ITLS

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

ITLS has two streams: ITLS Basic and Advanced. ITLS Basic is for Emergency Medical Responders, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Medical First Responders. ITLS Advanced is for Paramedics, Registered Nurses, Physician Assistants, Respiratory Therapists, Medical Doctors and similar levels of training. This is a dual-stream course and all training levels can register for the ITLS courses listed.

Due to everyone's demanding schedules and in order to make the course delivery more efficient it has been decided that on a go forward basis ITLS programs will be utilizing the eTrauma and completer course model.

eTrauma

The 8th Edition ITLS eTrauma: Taking Trauma Training Online course reinterprets the ITLS Provider classroom instruction in a self-paced, online format that focuses on the essential knowledge to take better care of trauma patients. 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. The ITLS eTrauma course can be used for continuing education or as the first step in achieving your ITLS Basic or Advanced Provider certification.

The 8th edition online course features a streamlined, intuitive new user interface and a modern look and feel. New content focuses on updated SMR guidelines, hemorrhage control and TXA, mass shooting events, and more.

What’s included:

  • 13 interactive lessons that correspond to textbook chapters
  • 3 different options for course and textbook: with hard copy textbook, with etextbook, or access code only if you already own the 8th edition Provider manual
  • 8 hours of CAPCE continuing education credit upon successful completion
  • Option to take ITLS eTrauma for Advanced Providers or ITLS eTrauma for Basic Providers – different quiz questions depending on your skill level

You can use ITLS eTrauma for continuing education or as the first step in achieving your ITLS Basic or Advanced Provider certification. Either way, you will maximize your learning and retention with online education that’s innovative, flexible, and affordable.

ITLS Completer

ITLS Completer is the next step if you choose ITLS eTrauma to earn your ITLS Provider certification. The Completer Course is an in-person course that features 8 hours of hands-on skill demonstration, practice, and testing, plus the written exam required for Provider certification. You will earn your ITLS Provider certification and card at the completion of this course, as well as 8 additional hours of CAPCE credit. Together, ITLS eTrauma and ITLS Completer are your flexible solution for ITLS Provider certification. Course Content: ITLS Completer covers the same skills stations and testing procedures as the ITLS Provider course. Students are tested based on their skill level (Basic or Advanced) and will be awarded an ITLS Advanced Provider or ITLS Basic Provider card upon successful completion.   Course length: 8 hours

Skills Stations:
  • Patient assessment and management
  • Basic and advanced airway management
  • Spine management:  Short SMR devices/Emergency rescue and rapid extrication
  • Spine management:  Helmet management/Log roll/Long backboard
  • Traction splints
  • Chest decompression/Fluid resuscitation

Testing:

  • Written Exam
  • Practical Exam

Registration

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.