International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) is a global organization dedicated to preventing death and disability from trauma through education and emergency trauma care.
ITLS was founded in the early 1980s as Basic Trauma Life Support. From its early roots as a local and regional trauma education course for EMS professionals, BTLS grew to have over 75 chapters and training centres around the world. In 2005, BTLS became ITLS to better reflect the scope of the organization.
Organization : A not-for-profit organization incorporated in Alabama and registered to do business in Illinois, ITLS is exempt from federal taxation under section 501 (c)(3) of the IRS code. ITLS training programs are aimed at prehospital (or out-of-hospital) providers. Since its founding in 1982, over 330,000 EMS professionals have learned proven techniques endorsed by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).
International Trauma Standard : ITLS is accepted internationally as the standard training course for prehospital trauma care, and is not only taught as continuing education course, but is also used as a textbook in many Paramedic, EMT, and first responder training programs.
From October 2005 forward, BTLS are transitioning to become ITLS courses.
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.
ITLS courses combine classroom learning and hands-on skills stations. They also challenge the student with scenario assessment stations where learning is put to work in simulated trauma situations. ITLS courses are designed, managed and delivered by course directors, coordinators and instructors experienced in EMS, prehospital care and the ITLS approach.
Each ITLS course includes a comprehensive manual sent to the student in advance. The manual enhances learning experience with in-depth content, photos and illustrations. ITLS manuals are written by trauma care experts and edited by the ITLS Editorial Board. After the course, the student can refer to the manual as a valuable recap of what has been learned.
About the ITLS Courses
ITLS is accepted internationally as the standard training course for prehospital trauma care. It's used as a state-of-the-art continuing education course — and as an essential curriculum in many paramedic, EMT, miliatry medics, and first-responder training programs.
ITLS courses combine classroom learning and hands-on skill stations. Scenario assessment stations enable you to put your learning to work in simulated trauma situations. ITLS courses are designed, managed and delivered by course directors, coordinators and instructors experienced in EMS, prehospital care and the ITLS approach.
Each ITLS course includes a comprehensive manual sent to you in advance. The manual enhances your learning experience with in-depth content, photos and illustrations. ITLS manuals are written by trauma care experts and edited by the ITLS editorial board. After the course, you can turn to the manual as a valuable recap of what you've learned.
To be certified, a course must be taught by registered ITLS instructors under the sponsorship of ITLS International , an ITLS chapter, or an ITLS training centre. The course does not certify future performance nor does it confer license of any kind upon successful completion.
ITLS empowers EMS personnel with the knowledge and skills to provide optimal care for the injured in the prehospital setting. We offer a variety of training options to suit the requirements of all levels and backgrounds of prehospital emergency personnel around the world.
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Note: ITLS Description is quoted from ITLS website: http://www.itrauma.org