Survey of ATLS Programs

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Survey of ATLS Programs

In 2007, the Physicians Committee began a nationwide survey of programs that offer ATLS courses. Because of the large number of programs in the United States the survey is ongoing, but the results thus far have been encouraging. See the current results below.

Live Animal Use for Advanced Trauma Life Support Courses in U.S. and Canadian Programs: An Ongoing Survey

Updated: July 19, 2018

Programs Using Live Animals for ATLS Courses (2)

  • Baystate Medical Center – Springfield, MA | TAKE ACTION >
  • North Dakota State University/Sanford Health – Fargo, ND | TAKE ACTION >

Programs Using Nonanimal Models for ATLS Courses (297)

UNITED STATES

Alabama (3)

  • Birmingham Regional Emergency Medical Service System – Birmingham
  • Huntsville Hospital – Huntsville
  • University of South Alabama – Mobile

Alaska (1)

  • Providence Alaska Medical Center – Anchorage

Arizona (6)

  • Banner Health/University Medical Center – Tucson
  • Flagstaff Medical Center – Flagstaff
  • John C. Lincoln Hospital – Phoenix
  • Maricopa Medical Center – Phoenix
  • Scottsdale Healthcare – Scottsdale
  • St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center – Phoenix

Arkansas (1)

  • University of Arkansas – Little Rock

California (15)

  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center – Los Angeles
  • Harbor-University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center – Torrance
  • Kern Medical Center – Bakersfield
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center – Loma Linda
  • Natividad Medical Center  - Salinas
  • Riverside County Regional Medical Center - Moreno Valley
  • San Francisco General Hospital – San Francisco
  • Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital – Santa Barbara
  • United Heart Training Center/Lawson Thomas Medical Education Center – Fairfield
  • University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center – Los Angeles
  • University of California (UC) Davis Medical Center – Sacramento
  • University of California (UC) Irvine Medical Center – Orange
  • University of California (UC) San Diego Medical Center – San Diego
  • University of California (UC) San Francisco – Fresno
  • University of Southern California (USC) Surgical Skills Simulation & Education Center – Los Angeles

Colorado (6)

  • Denver Health Medical Center – Denver
  • Medical Center of the Rockies – Loveland
  • St. Anthony Hospital – Lakewood
  • St. Mary's Hospital - Grand Junction
  • Swedish Medical Center – Englewood
  • UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital – Fort Collins

Connecticut (1)

  • Yale University School of Medicine – New Haven

Delaware (1)

  • Christiana Hospital – Newark

District of Columbia (2)

  • George Washington Department of Emergency Medicine Training Center (GWDEMTC) – Washington
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center – Washington

Florida (9)

  • Health First Training Center – Melbourne
  • Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center – Lakeland
  • Memorial Regional Hospital – Hollywood
  • Orlando Regional Medical Center – Orlando
  • Sacred Heart Hospital – Pensacola
  • Tampa General Hospital – Tampa
  • University of Florida Health Science Center/UF Health Jacksonville – Jacksonville
  • University of Florida/UF Health Shands Hospital – Gainesville
  • University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine – Miami

Georgia (6)

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta – Atlanta
  • Emory University – Atlanta
  • Medical Center/Navicent Health  – Macon
  • Medical College of Georgia – Augusta
  • Memorial Medical Center – Savannah
  • WellStar Atlanta Medical Center – Atlanta

Hawaii (1)

  • The Queen's Medical Center – Honolulu

Idaho (2)

  • Idaho State University/ISU Meridian Health Sciences Center – Meridian
  • Idaho State University – Pocatello

Illinois (11)

  • Advocate Christ Medical Center/Chicago Committee on Trauma – Oak Lawn
  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital – Downers Grove
  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago/Chicago Committee on Trauma – Chicago
  • Carle Foundation Hospital – Urbana
  • John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County – Chicago
  • Loyola University Medical Center/Chicago Committee on Trauma – Maywood
  • Mount Sinai Hospital  – Chicago
  • OSF St. Francis Medical Center – Peoria
  • Rush University Medical Center/Chicago Committee on Trauma – Chicago
  • Southern Illinois University School of Medicine – Springfield
  • University of Chicago Hospital/Chicago Committee on Trauma – Chicago

