ITLS – International Trauma Life Support


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

The 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. The ITLS Course is endorsed by The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).

Course Content

Upcoming Classes

Upcoming ITLS Classes

Scene Size-up
Trauma Assessment and Management
Airway Management
Thoracic Trauma
Head Trauma
Spinal Trauma
Abdominal Trauma
Extremity Trauma
Pediatric Trauma
Geriatric Trauma
Trauma in Pregnancy
The Impaired Patient
Trauma Arrest
Standard Precautions

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

Written Exam
Practical Exam


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Note: Continuing education courses are not included within this institution’s ABHES grant of accreditation