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ITLS Duty to Respond

ITLS DUTY TO RESPOND is a 1-day hands-on practical trauma management course designed for first responders who have a duty to respond to emergencies.

Focus on: Initial patient evaluation and critical interventions required to manage patient until the next level of care arrives

Course Content

The course manual is the ITLS Duty to Respond: First On Scene Rapid Trauma Management pocket guide.  Buy online now

  • Published August 2019
  • ISBN 978-0-9647418-6-7
  • Spiral-bound field guide measuring 4.5″ x 6.5″ for easy access and reference on scene

Course length: 8 hours

Didactic and Skills:
Course modules highlight: Scene considerations • Rapid trauma patient assessment • Shock and bleeding • Airway breathing interventions • Delayed transport care and reassessment • Hypothermia • Triage and communications

First aid certification required as prerequisite

DTR Instructor Process

There are three paths to become a DTR instructor with different requirements for: current ITLS instructors; current PHTLS/TNCC instructors; and new DTR instructors. The minimum qualification is certification as an Instructor in First Aid.

The Course Orientation Module is required for all pathways and is available as a FREE online course. Enroll now

Instructor material access will be granted by the ITLS Chapter or Training Centre after the completion of the Course Orientation and fulfillment of any other requirements.