Indiana (7)

  • Deaconess Hospital – Evansville
  • Indiana University (IU) Health Methodist Hospital – Indianapolis
  • Memorial Hospital of South Bend  – South Bend
  • Parkview Regional Medical Center  – Fort Wayne
  • Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital – Indianapolis
  • St. Vincent Hospital – Evansville
  • St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital - Indianapolis

Iowa (4)

  • Iowa Methodist Medical Center – Des Moines
  • Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines
  • Mercy Medical Center – Sioux City
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics – Iowa City

Kansas (6)

  • Hays Medical Center – Hays
  • Labette County Medical Center – Parsons
  • Stormont Vail Health – Topeka
  • University of Kansas Medical Center – Kansas City
  • Via Christi Hospital St. Francis  – Wichita
  • Wesley Medical Center – Wichita

Kentucky (2)

  • University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center – Lexington
  • University of Louisville Hospital – Louisville

Louisiana (2)

  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – Shreveport
  • Tulane Trauma Educational Institute  – New Orleans

Maine (2)

  • Eastern Maine Medical Center – Bangor
  • Maine Medical Center – Portland

Maryland (2)

  • R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center – Baltimore
  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences – Bethesda

Massachusetts (8)

  • Berkshire Medical Center – Pittsfield
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Boston
  • Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine – Boston
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Boston
  • Lahey Hospital and Medical Center – Burlington
  • Massachusetts General Hospital – Boston
  • Tufts Medical Center – Boston
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School – Worcester

Michigan (14)

  • Ascension/Providence – Southfield
  • Borgess Medical Center – Kalamazoo
  • Bronson Methodist Hospital – Kalamazoo
  • Central Michigan University College of Medicine – Saginaw
  • Detroit Receiving Hospital – Detroit
  • Henry Ford Hospital – Detroit
  • Hurley Medical Center – Flint
  • Marquette General Hospital – Marquette
  • Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine – East Lansing
  • Michigan State University Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center – Grand Rapids
  • Oakwood Southshore Medical Center – Trenton
  • Sparrow Health System – Lansing
  • St. Joseph Mercy Hospital of Ann Arbor - Ann Arbor
  • University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

Minnesota (7)

  • Essentia Health/St. Mary's Medical Center-Duluth Clinic – Duluth
  • Hennepin Healthcare – Minneapolis
  • North Memorial Medical Center – Robbinsdale
  • Regions Hospital – Oakdale
  • St. Cloud Hospital – St. Cloud
  • St. Marys/Mayo Clinic Hospital – Rochester
  • University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth – Duluth

Mississippi (3)

  • North Mississippi Medical Center – Tupelo
  • University of Mississippi School of Medicine – Jackson
  • William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine - Hattiesburg

Missouri (7)

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital – St. Louis
  • CoxHealth – Springfield
  • Mercy Hospital Springfield – Springfield
  • Mercy Hospital St. Louis – St. Louis
  • St. Louis University Medical Center – St. Louis
  • Truman Medical Center – Kansas City
  • University of Missouri Health Sciences Center – Columbia

Montana (1)

  • St. Vincent Healthcare Mansfield Health Education Center/Montana EMS & Trauma Systems – Billings

Nebraska (6)

  • Bryan Medical Center West Campus – Lincoln
  • CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center – Omaha
  • CHI Health Good Samaritan Hospital – Kearney
  • Regional West Medical Center – Scottsbluff
  • St. Francis Medical Center - Grand Island 
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center/Nebraska Medicine – Omaha

Nevada (2)

  • Renown Health – Reno
  • University Medical Center/UNLV School of Medicine – Las Vegas

New Hampshire (1)

  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center – Lebanon

New Jersey (6)

  • AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center – Atlantic City
  • Cooper Hospital – Camden
  • Morristown Medical Center – Morristown
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital – New Brunswick
  • Rutgers School of Biomedical and Health Sciences – Newark
  • St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center – Paterson

New Mexico (1)

  • University of New Mexico – Albuquerque

New York (20)

  • Albany Medical College – Albany
  • Bassett Medical Center – Cooperstown
  • Bellevue Hospital/NYC Health + Hospitals – New York
  • Elmhurst Hospital/NYC Health + Hospitals – Elmhurst
  • Erie County Medical Center/University at Buffalo – Buffalo
  • Harlem Hospital/Columbia University – New York
  • Jacobi Medical Center/NYC Health + Hospitals – Bronx
  • Jamaica Hospital Medical Center – Jamaica
  • Kings County Hospital Center/NYC Health + Hospitals – Brooklyn
  • Lincoln Hospital – Bronx
  • Nassau University Medical Center – East Meadow
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital – New York
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital Queens – Flushing
  • NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn
  • NYU Winthrop Hospital – Mineola
  • Stony Brook University Hospital – Stony Brook
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University – Syracuse
  • United Health Services (UHS) Wilson Medical Center – Johnson City
  • University of Rochester – Rochester
  • Westchester County Medical Center – Valhalla

North Carolina (7)

  • Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University – Greenville
  • Carolina’s Medical Center – Charlotte
  • Duke University Medical Center – Durham
  • Mission Hospital – Asheville
  • Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital – Greensboro
  • Wake Forest University School of Medicine – Winston-Salem
  • WakeMed – Raleigh

North Dakota (2)

  • Altru Health Systems – Grand Forks
  • St. Alexius Medical Center – Bismarck

Ohio (14)

  • Atrium Medical Center – Middletown
  • Bethesda North Hospital – Cincinnati
  • Central Ohio Trauma System – Columbus
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center – Cincinnati
  • Kettering Medical Center – Kettering
  • MetroHealth Medical Center – Cleveland
  • Miami Valley Hospital – Dayton
  • St. Elizabeth Health Center – Youngstown
  • Summa Akron City Hospital – Akron
  • The Health Collaborative – Cincinnati
  • University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center – Cleveland
  • University Hospitals St. John Medical Center – Westlake
  • University of Cincinnati Medical Center – Cincinnati
  • University of Toledo Medical Center – Toledo

Oklahoma (3)

  • Saint Francis Hospital – Tulsa
  • St. John Medical Center – Tulsa
  • University of Oklahoma (OU) Medical Center – Oklahoma City

Oregon (4)

  • Legacy Emanuel Medical Center – Portland
  • Oregon Health & Science University – Portland
  • Salem Hospital – Salem
  • St. Charles Medical Center – Bend

Pennsylvania (17)

  • Allegheny General Hospital – Pittsburgh
  • Altoona Hospital – Altoona
  • Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center – Johnstown
  • Crozer-Chester Medical Center – Upland
  • Einstein Medical Center – Philadelphia
  • Geisinger Medical Center – Danville
  • Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center – Wilkes-Barre
  • Hahnemann Medical College at Drexel University – Philadelphia
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital/George E. Moerkirk Emergency Medicine Institute – Allentown
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center – Philadelphia
  • Penn State Hershey Medical Center – Hershey
  • Robert Packer Hospital – Sayre
  • St. Luke's Hospital – Bethlehem
  • Temple University Hospital – Philadelphia
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Hamot – Erie
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Presbyterian – Pittsburgh
  • York Hospital – York

Rhode Island (1)

  • Rhode Island Hospital – Providence

South Carolina (3)

  • Medical University of South Carolina – Charleston
  • Palmetto Health Richland  – Columbia
  • Vidant Medical Center Greenville – Greenville

South Dakota (1)

  • Hilltop United Methodist Church – Sioux Falls

Tennessee (7)

