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Survey of Trauma Training Programs

Animal Use in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Courses in the United States and Canada: An Ongoing Survey

Updated: August 9, 2019

Programs Using Live Animals for ATLS Courses (1)

  • North Dakota State University/Sanford Health – Fargo, ND | TAKE ACTION >

Programs Using Nonanimal Models for ATLS Courses (384)

UNITED STATES

Alabama (3)

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

Alaska (3)

  • Alaska Native Medical Center – Anchorage
  • Basset Army Community Hospital – Fairbanks
  • Providence Alaska Medical Center – Anchorage

Arizona (8)

  • Abrazo West Campus – Goodyear
  • Banner Health/University Medical Center – Tucson
  • Banner-University Medical Center – Phoenix
  • 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 (23)

  • Alameda County Medical Center – Oakland
  • California Hospital Medical Center – Los Angeles
  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center – Los Angeles
  • Community Regional Medical Center – Fresno
  • Harbor-University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center – Torrance
  • Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center – Vacaville
  • Kern Medical Center – Bakersfield
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center – Loma Linda
  • Natividad Medical Center  - Salinas
  • Riverside Community Hospital – Riverside
  • Riverside County Regional Medical Center - Moreno Valley
  • San Joaquin General Hospital – Stockton
  • Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital – Santa Barbara
  • Santa Clara Valley Medical Center – San Jose
  • Stanford Trauma Service – Stanford
  • 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
  • Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital – San Francisco

Colorado (9)

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

Connecticut (4)

  • Connecticut Children’s Medical Center – Hartford
  • Danbury Hospital – Danbury
  • Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center – Hartford
  • Yale University School of Medicine – New Haven

Delaware (1)

  • Christiana Hospital – Newark

District of Columbia (3)

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

Florida (15)

  • Health First Training Center – Melbourne
  • Kendall Regional Medical Center – Miami
  • Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center – Lakeland
  • Memorial Regional Hospital – Hollywood
  • Naval Hospital Jacksonville – Jacksonville
  • Ocala Health – Ocala
  • Orlando Regional Medical Center – Orlando
  • Sacred Heart Hospital – Pensacola
  • St. Mary’s Medical Center – West Palm Beach
  • Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare – Tallahassee
  • 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
  • University of South Florida Health CAMLS – Tampa

Georgia (8)

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

Hawaii (1)

  • The Queen's Medical Center – Honolulu

Idaho (4)

  • Idaho State University/ISU Meridian Health Sciences Center – Meridian
  • Idaho State University – Pocatello
  • Portneuf Medical Center – Pocatello
  • St. Adolphus Regional Medical Center – Boise

Illinois (23)

  • Advocate Christ Medical Center/Chicago Committee on Trauma – Oak Lawn
  • Advocate Condell Medical Center – Libertyville
  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital – Downers Grove
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center – Chicago
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital – Park Ridge
  • Advocate Sherman Hospital – Elgin
  • 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
  • Malcolm X College – Chicago
  • Midwestern University – Downers Grove
  • Mount Sinai Hospital  – Chicago
  • Northlake County EMS System – Gurnee
  • Northwest Community Hospital – Arlington Heights
  • North Shore University Evanston Hospital – Evanston  
  • OSF St. Francis Medical Center – Peoria
  • Presbyterian-St. Like’s Hospital – Chicago
  • Rush University Medical Center/Chicago Committee on Trauma – Chicago
  • Southern Illinois University School of Medicine – Springfield
  • St. Alexius Medical Center – Hoffman Estates
  • St. Francis Hospital – Evanston
  • University of Chicago Hospital/Chicago Committee on Trauma – Chicago

Indiana (9)

  • Deaconess Hospital – Evansville
  • Indiana University (IU) Health Ball Memorial Hospital – Muncie
  • Indiana University (IU) Health Methodist Hospital – Indianapolis
  • Lutheran Hospital – Fort Wayne
  • 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 (3)

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

Louisiana (3)

  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – Shreveport
  • Our Lady of the Lake Hospital – Baton Rouge
  • 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 (9)

  • Baystate Medical Center – Springfield
  • 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 (15)

  • Ascension/Providence – Southfield
  • Beaumont Hospital Trenton – Trenton
  • 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
  • Sparrow Health System – Lansing
  • Spectrum Health – Grand Rapids
  • St. Joseph Mercy Hospital of Ann Arbor - Ann Arbor
  • University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

