International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) Course
Course by International Trauma Life Support
Course Description: The ITLS Provider course consists of 8 hours of classroom instruction, 8 hours of hands-on skills training, and a certification test for ITLS Basic or Advanced. Innovative skills stations are incorporated, allowing you to practice skills relevant to your specific certification level.
Intended Audience: ITLS Provider is designed to cater to a wide range of medical professionals, including pre-hospital personnel (such as first responders, emergency medical responders, firefighters, PCP, ACP, CCP, wilderness and industrial medical staff) as well as in-hospital / clinic personnel (including ER/ICU/trauma nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians). Its comprehensive approach covers core knowledge and skills applicable to all levels of expertise.
Course Prerequisites: None
International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) Provider Course Overview
- Scene Size-up
- Trauma Assessment and Management
- Airway Management
- Thoracic Trauma
- Head Trauma
- Spinal Trauma
- Abdominal Trauma
- Extremity Trauma
- Pediatric Trauma
- Geriatric Trauma
- Trauma in Pregnancy
- The Impaired Patient
- Trauma Arrest
- Standard Precautions
- Assessment skills
- Airway skills
- Thoracic trauma skills
- Vascular access skills
- Spine management skills
- Extremity trauma skills
- Written Exam
- Practical Exam
16 hours (in-class 2 days)
ITLS provider certification is valid for 3 years upon course completion
The books and materials for the ITLS course are not mandatory. However, the book will give you more knowledge and a higher chance of passing the ITLS certification test.
It is your responsibility as the participant to acquire the required textbook, which is not provided as part of the course. The recommended manual for the course is the 9th Edition of the International Trauma Life Support Book (ITLS Book). You can purchase the textbook at our office located at 301 Moodie Drive, Unit 101, Nepean, ON, K2H 9C4 during weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Alternatively, you can order it through our website:
- (ITLS Book 9th Edition) International Trauma Life Support Book 9th Edition | First Aid Plus | Medical Book | Ottawa (first-aid-plus-canada.myshopify.com)
This manual can also be purchased on Amazon. It is advised that you read the textbook, in its entirety, prior to the course.
Our ITLS basic provider course is available in various locations, such as Ottawa, Kingston, Montreal, Pembroke, Arnprior, Kemptville, and Smith Falls. Expert instructors deliver hands-on training, equipping you with the necessary skills to effectively handle emergency situations.
Should you have any inquiries about course availability or need further details about the course contents, including the patient assessment practical exam or any other component of the course, please feel free to reach out to us. We prioritize delivering outstanding education to medical professionals, as well as individuals aiming to enhance their life-saving abilities.
If you are registering more than 1 person, please make sure you are using different emails for each participant
Excellent course. Shaun was a fantastic instructor
Course content was very helpful for a health care professional moving from a community setting to more acute health care. After the course I am feeling much more confident about the management of various life threatening conditions.
The instructions, Rick, was fantastic! Great at breaking down complex physiological processes and providing a structured process to manage traumatic injuries. Lots of great examples from his career, very personal, and provided simulations that helped bring it all together in a realistic way (without being intimidating)!
Excellent application of adult learning theory. Great use of practical examples. Incorporated and respected previous experiences of participants. Made for a smooth and fast paced course rather than a ‘death by power point’ approach. Would love to see this format replicated at future courses. The focus on skill station and application of trauma surveys made an enjoyable and practical course.