Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses® (ATCN®) Student Course

The ATCN® Course provides an integrated team approach to trauma care that is consistent with the standard of the ATLS® Program, in terms of course objectives, content, teaching format and assessment. The ATCN® Course, with its focus on practical and life-saving skills, was developed to teach established standards of trauma care. It is designed for nurses working in Emergency Departments, Intensive Care Units, and the pre-hospital setting, who wish to increase their knowledge and practical skills in managing the multiple trauma patients.

The ATCN® Student Course is an intensive two-day course, taught concurrently with the ATLS® Student Course for Doctors.

The Course includes didactic presentations on initial assessment, airway management, abdominal trauma, thoracic trauma, shock, head and spinal cord trauma, burns extremity, trauma, paediatric trauma, trauma in pregnancy, and stabilisation and transportation. Coupled with the lectures are corresponding practical skills stations and assessment stations where the application of didactic information can be demonstrated.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this Program, the nurse should:

  • have clear concepts and principles of primary and secondary patient assessment;
  • be able to establish management priorities in a trauma situation; and
  • be aware of the importance of a standardised team approach in trauma care, understand the ATLS® common language and perform properly as a team member when managing multiple trauma patients.
Teaching Medium



Laboratory Block
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
The University of Hong Kong
21 Sassoon Road
Pokfulam, Hong Kong


Number of Participants

12 per course

Course Fee

Student Course: HK$3,000

Course Manual

The Course Manual will be provided to enrolled participants four weeks before the course.


No accommodation is provided.

Traveling VISA

Overseas candidates must ensure that they have obtained a valid VISA to visit Hong Kong.


14-15 December 2023, Thursday to Friday

Course Schedule

Course Schedule

How to apply

1. Use a paper application form

2. Use the online form below

Online Application Form




Chinese Name (If applicable)




Experience in Trauma Care

Correspondence Address*

Tel (Office)*

Fax (Office)

Pager / Mobile*


Please specify which of the following courses you have attended before:

 ABLS Provider Course ABLS Instructor Course ACLS APLS BCLS PALS TNCC Provider Course TNCC Instructor Course CCrISP Course - Nurse Observer BTLS Others

If others, please specify:

Special diet request (if any)

* - Required

Course Fee



 (Required) 1. I declare all information provided in this application form and the attached documents (if any) are, to the best of my knowledge, accurate and complete.

 (Required) 2. I consent to follow the Rules and Regulations of the Centre once I enrol on the Course.

 (Optional) 3. I consent to allow my name and relevant information, including country, specialty, affiliated hospital and dates of course completed, to be published on the website of the CHKC-ACS ( after successful completion of the course.


Course Application

Successful applicants will be informed individually and should reply on or before the deadline as specified if they accept the offer. Failure to reply before the deadline will result in cancellation of the admission offer. The enrolled space will then be released to another applicant. Places on the course are non-transferable.

Applicants not being contacted 4 weeks before the course commencement should consider their applications being placed on the waiting list.

Payment Procedure

Once the enrolment is confirmed, a cheque payment of HK$3,000 made payable to “CHKC - ACS” should be sent to the mailing address below on or before the deadline specified. Please write your name (in BLOCK LETTERS) at the back of the cheque and use one cheque for each applicant. Failure to pay before the deadline specified will result in cancellation of the enrolment.

Withdrawal Policy

Application for withdrawal must be addressed to the ATLS Program Manager in writing.

Application for withdrawal received (in written format) Fee Refundable
5 or less than 5 days after payment is received 50%
More than 5 days after payment is received Nil

Course Cancellation

In the event of course cancellation, a full refund will be arranged for registered participants.

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