1. I am considering CATN or ATLS sometime this summer or fall. I have TNCC already and am taking ENPC next month. Has anyone taken either one of those? I have a doc trying to encourage me to take ATLS, but am not sure which would be the best choice.

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  3. by   teeituptom
    Howdy Yall
    From deep in the heart of texas

    You will get more benefit and satisfaction from the CATN, as it is geared towards nursing.

    keep it in the short grass yall

  4. by   dbringle
    I am also going to take ATLS. What I have heard, ATLS is geared for MD's and Surg's. They do include you in the class, but you can not get a cert. for it. The only thing is to audit the class. You still get the info. and get involved with the skills lab (chest tubes and surg. airways on a live/sedatated pig at my hospital). It sounds pretty cool, I can't wait until my class. Also where I am, it is 2 full days. Hope you enjoy it!
  5. by   teeituptom
    Howdy yall
    from deep in the heart of Texas

    Oh the poor little pig.
  6. by   dbringle
    Please dont think that I think its cool to harm animals, The reason they use a pig is because their skin is kinda like ours. I thought the same thing when I first heard it was a live pig.