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International Trauma Life Support is excited to present ITLS eTrauma, 8th edition. ITLS eTrauma sets the standard in trauma care worldwide, with online education that’s interactive, flexible, accessible, and affordable for all.

The 8th edition program features a streamlined, intuitive new user interface and a modern look and feel. New content focuses on updated SMR guidelines, hemorrhage control and TXA, mass shooting events, and more.

If this is your initial registration, please carefully note the Skill Level option when completing the registration fields. This will determine whether you are enrolled in the course for Basic or Advanced level providers. Basic is intended for EMT-Bs and first responders. Advanced is intended for EMT-Ps/paramedics, EMT-Is, all levels of nurses, physician assistants, and physicians.

To complete ITLS eTrauma, you will need to complete 13 lessons and pass 13 lesson quizzes with a score of 80% or higher. When this is achieved, you will be able to print a Course Completion Certificate. This certificate is your record of the 8 hours of CAPCE continuing education credit you have received for successfully completing this course, and will also be required for entry into a Completer Course.

We hope you enjoy ITLS eTrauma and continue your training with ITLS. 

When it comes to continuing education for first responders, PHTLS and ITLS (formerly known as BTLS) are among the most popular course providers. Most states accept either certification and the courses share similarities in terms of topics covered. Depending on who you talk to though, you may hear strong opinions from paramedics or EMTs loyal to the trauma training course they attended.

To help distinguish between PHTLS and ITLS, we’ll lay out a comparison of course length, topics covered, likely locations, cost, passing requirements and continuing education hours awarded for each program.

The PHTLS logo
The PHTLS logo (Photo/Wikimedia Commons)

PHTLS—PREHOSPITAL TRAUMA LIFE SUPPORT

NAEMT or the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians is the sponsor organization of PHTLS. NAEMT bills PHTLS as a course dedicated to improving trauma care by focusing education on EMS practitioners’ ability to think critically. In addition to its “Provider Course,” PHTLS offers courses for other first responders. 

The classroom portion of PHTLS can be taken online in some cases, but the practical portion must be in-person.

Course Length: 2 days, 8 hours per day

Topics covered:

  • Pediatric and Geriatric Trauma
  • Various emergencies—drowning, lightning, altitude, hot/cold emergencies
  • Special situations such as natural disasters or terrorist attacks
  • Airway management
  • Scene and patient assessment
  • Circulation and shock

Likely locations: PHTLS is taught in 64 countries throughout the world. To find a course near you, you must go to the NAEMT website to fill out the form and have it sent to a course coordinator that will give you specific information on a PHTLS location.

Cost range: The PHTLS course cost will vary, but between $150 and $250 is a good ballpark range. That price may or may not include the PHTLS Provider Manual which costs between $30 and $50.

What it takes to pass: Passing the PHTLS course requires the attendance of the entire 16-hour course, completion of online work and the classroom course. Participants must also complete skill stations and scenarios depending on the requirements of the course.

The number of hours of CE: 16 hours for the PHTLS Provider course.

ITLS—INTERNATIONAL TRAUMA LIFE SUPPORT

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) endorses ITLS. One of the main focuses of ITLS is identifying conditions that require urgent hospital transport. ITLS also emphasizes the importance of practitioners being familiar with the newest equipment and techniques.

Course Length: 2 days, 8 hours per day

Topics covered: ITLS provides a variety of trauma training courses. Their website lists 12 different, accredited courses, not including their recertification courses. However, the basic ITLS course focuses on the critical issues involved in trauma care. A few of the issues highlighted by the ITLS course overview include:

  • Airway management
  • Rapid extrication
  • Emergency rescue
  • Mass shooting procedures
  • Evaluating likely victims of shock
  • Pre-hospital treatment of impaired patients
  • Pediatric and geriatric trauma

Likely locations: Spread across 41 countries, ITLS is made up of a system of 108 chapters and training centers. ITLS has 38 chapters and centers throughout the United States and another fifteen in Canada. Wherever you live in the United States, it’s unlikely you’ll have to go too far to find an ITLS chapter or training center.

Cost Range: You’ll have to call the specific chapter you’re looking into for accurate pricing, but courses range between $250 to $300. ITLS charges assessment fees to every student whether they pass or fail. The international fee is currently $15.

