International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) Basic Provider

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Course Description
The ITLS Basic Course is an intense 2-days learning experience dealing with the recognition and management of trauma and trauma associated syndromes. The course aims to teach an innovative and structured approach in managing victims of trauma. The ITLS course builds on this knowledge, emphasizing evaluation steps and sequencing as well as techniques for resuscitating and packaging patients.

The ITLS Provider course is the cornerstone of the ITLS program, with more than half a million trained since the program’s debut in 1982.

The Basic Provider course is for EMS personnel who cannot perform advanced procedures (basic EMTs, first responders, and licensed practical nurses). ITLS does not advocate or condone teaching students to perform skills outside their scope of practice.

Hands-on stations with topics covered include:

* Initial approach and scene size-up
* Assessment of the trauma victim using the ITLS approach
* Airway management and access in the trauma victim
* Head and spinal injuries
* Thoracic trauma
* Abdominal trauma
* Extremity trauma
* Trauma in the elderly and the young
* Burns
* Trauma patients under the influence of drugs and alcohol
* Patient assessment and management
* Basic airway management
* Needle chest decompression and fluid resuscitation
* Spinal motion restriction – rapid extrication, short back board, helmet management, log roll, and long back board/ scoop stretcher/ utilization
* Extremity immobilization and traction splint application

Who Should Attend

The course is ideal for basic EMTs, first responders and licensed practical nurses.

Course Duration

2 days

Day 1 : 9pm to 6pm
Day 2: 9am to 6pm
(excludes time for remediation and reassessments)