Courses


ITLS – BASIC course
(2 Day Course)


Who should attend?

  1. Basic or Intermediate Life Support Providers (BLS or ILS HPCSA qualification)
  2. All Nursing categories
  3. All registered allied Health Professionals
  4. Fire Fighters, Police Officers, Security Officers & Life Savers
  5. All emergency “First Responders” / Civil Protection / Mountain & 4x4 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

  1. Accredited for 23 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) (Incl. 1 x Ethic’s CEU’s)
  2. 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 – ADVANCED COURSE
(2 Day Course)

Who should attend?

  1. Medical or Dental Practitioner & Interns
  2. Professional Nurse
  3. ALS Paramedic
  4. 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

  1. 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 – PEDIATRIC COURSE
(1 Day Course)

 
Who should attend?

  1. Medical or Dental Practitioner & Interns
  2. Professional Nurse
  3. ALS Paramedic
  4. Basic or Intermediate Life Support Providers (BLS or ILS HPCSA qualification)

 

Entry Requirement

  • Prior ITLS – Basic or Advanced course 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

  1. Accredited for 9 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s)
  2. 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?

  1. 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

 

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

Who should attend?

  1. All categories of EMS providers, including first responders
  2. 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

  1. 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)