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ITLS courses give the student the knowledge and hands-on skills to take better care of trauma patients.


ITLS stresses:

  • rapid assessment

  • appropriate intervention

  • and identification of immediate life threating conditions.


The ITLS framework for rapid, appropriate and effective trauma care is a global standard that works in any situation.

ITLS courses combine classroom learning, hands-on skills stations, and assessment stations that put learning to work in simulated trauma scenarios. Each ITLS course includes a, evidence-based course manual with in-depth content written and edited by trauma care experts based on current research. ITLS courses are designed, managed and delivered by course directors, coordinators and instructors experienced in EMS, pre-hospital care and the ITLS approach.

ITLS is an approved provider by the Continuing Education Coordination Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS) and all ITLS courses are CECBEMS certified.

Course length: 16 hours



Didactic Content:

  • Scene Size-up

  • Trauma Assessment and Management

  • Airway Management

  • Thoracic Trauma

  • Shock

  • Head Trauma

  • Spinal Trauma

  • Abdominal Trauma

  • Extremity Trauma

  • Burns

  • Pediatric Trauma

  • Geriatric Trauma

  • Trauma in Pregnancy

  • The Impaired Patient

  • Trauma Arrest

  • Standard Precautions

Skills Stations:

  • Assessment skills

  • Airway skills

  • Thoracic trauma skills

  • Vascular access skills

  • Spine management skills

  • Extremity trauma skills


  • Written Exam

  • Practical Exam


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