The course focuses on initial patient evaluation and critical interventions required to manage a patient until the next level of care arrives. Course modules highlight scene considerations, rapid trauma patient assessment, shock and bleeding, airway breathing interventions, delayed transport care, an approach to patient reassessment, mass casualty triage and communications.
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. After completing this module by watching the 10-minute video presentation, you will be able to print a Certificate of Completion for this module.
The next step in the process of becoming an approved ITLS Duty to Respond Instructor is to contact your local Chapter or Training Centre with this Certificate of Completion. Your local program administrator will grant access to the student and instructor materials if applicable, or provide further direction on the additional requirements you need to complete before you may teach the ITLS Duty to Respond course. (All DTR courses must also be approved and held through ITLS Chapters and Training Centres.) Find your local program’s contact information online at ITRAUMA.org/programs