The ITLS (International Trauma Life Support) Basic Provider course is designed specifically for healthcare providers who are the first to respond to trauma patients. You'll learn the hands-on skills necessary for rapid assessment, resuscitation, treatment, stabilization and transportation of trauma patients.
The course combines online-managed self-study of theoretical concepts with mandatory classroom days which include lecture and practical components. This course is short but demanding — be prepared to complete pre-course work leading up to the first in-person class.
We strongly recommend that you register at least 14 days before the course start date. Please note registration closes seven days prior to the start date.
Upon successful completion of this course, you'll be able to:
- describe the five steps involved in scene “size-up”
- describe the assessment and initial management of a trauma patient
- demonstrate patient assessment and management skills
- perform basic interventions for airway management
- manage patients with trauma to the head and brain, thorax and abdomen
- manage patients experiencing shock due to trauma
- manage patients with trauma to the spine and extremities
- manage patients with burns
- manage special population patients with trauma
- manage patients experiencing traumatic cardiopulmonary arrest.
For an optimal learning and job-ready experience, you’ll need to bring your motivation and organizational skills, be punctual and attend and participate in all classes.
You’ll receive a completion card from International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) upon successful completion of the requirements for this course. The completion card is valid for three years.
To request a course outline, contact ConEdAdvising@sait.ca.
EMRG-001 Emergency Response Fundamentals is a mandatory prerequisite for this course. You are required to submit proof of prerequisite completion by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are completing the full, EMR Certificate of Achievement program, successful completion of EMRG-100 is required to participate in the 16-hour Ride-Along which you must complete no later than the end date of the third/last course you take toward EMR Certificate Program.
In lieu of meeting the course prerequisites, graduates of an Alberta College of Paramedics-approved Emergency Medical Responder program, or other allied health professionals holding suitable qualifications, will also be accepted.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Emergency Medical Responder Certificate of Achievement : Required Courses