What it takes to pass: Students pass the ITLS course and become a certified provider after they’ve attended the skill stations, lectures and passed written and practical exams. You aren’t expected to test on every skill. But you have to pass a test of 50 questions with a minimum score of 74 percent.

On the practical part of the course, you’re required to use skills appropriately to manage simulated patients. The ITLS website indicates that you’ll be graded on “your overall management of the problem.”

The Number of hours of CE: 16 hours for the ITLS Basic Provider course.

Courses


ITLS Provider – BasicDesigned for providers who are first to evaluate and stabilize the trauma patient. This 16 hour course provides complete training in the skills needed for rapid assessment, resuscitation, stabilization and…MORE INFO ›

ITLS Provider Recertification – BasicThis 8 hour recertification course is designed for ITLS Basic Providers who require recertification prior to the 3 year expiration date. Prerequisites: Current ITLS Basic Provider…MORE INFO ›

ITLS Provider – AdvancedDesigned for providers who are first to evaluate and stabilize the trauma patient.  This 16 hour course provides complete training in the skills needed for rapid assessment, resuscitation, stabilization and…MORE INFO ›

ITLS Provider Recertification – AdvancedThis 8 hour recertification course is designed for ITLS Advanced Providers who require recertification prior to the 3 year expiration date. Prerequisites: Current ITLS Advanced Provider Course….MORE INFO ›

ITLS Instructor Basic/AdvancedThis 16 hour course prepares EMS professionals to teach ITLS Provider courses. To participate, potential instructors must successfully complete the ITLS course they would like to teach, demonstrate instructor potential,…MORE INFO ›

ITLS AccessITLS Access teaches skills that are crucial for EMS crews and first responders at the scene of a motor vehicle collision.  In hands on modules, you’ll learn how to reach,…MORE INFO ›

ITLS Pediatric ProviderITLS Pediatric focuses on the special needs of young trauma patients. In 8 hours, you’ll learn the principles of proper assessment, management, critical interventions, patient packaging and rapid transport. You’ll…MORE INFO ›

ITLS CompleterITLS Completer is the perfect next step if you choose ITLS eTrauma to earn your ITLS Provider certification. The completer course is an in-person session that features 8 hours of hands-on…MORE INFO ›

ITLS Basic Rapid RenewalThis blended-learning program combines an online component with the Patient Assessment Evaluation in a classroom setting to allow you to quickly, easily and effectively renew your ITLS Provider certification prior to its…MORE INFO ›

ITLS Advanced Rapid RenewalThis blended-learning program combines an online component with the Patient Assessment Evaluation in a classroom setting to allow you to quickly, easily and effectively renew your ITLS Provider certification prior to…

This combined completer and recertification course is offered over the course of one day. This course is scheduled to run from 9:00AM – 6:00PM. First time participants must complete ITLS eTrauma online prior to attending this course.

Participants that are recertifying only need to register for this one day course but they must have a current ITLS certificate on the day of the recertification course and an 8th edition textbook.

Participants should download the precourse material from the Advanced EMS website following completion of your registration. A link to this content will also be sent in your order invoice. If you are registering on behalf of someone else, please ensure you forward these documents to them so they are properly prepared for the course.

Courses

ITLS Advanced Rapid RenewalCourses › ITLS Advanced Rapid Renewal

Course Description:

This blended-learning program combines an online component with the Patient Assessment Evaluation in a classroom setting to allow you to quickly, easily and effectively renew your ITLS Provider certification prior to its expiration date. The 1-hour narrated online course module can be purchased through learn.itrauma.org or through the Online Store at itlsalberta.com. A copy of your Course Completion Certificate after scoring the minimum grade of 80% online must be printed and provided to your instructor on the first day of your course.

Course Availability:

NAITFeb 13, 2022 – Feb 13, 2022Course will run Sunday 12:30-5:00. For more information please contact 780.378.6990 or [email protected]REGISTER NOW ›
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NAITJun 12, 2022 – Jun 12, 2022Course will run Sunday 12:30-5:00. For more information please contact 780.378.6990 or [email protected]REGISTER NOW ›

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