2019 ITLS Conference International Trauma Competition

Congratulations to all competitors who performed in three rigorous and challenging scenarios involving multiple patients and all the while in front of a live audience!

Teams representing Europe, The United States and Canada showed the highest level of skills and most importantly friendship and comradery.

ITLS Ontario was well represented by Teams from Niagara EMS and Toronto Paramedic Services (who placed third).

Team from Toronto Paramedic Services
The Team from Toronto Paramedic Services L-R
Kaleigh O’Brien, Jason Benaim, Chris Rotolo, (absent Rachel Janer) ITLS Ontario Chapter Coordinator Ron Kowalik
Team form Niagara EMS
Team form Niagara EMS L-R
Len Kowalik, Dave Barnett, Tracey Groszeibl, Cyprian Czechowski Ron Kowalik ITLS Ontario Chapter Coordinator

Congratulations to the 2019 winners;
North East Ambulance Service, UK

Team from North East Ambulance Service, UK

ITLS Mourns the Loss of Founder and President Dr. John Campbell

Dr. John Campbell headshot
Dr. John Campbell

It is with tremendous sadness that International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) announces the passing of our founder and president, John Emory Campbell, MD, FACEP, of Alabama. Dr. Campbell passed away in his home on August 29, 2018 after a long illness. He was 75 years old.

Known worldwide for his groundbreaking work in developing prehospital trauma education, Dr. Campbell founded the Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS) program in 1982. It was the first course and curriculum dedicated to prehospital trauma assessment and trauma care worldwide. Dr. Campbell conducted the first BTLS course at Southeast Alabama EMS System on August 23, 1982. The goal of the first BTLS course was to provide the student the knowledge and experience to recognize, assess and care for critical trauma patients and ensure timely transport to the emergency department. Students were taught to identify conditions requiring “load and go.” From its beginning, patient assessment has been the core of the BTLS/ITLS curriculum.

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