ITLS Access teaches skills that are critical for EMS crews and first responders at the scene of a motor vehicle collision. In hands-on modules, you will learn how to reach, stabilize, and extricate trapped victims, with a special focus on patient care during extrication.
The 8-hour course trains you in how to use hand tools and items found on the scene or carried on an ambulance or first responder unit, instead of hydraulics. In addition to techniques for traditional vehicles, we have expanded the scope to include hybrid vehicles, trucks, buses, and small aircraft.
The course manual is the 3rd edition Access: First On Scene – Rapid Vehicle Entrytext. Buy online now
Course length: 8 hours
Didactic and Skills:
The Tools to Do the Job
Call for Help and Set-Up
Stabilizing the Victim
Packaging and Transfer
ITLS Access courses use actual wrecked cars for students to practice skills for stabilization and extrication hands-on. A majority of the course content is focused on practical skills.
Among the procedures taught are:
Disarming the supplemental restraint system
Stabilizing a vehicle on its wheels, on its roof, on its side, and temporarily with improvised materials
Opening a door from a hinge or bolt mechanism
Removing a roof from back to front
Dropping a roof from a vehicle on its side
Removing the floor assembly from a vehicle
Moving the steering column/wheel
Moving the dash/front end
Dropping the sides of a wrecked vehicle
Lifting a vehicle off a patient trapped underneath
Packaging the patient for removal, using a long spine board and straps or rope sling