International Trauma Life Support


MOCEP is an advocate of International Trauma Life Support (ITLS), a global organization dedicated to preventing death and disability from trauma through education and emergency care. ITLS educates emergency personnel to provide optimal care for the trauma patient.


Created for Better Care Provision

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.

Comprehensive Education

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:

To find a course in Missouri near you, please go to the site.