ITLS Provider includes 8 hours of classroom instruction, 8 hours of hands-on skills training, and testing for ITLS Basic or Advanced certification. Innovative skills stations let you practice the abilities appropriate for your level of certification.
With its comprehensive approach to core knowledge and skills, ITLS Provider is appropriate for all levels of EMS personnel—from EMT-Bs and first responders to advanced EMTs, paramedics, trauma nurses, and physicians.
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Course length: 16 hours
Trauma Assessment and Management
Trauma in Pregnancy
The Impaired Patient
Thoracic trauma skills
Vascular access skills
Spine management skills
Extremity trauma skills
In January 2017, ITLS released new guidelines related to the ITLS core curriculum that offer more flexibility in the delivery of ITLS Provider programs and a more engaging experience for our learners.
Previously, the ITLS curriculum stated that all textbook chapters and their associated lectures must be taught in an ITLS Provider program. The changes to this requirement as outlined below focus on the core principles that should ensure a high-quality trauma care program.
The following core content will now be the requirement for all ITLS Provider courses:
While these are the required topics for all ITLS Provider courses, it does not mean that these subjects are the only subjects that should be taught. The course must continue to be a minimum of 16 hours. The local course coordinator in consultation with course medical director will have the flexibility to decide what additional subjects should be added to the course to make it a complete program.