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ITLS Courses

International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) is a global organization dedicated to preventing death and disability from trauma through education and emergency care. ITLS is synonymous with training EMS personnel to provide optimal care for the injured in the pre-hospital setting. A variety of training packages are available to suit the requirements of all levels and background of prehospital emergency personnel internationally, including ITLS Basic, Advanced, Access, and Pediatric courses.

ITLS Course Description

  • Endorsed by the American College of Emergency Physicians
  • Endorsed by the National Association of EMS Physicians
  • Objectively measures assessment and management skills for the care of the critical, multitrauma patient
  • Contains core and supplemental content, and allows for customization to address students' educational needs
  • Mandates involvement of course medical director and strongly encourages on-site medical director involvement
  • Emphasizes team work – from scene to surgery
  • Provides a well-structured assessment and priority plan, identifying and addressing immediate life threatening conditions and critical interventions that is practical and easy to follow by all levels of EMS personnel. The identification of “Load and Go” conditions ensures valuable time is not wasted at the scene
  • Patient assessment system was used as the foundation methodology of the National Standard Curriculum being taught in paramedic and EMT programs
  • Identifies key messages in each chapter that are clearly highlighted in easily identified boxes called PEARLS
  • Follows each core chapter with a patient management skills chapter to reinforce learning
  • Supplements the core trauma knowledge base with supporting chapters on Trauma in Pregnancy, Patients under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs, Blood and Body Substance Precautions, Trauma in the Elderly and Trauma Cardiopulmonary Arrest
  • Offers nine appendices featuring optional skills including sections on Documentation, The Role of the Medical Helicopter, Trauma Care in the Cold, Drowning, Barotrauma and Decompression Injury, Trauma Scoring, Injury Prevention, Radio Communications, and Multicasualty Incidents which complement the main text forming additional useful resources
  • Includes a CD ROM with scenario based practice questions, additional trauma photos, interactive learning activities, and video clips
  • Offers a dedicated Pediatric course and text that provides in-depth assessment and management tools for the injured pediatric patient
  • Offers a specialized Access course and text that provides knowledge and skills regarding extrication using hand tools to access trauma patients entrapped in motor vehicle collisions

Evals 6-15