Minnesota (8)

  • 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 Center (Fairview) – Minneapolis
  • 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 (8)

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

Montana (3)

  • Providence St. Patrick Hospital – Missoula
  • St. Peter’s Hospital – Helena
  • St. Vincent Healthcare Mansfield Health Education Center/Montana EMS & Trauma Systems – Billings

Nebraska (7)

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

Nevada (3)

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

New Hampshire (3)

  • Concord Hospital – Concord
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center – Lebanon
  • Portsmouth Regional Hospital – Portsmouth

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 (27)

  • Albany Medical College – Albany
  • Bassett Medical Center – Cooperstown
  • Bellevue Hospital/NYC Health + Hospitals – New York
  • Bridgewater-Vacarro Medical Simulation Training Center – Fort Drum
  • Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center – Brooklyn
  • Elmhurst Hospital/NYC Health + Hospitals – Elmhurst
  • Erie County Medical Center/University at Buffalo – Buffalo
  • Harlem Hospital/Columbia University – New York
  • Institute for Continuing Medical Education – Patchogue
  • 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
  • New York University (NYU) Langone Hospital – Brooklyn
  • New York University (NYU) Winthrop Hospital – Mineola
  • North Shore University Hospital – Manhasset
  • South Nassau Communities Hospital – Oceanside
  • Staten Island University Hospital – Staten Island
  • St. Barnabas Hospital – Bronx
  • 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 (8)

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

North Dakota (2)

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

Ohio (16)

  • Atrium Medical Center – Middletown
  • Bethesda North Hospital – Cincinnati
  • Central Ohio Trauma System – Columbus
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center – Cincinnati
  • Cleveland Clinic Akron General – Akron
  • Kettering Medical Center – Kettering
  • Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center – Toledo
  • 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 (5)

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

Pennsylvania (22)

  • 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
  • Lancaster General Hospital – Lancaster
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital/George E. Moerkirk Emergency Medicine Institute – Allentown
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center – Philadelphia
  • Penn State Hershey Medical Center – Hershey
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – Philadelphia 
  • Reading Hospital/Tower Health – West Reading
  • Robert Packer Hospital – Sayre
  • St. Luke's Hospital – Bethlehem
  • Temple University Hospital – Philadelphia
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital – Philadelphia
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Hamot – Erie
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Mercy Medical Center – Pittsburgh
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Presbyterian – Pittsburgh
  • York Hospital – York

Rhode Island (1)

  • Rhode Island Hospital – Providence

South Carolina (4)

  • Medical University of South Carolina – Charleston
  • Prisma Health Richland Hospital – Columbia
  • Spartanburg Regional Medical Center – Spartanburg
  • Vidant Medical Center Greenville – Greenville

South Dakota (2)

  • Avera McKennan Hospital – Sioux Falls
  • South Dakota ATLS Taskforce – 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 (24)

  • Baylor Scott and White Medical Center – Temple
  • Baylor University Medical Center – Dallas
  • Ben Taub Hospital – Houston
  • CHI St. Joseph Health – Bryan
  • CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi-Memorial – Corpus Christi
  • College Station Medical Center – College Station
  • Dell Seton Medical Center of the University of Texas – Austin
  • Doctors Hospital at Renaissance – Edinburg
  • Harris County Emergency Corps – Houston
  • Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital – Fort Worth
  • JPS Health Network – Fort Worth
  • Linron Bioskills Training Lab – San Antonio
  • Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center – Houston
  • St. Joseph Medical Center – Houston
  • Texas Children’s Hospital – Houston
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (Amarillo) – Amarillo
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center – Lubbock
  • University Medical Center of El Paso – El Paso
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio/Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council – San Antonio
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler – Tyler
  • University of Texas Medical Branch  – Galveston
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center – Dallas
  • United Regional Health Care System – Wichita Falls
  • 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 (5)

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

West Virginia (6)

  • Cabell Huntington Hospital – Huntington
  • Charleston Area Medical Center - Charleston
  • HealthNet Inc. Aeromedical Services – 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 (5)

  • Cheyenne Regional Medical Center/Wyoming Committee on Trauma – Cheyenne
  • St. John’s Medical Center – Jackson
  • University of Wyoming (Cheyenne) – Cheyenne
  • 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

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