7:30am–5:30pm Central Time Monday–Friday. If order is placed on Friday after 5pm Central Time, code will be emailed Monday morning.

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This version is not compliant with the data privacy regulations under the (EU) European Union and should not be purchased for use in: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia (Czech Republic), Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City


eProducts cannot be returned once redeemed/activated.