International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) is accepted internationally as the standard training course for prehospital trauma care. It’s used as a start-of-the-art continuing education course and as an essential curriculum in many paramedic, EMT and first-responder training programs.
ITLS combines classroom learning and hands-on skill stations. Our course is managed and delivered by a team of course directors, co-ordinators and instructors with experience in emergency care in the prehospital arena.
This provider course is delivered in two formats – Basic and Advanced. It is designed for providers who are first on scene to evaluate and stabilise the trauma patient. The courses provide complete training in the skills needed for rapid assessment, resuscitation, stabilisation and transportation of trauma patients.
The ITLS Basic course provides the core knowledge and skills appropriate for all levels of emergency personnel including EMT-B, first responders and other technicians.
The ITLS Advanced course builds on this knowledge, emphasising evaluation steps and sequences as well as techniques for resuscitating and packaging patients. ITLS Advanced is appropriate for advanced EMTs, paramedics, trauma nurses, doctors, offshore medics, military medics and other advanced emergency personnel.
Location include London and Darlington, or we can travel to your place or work.
The ITLS syllabus is very much a hands on approach and include:
- Patient assessment and management
- Basic and advanced airway management
- Needle chest decompression and fluid resuscitation
- Spinal motion restriction – rapid extrication, short back board, helmet management, log roll and long board / scoop stretcher
- Extremity trauma and traction splints
- Trauma in children, elderly, pregnancy
Upon successful completion of both the written and practical elements of this course a certificate and provider card will be issued which is valid for 3 years. This is issued from ITLS.
For students to attend they are required to be involved in prehospital trauma care of patients.
For the Basic award students need to be first responders, EMT basic, fire personnel, police.
For the Advanced award students need to be an advanced clinician who can utilise invasive techniques, such student will include doctors, paramedics, EMT Advanced providers, offshore medics, military medics, nurse.
If you are not sure which course would be more appropriate for you, please contact us.
Where To Stay
Medipro have an exclusive deal with Travelodge Darlington to offer directly en-suite double rooms from £47.50* per night, room only. This is a 2 minute walk from our center. Rooms can be cancelled before midday on your day of arrival. Call us to book your room. *subject to availability
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