Information for ATLS Instructors

ATLS courses rely on a knowledgeable, prepared, and friendly group of ATLS Instructors.

Instructor Code of Conduct

Instructors must:

Provide timely communication to the ATLS director and coordinators with direct contact information.

Be punctual and prepared for courses.

Disclose and resolve and conflict of interest prior to the course.

Adopt ATLS methods of teaching including interactive discussions, unfolding case-scenario skills stations, and 5-step skills teaching.

Promote course principles.

Treat all ATLS staff, faculty, volunteers, and participants with respect.

Acknowledge and respect different beliefs, backgrounds, values, and cultures of the participants.

Report discrimination, bullying, and sexual harassment.

Abide by local community or hospital guidelines for safety and security including infection control standards.

ATLS Instructors are not guaranteed access to MUSC courses for teaching.

MUSC Trauma Program reserves the right to remove ATLS instructors from the roster for MUSC courses.

Instructors Needed per Class:

Provider:  4-12.  AM Skills x 4, PM Skills x 4, Testing x 4 (if class of 16)

Refresher: 4-8. Skills x 4, Testing x 4

Instructor: 2

Instructor Payments: (Resident instructors only).

$20/hour paid after their instructor candidate check-off course.

For example: Skills Station I in the provider course = 4 hours = $80.