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Advanced: International Trauma Life Support (ITLS)

The ITLS (International Trauma Life Support) course is designed to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and experience necessary to stabilize and treat the traumatized patient. The ITLS course focuses on the skills necessary to recognize mechanisms of injury, perform an organized time-efficient assessment, prioritizes and performs critical interventions, appropriately package, and transport the trauma patient. This course is intended for providers with an interest in Emergency care: First Responder, EMT (TN), EMT-B (VA), EMT-IV (TN), EMT-E (VA), EMT-I (VA), EMT-P, LPN, RN, NP, PA, MD.

Concepts covered include:

  • Scene Size-up and Safety
  • Perform ITLS Primary, Secondary, and Ongoing Trauma Survey in a systematic
  • Approach and recognition of “load-and-go” situations
  • Basic and Advanced Airway Management
  • Management of the Traumatic Arrest Patient
  • Specific Body System Trauma (Head, Neck, Spine, Extremity, Chest/Abdominal)
  • Mechanisms of Injury
  • Extrication Techniques
  • Splinting

Course length: 16 hours

Required Materials: Pre-test to be completed prior to class, International Trauma Life Support Provider Textbook - 7th edition

Card Type: Course Completion Card and certificate

Exam/Skills: Return demonstration skills covering team leading in a trauma scenario, assessment exams and appropriate recognition of “load-and-go” situations. In addition to the return demonstration, you will also be required to have a minimum score of 74% on a multiple choice written test.

Contact hours / CEU's Offered