  • Bristol Regional Medical Center – Bristol
  • Erlanger Health System – Chattanooga
  • Holston Valley Medical Center – Kingsport
  • Johnson City Medical Center – Johnson City
  • University of Tennessee/Elvis Presley Trauma Center  – Memphis
  • University of Tennessee Medical Center – Knoxville
  • Vanderbilt University – Nashville

Texas (15)

  • Baylor Scott and White Medical Center – Temple
  • Baylor University Medical Center – Dallas
  • Dell Seton Medical Center of the University of Texas – Austin
  • Doctors Hospital at Renaissance – Edinburg
  • Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital – Fort Worth
  • JPS Health Network – Fort Worth
  • Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center – Houston
  • St. Joseph Medical Center and Valley Baptist - Houston
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center – Lubbock
  • University Medical Center of El Paso – El Paso
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio – San Antonio
  • University of Texas Health Tyler – Tyler
  • University of Texas Medical Branch  – Galveston
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center – Dallas
  • Valley Baptist Medical Center – Harlingen

Utah (4)

  • Intermountain Medical Center – Murray
  • LDS Hospital – Salt Lake City
  • University of Utah Hospital – Salt Lake City
  • Utah Valley Hospital – Provo

Vermont (1)

  • University of Vermont College of Medicine - Burlington

Virginia (5)

  • Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital - Roanoke
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital – Falls Church
  • Tidewater Center for Life Support – Norfolk
  • University of Virginia Health System – Charlottesville
  • Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center – Richmond

Washington (3)

  • Harborview Medical Center – Seattle
  • MultiCare Deaconess Medical Center – Spokane
  • Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital - Spokane

West Virginia (4)

  • CAMC Institute’s Life Support Training Center – Charleston
  • Ohio Valley Medical Center – Wheeling
  • St. Mary's Medical Center – Huntington
  • West Virginia University  – Morgantown

Wisconsin (4)

  • Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center – La Crosse
  • Marshfield Clinic – Marshfield
  • Medical College of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital – Madison

Wyoming (4)

  • Cheyenne Regional Medical Center/Wyoming Committee on Trauma – Cheyenne
  • St. John’s Medical Center – Jackson
  • West Park Hospital/Wyoming Committee on Trauma – Cody
  • Wyoming Medical Center/Wyoming Committee on Trauma – Casper

CANADA

Alberta (4)

  • Chinook Regional Hospital – Lethbridge
  • Foothills Medical Centre – Calgary
  • University of Alberta Hospital – Edmonton
  • University of Calgary – Calgary

British Columbia (8)

  • British Columbia Children's Hospital – Vancouver
  • Cowichan District Hospital – Duncan
  • Prince George Regional Hospital – Prince George
  • Royal Columbian Hospital – New Westminster
  • University of British Columbia – Vancouver
  • University of Victoria – Victoria
  • Vancouver General Hospital – Vancouver
  • Victoria General Hospital – Victoria

Manitoba (1)

  • University of Manitoba – Winnipeg

New Brunswick (1)

  • Saint John Regional Hospital – Saint John

Newfoundland and Labrador (1)

  • Health Sciences Centre/St. John's ATLS – St. John's

Nova Scotia (3)

  • Emergency Health Services (EHS) Nova Scotia Trauma Program – Halifax
  • Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre – Halifax
  • St. Martha’s Regional Hospital – Antigonish

Ontario (7)

  • London Health Sciences Center – London
  • McMaster University Medical Centre/Hamilton Health Services (HHS) – Hamilton
  • Ottawa Hospital – Ottawa
  • Queen’s University/Hotel Dieu Hospital – Kingston
  • Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre – Barrie
  • St. Michael's Hospital – Toronto
  • Sunnybrook Health Science Centre – Toronto

Quebec (5)

  • Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal – Montréal
  • McGill University – Montréal
  • Montréal General Hospital – Montréal
  • Université Laval – Québec City
  • University of Sherbrooke – Sherbrooke

Saskatchewan (2)

  • Regina General Hospital – Regina
  • University Hospital Saskatoon – Saskatoon