International Trauma Life Support (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
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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