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.

This course focuses on the practical training needed to make responders feel confident and competent when faced with caring for the critically injured child.

Skill stations include:

  • Patient assessment and management
  • Airway management and thoracic trauma
  • Fluid resuscitation
  • Spinal motion restriction and extrication, with an emphasis on pediatric immobilization devices.

Instructors: (No changes)

Current certification in an ITLS Basic or Advanced Provider Course is a prerequisite to taking a Pediatric Trauma Life Support Course.

Although certification is provided, course completion does not grant the privilege of licensure to practice. Students are responsible to obtain licensure to practice with the appropriate professional licensing body.

To maintain certification, providers must complete a recertification class once every three years. This course is typically a one-day course. Providers cannot recertify if their certification has expired.