Accredited Courses

At present, ITLS SA offers the following internationally and locally (CPD) accredited courses

ITLS – BASIC
2 Day Course

Who should attend?
Basic or Intermediate Life Support Providers (BLS or ILS HPCSA qualification)
All Nursing categories
All registered allied Health Professionals
Fire Fighters, Police Officers, Security Officers & Life Savers
All emergency “First Responders” / Civil Protection / Mountain & 4×4 Rescue

Course Outline
The knowledge and skills obtained on the ITLS – Basic Course includes:
Scene Size-Up
Assessment & Initial Management of the Trauma Patient
Basic Airway Management
Shock Evaluation & Management
Chest & Abdominal Trauma
Head & Spinal Trauma
Extremity Trauma
Burns
Trauma in Pregnancy
Trauma in Children
Trauma in the Elderly
Trauma & Cardiac Arrest
Patients “Under the Influence” of Alcohol or Drugs
Skills Practice Stations:
Basic Airway Management
Vehicle Extrication & Use of Extrication Devices
Use of Spinal Immobilization Devices & Splinting
Patient Assessment
Patient assessment & treatment scenarios 

Successful completion
Accredited for 23 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) (Incl. 1 x Ethic’s CEU’s)
Each successful candidate will receive an International Trauma Life Support certificate upon completion of the course – endorsed by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the National Association of EMS Physicians

ITLS – ADVANCED COURSE
2 Day Course

Who should attend?
Medical or Dental Practitioner & Interns
Professional Nurse
ALS Paramedic
Intermediate Life Support Providers (ILS HPCSA qualification)

Course Outline
The knowledge and skills obtained on the ITLS – Advanced Course includes:
Scene Size-Up
Assessment & Initial Management of the Trauma Patient
Basic & Advanced Airway Management
Shock Evaluation & Management
Chest & Abdominal Trauma
Head & Spinal Trauma
Extremity Trauma
Burns
Trauma in Pregnancy
Trauma in Children
Trauma in the Elderly
Trauma & Cardiac Arrest
Patients “Under the Influence” of Alcohol or Drugs
Skills Practice Stations:
Basic & Advanced Airway Management
Vehicle Extrication & Use of Extrication Devices
Use of Spinal Immobilization Devices & Splinting
Thoracocentesis
Intraosseous access
Patient Assessment
Patient assessment & treatment scenarios

Successful completion
Accredited for 23 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) (Incl. 1 x Ethic’s CEU’s)
Each successful candidate will receive an International Trauma Life Support certificate upon completion of the course – endorsed by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP)

ITLS – ACCESS
1 Day Course

Who should attend?
All categories of EMS providers

Entry requirement:
Current ITLS Basic or Advanced certificate

Course Outline
The knowledge and skills obtained on the ITLS Access includes:
Scene size up
Calling for help
Setting up of equipment
Vehicle stabilisation
Stabilising the victim
Disentanglement
Packaging and patient transfer

Skills stations include:
Disarming the supplemental restraint system
Stabilizing a vehicle on its wheels, on its roof, on its side, and temporarily with improvised materials
Opening a door from a hinge or bolt mechanism
Removing a roof from back to front
Dropping a roof from a vehicle on its side
Removing the floor assembly from a vehicle
Moving the steering column/wheel
Moving the dash/front end
Dropping the sides of a wrecked vehicle
Lifting a vehicle off a patient trapped underneath
Packaging the patient for removal, using a long spine board and straps or rope sling

ITLS – “Under Fire” (Military)
1 Day Course

Who should attend?
All categories of EMS providers, including first responders
All medical staff working in potentially unsafe environments

Entry requirement:
Current ITLS Basic or Advanced Provider certificate

Course Outline:
The knowledge and skills obtained on the ITLS – Advanced Course includes (All with focus on potentially “under fire” environments):
Scene Size-Up
Assessment & Initial Management of the Trauma Patient
Basic & Advanced Airway Management
Shock Evaluation & Management
Chest & Abdominal Trauma
Head & Spinal Trauma
Extremity Trauma
Burns
Special patient categories
Trauma & Cardiac Arrest

Skills Practice Stations:
Basic & Advanced Airway Management
Extrication from red and orange zones
Use of Spinal Immobilization Devices & Splinting
Thoracocentesis
Intraosseous access
Patient Assessment
Patient assessment & treatment scenarios

Successful completion:
Accredited for 9 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s)
Each successful candidate will receive an International Trauma Life Support certificate upon completion of the course – endorsed by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP)

ITLS – PEDIATRIC COURSE
1 Day Course

Who should attend?
Medical or Dental Practitioner & Interns
Professional Nurse
ALS Paramedic
Basic or Intermediate Life Support Providers (BLS or ILS HPCSA qualification)

Entry Requirement:
Current ITLS Basic or Advanced Provider certification (Or valid PALS certificate)

Course Outline:
The knowledge and skills obtained on the ITLS – Pediatric Course includes:
The Injured Child
Assessment & Initial Management of the Pediatric Trauma Patient
The Pediatric Airway – Basic & Advanced Airway Management
Chest Trauma
Shock & Fluid Resuscitation
Abdominal Trauma
Head & Spinal Trauma
Extremity Trauma
Burns
Submersion & Drowning
Trauma & Cardiac Arrest
Child Abuse
Death of a child
Trauma in the Newborn
Skills Practice Stations:
Basic & Advanced Pediatric Airway Management
Thoracocentesis
Intravenous & Intraosseous access
Extrication & Use of Spinal Immobilization Devices
Assessment of the Pediatric Trauma Patient
Patient Assessment Scenarios& Putting it all together

Successful completion:
Accredited for 9 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s)
Each successful candidate will receive an International Trauma Life Support certificate upon completion of the course – endorsed by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP)