Improving Trauma Care Worldwide

ITLS Military

Military-Edition-2nd-EditionTrain in military casualty care with the all-new ITLS Military 2nd edition program that combines the fundamentals of ITLS trauma assessment and treatment with recent military innovations utilized in the world’s current war zones.

The demands and limitations of providing effective trauma care in a combat situation necessitate special adaptations of trauma assessment and treatment used in the civilian medical system. ITLS Military adapts proven techniques taught in the civilian ITLS course to the military environment where limited resources are the rule, not the exception.

The ITLS Military 2nd edition text is a custom edition of the ITLS Provider manual, developed by military medical providers from medics to physicians, incorporat­ing their recent combat experiences. The military-based scenarios are customized for the challenges faced by military personnel. The text can be used as the course manual for an ITLS Military Provider course or as a stand-alone resource.

Course Content

The course manual is the 2nd edition International Trauma Life Support Military text.  Buy online now

Course length: 16 hours

Didactic:
Scene Size-up
Assessment and Initial Management of the Trauma Patient
Airway Management
Shock Evaluation and Management
Thoracoabdominal Trauma
Head Trauma
Spinal Trauma
Extremity Trauma
Blast Injury
Burns
Special Populations (Pregnant, Pediatric, and Geriatric) and Situations (Intoxication and Trauma Arrest)

Skills Stations:
Patient assessment and management
Basic and advanced airway management
Spine management:  Short SMR devices/Emergency rescue and rapid extrication
Spine management:  Helmet management/Log roll/Long backboard
Traction splints
Chest decompression/Fluid resuscitation/Hemorrhage control

Testing:
Written Exam
Practical Exam