Advanced Trauma Life Support aboard RFA Argus

J R Nav Med Serv. Spring 1992;78(1):23-6.


The Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) system was adopted for casualty reception and resuscitation. ATLS permitted well-informed triage decisions to be made, coupled with appropriate initial, possibly life-saving, treatment. The training given on board has continued to benefit patients treated by ex-Argus staff in their peacetime roles.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Life Support Care / methods*
  • Naval Medicine*
  • Resuscitation
  • Wounds and Injuries / therapy