ITLS offers two core programs: the Basic Course for is suited for the following medical practitioners: First Responder, Emergency Medical Responder, Licensed Practical Nurse, Primary Care Paramedic, or Intermediate Care Paramedic. The Advanced Course is suited for the following practitioners: Advanced Care Paramedic, Registered Nurse, Psychiatric Nurse, or Nurse Practitioner (RN-NP) and Physicians. Please note that some professional groups may only require a basic level provider because of scope of practice regulations within the profession. By taking an Advanced Course, ITLS does not certify to practice those skills. Always contact your professional licensing body or regulator for specific requirements.
The ITLS Basic Provider Course includes classroom instruction, hands-on skills training, and testing for ITLS Basic certification. Innovative skills stations let you practice the abilities appropriate for your level of certification.
Pediatric Trauma Life Support
ITLS Pediatric continues the training of the Provider courses, reflecting the same ITLS method of assessment and management, but with an emphasis on the special needs of the pediatric patient. The course teaches the principles of proper assessment, management, critical interventions, patient packaging, and rapid transport for pediatric trauma patients. It also highlights proven techniques for communicating with young patients and their parents.r.
The ITLS Completer is the next step if a provider chooses ITLS eTrauma to earn their ITLS Provider certification. The ITLS Completer covers the same skills stations and testing procedures as the ITLS Provider course. Students are tested based on their skill level (Basic or Advanced) and will be awarded an ITLS Advanced Provider or ITLS Basic Provider card upon successful completion.
Taking trauma training online reinterprets the ITLS Provider classroom instruction in a self-paced, online format that focuses on the essential knowledge 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 eTrauma course can be used for continuing education or as the first step in achieving ITLS Basic or Advanced Provider certification.