Dr. Boris Tablov has graduated from Medical University – Pleven in 2002. He has completed residency in Anesthesiology and Intensive care at UMHAT “Dr. Georgi Stranski”, Pleven, Bulgaria in 2007 and continued working there until 2010.

Dr. Tablov is currently working at the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care at Ruppiner Kliniken, Neuruppin, Germany.

He has various scientific interests in the field of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, including: clinical nutrition and nutritional support of surgical patients, peroperative pain therapy, advanced trauma life support, regional aneshtesia and airway management.

Advanced trauma life support

Trauma is the sixth leading cause of death worldwide, resulting in five million or 10% of all deaths annually. It is the fifth leading cause of significant disability. About half of trauma deaths are in people aged between 15 and 45 years and trauma is the leading cause of death in this age group. Injury affects more males; 68% of injuries occur in males and death from trauma is twice as common in males as it is in females, this is believed to be because males are much more willing to engage in risk-taking activities. Teenagers and young adults are more likely to need hospitalization from injuries than other age groups. While elderly persons are less likely to be injured, they are more likely to die from injuries sustained due to various physiological differences that make it more difficult for the body to compensate for the injuries. The primary causes of traumatic death are central nervous system injuries and substantial blood loss.

Advanced trauma life support (commonly abbreviated ATLS) is a training program for medical providers in the management of acute trauma cases, developed by the American College of Surgeons. Similar programs exist for immediate care providers such as paramedics. The program has been adopted worldwide in over 60 countries. Its goal is to teach a simplified and standardized approach to trauma patients. Originally designed for emergency situations where only one doctor and one nurse are present, ATLS is now widely accepted as the standard of care for initial assessment and treatment in trauma centers.

In this two-part session – work-shop and lecture you will have chance to become familiar with the ATLS which in my opinion we can call the Alphabet of surviving after trauma. Working with trauma patients for more than 14 years I will be happy to discuss with you all the practical aspects of this medical approach.