ITLS Training Center

International Trauma Life Support ITLS is a global organization dedicated to preventing death and disability from trauma through education and emergency trauma care. 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 paramedicine programs. Advanced Emergency Medical Solutions is the Training Center coordinator for Newfoundland and Labrador. To obtain instructor materials and see instructions for setting up an account, please visit the online learning area.

Course Descriptions

There are two streams of ITLS: Basic and Advanced. Both courses are 16 hours of intensive theory and practical training.

ITLS Basic

This course is focused on the Basic Life Support provider, and provides skills they need for rapid assessment, stabilization, and transportation of trauma patients.

Some of the skills covered in this course include: basic airway, spinal motion restriction, rapid extrication, helmet management, log roll, and long back board, traction splints, patient assessment and management.

ITLS Advanced

This course takes ITLS basic to the next level. This course covers all of ITLS Basic, plus Advanced Life Support topics and skills. The focus of this program is rapid assessment, resuscitation, and transportation of trauma patients.

Some of the skills covered include: all of the skills in ITLS basic, plus advanced airway, chest decompression, vascular access, and fluid resuscitation.

Who can take ITLS?

  • First Responders
  • Emergency Medical Responders
  • Paramedics (P-1 to CCP)
  • Medical Technicians
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Registered Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Medical Students
  • Physicians Assistants
  • Physicians


Why take ITLS?

No matter where a person works in the emergency medical field, at some point they will be challenged by a trauma patient. The only question is will they be ready?

The goal of ITLS is to ensure that participants feel confident in their trauma life support skills and knowledge upon course completion.


Course registration must be completed early to allow for shipping and study of pre-course materials.

Instructor Resources

Instructor materials can be obtained from the online learning area by following the account setup instructions.