International Trauma Life
Support (ITLS) courses
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INTERNATIONAL TRAUMA LIFE
International Trauma Life Support for Paramedics and Advanced
EMS Providers is a 16-hour comprehensive course covering the skills
necessary for rapid assessment, resuscitation, stabilization and
transportation of trauma patients. Created for the advanced EMT,
paramedic and trauma nurse, the primary objectives of the course
are to teach the correct sequence of evaluation and the techniques
of resuscitation and packaging a patient.
LIFE SUPPORT FOR BASIC EMT'S
International Trauma Life Support for the EMT-B and First Responder
is a 16 hour hands-on training course offering basic EMS personnel
complete training in the skills necessary for rapid assessment,
resuscitation, stabilization and transportation of trauma patients.
The course is designed for those providing initial evaluation
and stabilization of the trauma patient.
LIFE SUPPORT INSTRUCTOR
This 8-hour course is designed to train qualified International
Trauma Life Support providers as instructors for the ITLS course.
Topics covered include the history of International Trauma Life
Support, organization of the South Carolina ITLS Chapter, instructor
methodology, ITLS course management, and a five minute mini-lecture
by each of the participants.
LIFE SUPPORT (ITLS) REFRESHER
The International Trauma Life Support refresher course is an 8-hour
course for experienced ITLS providers who wish to renew their
provider status. New research and techniques are discussed and
the skills necessary for rapid assessment, resuscitation, stabilization
and transportation of trauma patients are reviewed.
TRAUMA LIFE SUPPORT
Pediatric International Trauma Life Support is a training course
designed to train EMS and nursing personnel in the proper assessment,
stabilization and packaging of a pediatric trauma patient. Recognition
of the need to care for the patient's family during an emergency
situation as well as the patient and communication techniques
to be used with pediatric patients and their family are stressed
in this course. This 8-hour course is designed for providers who
must initially evaluate and stabilize the pediatric trauma patient.
The one-day course format ensures a fast-paced learning environment
that focuses completely on the pediatric patient. Lifesaving techniques
are taught or reviewed through practical exercises and conditions
that cannot be stabilized in the field are discussed so that the
student is able to identify victims who must be transported immediately.
The course teaches participants the assessment and approach skills
required to treat the pediatric trauma patient.