ITLS

ITLS COURSES

International Trauma Life Support

Toronto Ontario

"ITLS Courses & Events"

 

ITLS Course Descriptions

ITLS-Basic:
ITLS-Basic is a two-day trauma assessment and treatment course targeted at first responders, EMS Personnel and hospital staff that deal with trauma patients. Participants will be given didactic knowledge and hands on experience with oxygen delivery devices, basic airway devices, spinal immobilization equipment, extrication devices and patient assessment tools.
Upon successful completion, participants will receive a ITLS International wallet card.

ITLS-Advanced:
While similar to ITLS-Basic, ITLS-Advanced is offered to providers that have an advanced skill set and wish to learn and practice how to incorporate that skill set into trauma care. ITLS-Advanced is therefore targeted to emergent care providers and is not offered to persons not certified or participating in advanced skills sets.
Targeted groups for this course include Advanced Care Paramedics, Nurses, Physicians, Physicians Assistants and Military Medics.
Upon successful completion, participants will receive a ITLS International wallet card.

ITLS-Basic and Advanced Re-certifications:
Re-certifications are generally done in concurrence with an ongoing Basic or Advanced courses and are one day long. Those wishing re-certification should contact the ITLS Ontario administrative assistant for availability.
Upon successful completion, participants will receive a ITLS International wallet card.

ITLS-Paediatrics:
ITLS-Paediatric is a one-day course that will be useful both to first responders and to hospital staff who deal with pediatric trauma patients. Paediatric ITLS focuses on the unique challenges offered by the injured child and builds upon lessons learned in ITLS-Basic. While not mandatory, it is very strongly recommended that participants take a ITLS Basic course prior to ITLS Pediatric if they do not work in an EMS/Hospital setting. The course is one day, consisting of lectures in the morning, with practical skill stations and scenario practice in the afternoon.
Upon successful completion, participants will receive a ITLS International wallet card.

ITLS-Access:
ITLS-Access is a unique course designed to assist first responders, firefighters and EMS personnel when dealing with victims of motor vehicle collisions. This one day course contains classroom and practical components including, scene size-up and safety, vehicle stabilization, accessing the victim, disentanglement and patient extrication.
ITLS-Access is targeted towards firefighters and EMS personnel with the goal of teaching participants the concept of the team approach in the safe extrication of victims of motor vehicle collisions utilizing light rescue tools.
Upon successful completion, participants will receive a ITLS International certificate.

Basic Trauma Life Support Instructor Course:
The ITLS Instructor course is a two day course that allows successful graduates to instruct ITLS courses. Those eligible to take the instructor course must:

  • Be currently certified at a minimum ITLS-Basic level;
  • Have scored 86% or better on their last written ITLS test;
  • Have scored "excellent" or "instructor potential" in their last practical test;
  • Been given a recommendation by the course coordinator of their last ITLS provider course;
  • Have a minimum of 2 years of EMS or equivalent* pre-hospital care experience.

*Equivalent is defined as a full-time or part-time professional whose responsibilities and job requirements are inclusive of emergency/urgent patient care. An emergency room nurse, military medic or a full time firefighter may be considered equivalent. First aid, CPR and AED Instructor status are considered to be insufficient as stand alone credentials. Equivalency will be determined on an individual basis by the Chapter Medical Director and/or the Chapter Coordinator.
Please note that attendance at this course does not guarantee certification as an instructor and that all candidates will be required to write and pass an instructor level exam on the first day to ensure currency in protocols.
Following course attendance, instructors are required to be monitored on their instructor performance prior to successfully completing the course. On successful completion, students will be certified as instructors by ITLS International.