About this course
International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) is accepted internationally as the standard training course for prehospital trauma care. It’s used as a start-of-the-art continuing education course and as an essential curriculum in many paramedic, EMT and first-responder training programs. ITLS combines classroom learning and hands-on skill stations. Our course is managed and delivered by a team of Advanced Paramedics and Tutors with experience in emergency care in the prehospital arena, led by PHECC Facilitator Derek Fox.
ITLS It is designed for providers who are first on scene to evaluate and stabilise the trauma patient. The courses provide complete training in the skills needed for rapid assessment, resuscitation, stabilisation and transportation of trauma patients.
The ITLS Advanced course builds on current knowledge, emphasising evaluation steps and sequences as well as techniques for resuscitating and packaging patients. ITLS Advanced is appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, trauma nurses, doctors, offshore medics, military medics and other advanced emergency personnel.
The duration of this course is 2 days over a weekend.
The ITLS syllabus is very much a hands on approach and include:
- Patient assessment and management
- Basic and advanced airway management
- Chest Injuries and management
- Spinal motion restriction – rapid extrication, short back board, helmet management, log roll and long board / scoop stretcher
- Extremity trauma and traction splints
- Trauma in children, elderly, pregnancy
Upon successful completion of both the written and practical elements of this course a certificate and provider card will be issued which is valid for 3 years. This is issued from ITLS.
There are both written and practical assessments for completion on this programme.
ITLS for emergency care providers 8th Edition training manual
CPR Pocket Facemask
For students to attend they are required to be involved in prehospital care of patients.
For the Basic award students need to be first responders, EMT basic, fire personnel, police.
For the Advanced award students need to be an advanced clinician who can utilise invasive techniques, such student will include doctors, paramedics, EMT Advanced providers, offshore medics, military medics, nurse.
If you are not sure which course would be more appropriate for you, please contact us.
Our Upcoming Courses
The Difficult Airway - Fundamentals of Airway Management
First Aid for Children 19/01/19
Cardiac First Response Advanced 20/01/19
First Aid Response Refresher 23/01/19
Our International Trauma Life Support ITLS Instructors
Derek has been a consultant with DX2 Training Solutions since 2012, he currently holds a Dip in Emergency Medical Technology from Northeastern University in the USA, a GDip in Emergency Medical Science from UCD giving him Advanced Paramedic status here in Ireland and an Msc in Emergency Medical Science. Derek is a multi disciplined instructor delivering multiple courses across our suite and specialises in the delivery of Paediatric Education for Pre-Hospital professionals and International Trauma Life Support. Derek is currently a Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council Examiner and facilitator.
Dermot is a qualified advanced paramedic with a diploma in Emergency medical technology from Northeastern University and a Graduate diploma in Emergency medical science from UCD. Along with Dermot’s many years of clinical practice he also holds a Cardiac First Responder Advanced Instructor certificate and a diploma in continuing education and training from NUIM. Dermot is currently working toward instructor status in ITLS.
Dan is a qualified advanced paramedic with a diploma in Emergency medical technology from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and a graduate diploma in emergency medical science from UCD. Along with Dan’s many years of clinical practice he also holds a Cardiac First Responder Advanced Instructor certificate and a diploma in continuing education and training from NUIM. Dan is currently working toward ITLS instructor status.
Terry has been a consultant with DX2 Training Solutions since 2010, he currently holds a Dip in Emergency Medical Technology from Royal College of Surgeons, a GDip in Emergency Medical Science from UCD giving him Advanced Paramedic status here in Ireland and a Msc in Emergency Medical Science. Terry is a multi disciplined instructor delivering multiple courses across our suite and specialises in the delivery of Paediatric Education for Pre-Hospital professionals course and International Trauma Life Support. Terry is currently a PHECC tutor and working toward ITLS instructor status.