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International Trauma Life Support (ITLS™)

ITLS™ is accepted internationally as the standard training course for pre-hospital trauma care, and is not only taught as a continuing education course, but is also used as a textbook in many Paramedic, EMT and first responder training programmes.

From October 2005, BTLS courses transitioned to become ITLS™ courses.

The International Trauma Life Support course is conducted over a 3 day period and the delegate will leave with the knowledge and hands-on skills necessary to perform enhanced care of trauma patients. Whether the situation is life-threatening or a casualty, these international trauma support courses are invaluable.

ITLS™ stresses rapid assessment, appropriate intervention and identification of immediate life threats. The ITLS™ framework for rapid, appropriate and effective trauma care is a global standard that works in any situation.

ITLS™ courses combine classroom learning and hands-on skills stations. They also challenge the delegate with scenario assessment stations where learning is put to work in simulated trauma situations. ITLS™ courses are designed, managed and delivered by course directors, coordinators and instructors experienced in EMS, pre-hospital care and the ITLS™ approach.

Each international trauma life support course includes a comprehensive manual sent to the delegate in advance. The manual enhances learning experience with in-depth content, photos and illustrations. ITLS™ manuals are written by trauma care experts and edited by the ITLS™ Editorial Board. After the course, the student can refer to the manual as a valuable recap of what has been learned.

All successful delegates will be awarded certification from the American College of Emergency Physicians and the National Association of EMS Physicians.

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