Internation Trauma Life Support (ITLS) Provider

International Trauma Life Support (ITLS)

The ITLS Provider course includes 8 hours of classroom instruction, 8 hours of hands-on skill straining, and testing for ITLS Basic or Advanced certification. Innovative skills satiations let you practice the abilities appropriate for your level of certification. 

Intended Audience

With our comprehensive approach to core knowledge and skills, ITLS Provider is appropriate for all levels of EMS personnel – from EMT-Bs and first responders to advanced EMTS, paramedics, trauma nurses, and physicians. 


  • Scene Size-up
  • Trauma Assessment and Management
  • Airway Management
  • Thoracic Trauma
  • Shock
  • Head Trauma
  • Spinal Trauma
  • Abdominal Trauma
  • Extremity Trauma
  • Burns
  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Geriatric Trauma
  • Trauma in Pregnancy
  • Trauma Arrest
  • Standard Precautions

Skills Stations

  • Assessment Skills
  • Airway skills
  • Thoracic trauma skills
  • Vascular access skills
  • Spine management skills
  • Extremity trauma skills


  • Written Exam
  • Practical Exam

In January 2017, ITLS released new guidelines related to the ITLS core curriculum that offer more flexibility in the delivery of ITLS Provider programs and a more engaging experience for our learners.

Previously, the ITLS curriculum stated that all textbook chapters and their associated lectures must be taught in an ITLS Provider program. The changes to this requirement as outlined below focus on the core principles that should ensure a high-quality trauma care program.

The following core content will now be the requirement for all ITLS Provider courses:

  • Scene Size-up
  • Trauma Assessment and Management
  • Shock Evaluation and Assessment
  • Trauma Arrest
  • Trauma in Pregnancy
  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Geriatric Trauma

While these are the required topics for all ITLS Provider courses, it does not mean that these subjects are the only subjects that should be taught. The course must continue to be a minimum of 16 hours. The local course coordinator in consultation with course medical director will have the flexibility to decide what additional subjects should be added to the course to make it a complete program.

View Core Curriculum Guidelines and Sample Agenda