International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) is a global not-for-profit organization dedicated to preventing death and disability from trauma through education and emergency trauma care. Founded in 1985 as Basic Trauma Life Support International, ITLS adopted its new name in 2005 to better reflect its global role and impact. Since 1994, International Trauma Life Support has been managed by the Illinois College of Emergency Physicians. The ITLS organization is incorporated in Alabama as Basic Trauma Life Support, Ltd., doing business as ITLS in Illinois. ITLS is exempt from federal taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code.