International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) was founded in the early 1980’s as Basic Trauma Life Support. From its early roots as a local and regional trauma education course for EMS professionals, BTLS grew to have over 75 chapters around the world. In 2005, BTLS became ITLS to better reflect the scope of the organization.
ITLS was developed from the need for EMS training improvement for all involved in emergency patient management care. The goal is to enhance patient care, decrease death rates from trauma and cardiac related problems, and improve communication between members of the emergency healthcare communities.
A variety of comprehensive education programs are available to meet the requirements of all levels and backgrounds of pre-hospital emergency personnel internationally, including ITLS Basic, Advanced, Access, Military, and Pediatric courses. The ITLS course is designed to teach physicians, paramedics, flight nurses, emergency nurses, physicians and all levels of EMTs and First Responders a systematic and orderly approach to treating trauma patients.
For more information regarding ITLS, please visit their website: http://www.itraumamissouri.org/index.html
To find a course in Missouri near you, please go to the itrauma.org site.