Pediatric International Trauma Life Support
Initial:Completion and submission of pre-course written self-assessment exam is required upon entry to course.
Renewal: Current or recently expired P-ITLS Provider Card. Completion and submission of pre-course written self-assessment exam is required upon entry to course.
These comprehensive courses are designed for providers who are first to evaluate and stabilize the pediatric trauma patient. The courses provide training in the skills needed for rapid assessment, resuscitation, stabilization and transportation of pediatric trauma patients.
Pediatric ITLS is accepted internationally as the standard training course for prehospital trauma care. It's used as a state-of-the-art continuing education course and as an essential curriculum in many First Responder, EMT and EMT-Paramedic training programs.
The Pediatric ITLS course combines classroom learning and hands-on skill stations. Scenario assessment stations enable you to put your learning to work in simulated pediatric trauma situations. Pediatric ITLS courses are designed, managed and delivered by course directors, coordinators and instructors experienced in EMS, pediatric prehospital care and the Pediatric ITLS approach.
Pediatric ITLS continues the training of the Basic and Advanced courses with an emphasis on understanding and responding to trauma in children. The eight-hour course teaches the proper assessment, stabilization and packaging of pediatric trauma patients. It also highlights techniques for communicating with young patients and their parents.
Hands-on stations include:
Patient assessment and management
Airway management and chest decompression
Spine motion restriction — pediatric immobilization devices
Pre-registration is required for either course and fees include: ITLS for Prehospital Care Providers Textbook, course equipment and supplies, and for successful candidates the fee also includes the ITLS post course completion documentation which includes the ITLS course Completion Certificate and wallet card.