Italian ITLS Chapter was born in 1996 and since the beginning delivered training courses all in Italy and taking part at the International ITLS Conferences and meeting.
Italian Chapter is a direct issuing of "mother chapter" and it refers to ITLS standard curriculum for training and courses.
As ITLS worldwide our mission is trauma 's reduction of mortality and morbidity throughout doctors, nurses and EMT education.
International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) is a global organization dedicated to preventing death and disability from trauma through education and emergency trauma care.
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 70 chapters around the world. In 2005, BTLS became ITLS to better reflect the scope of the organization.
A not-for-profit organization incorporated in Alabama and registered to do business in Illinois, ITLS is exempt from federal taxation under section 501 (c)(3) of the IRS code. ITLS training programs are aimed at prehospital (or out-of-hospital) providers. Since its founding in 1982, over 330,000 EMS professionals have learned proven techniques endorsed by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP.)
ITLS is accepted internationally as the standard training course for prehospital trauma care, and is not only taught as continuing education course, but is also used as a textbook in many Paramedic, EMT, and first responder training programs. From October 2005 forward, BTLS are transitioning to become ITLS courses. ITLS courses give the student the knowledge and hands-on skills to take better care of trauma patients. ITLS stresses rapid assessment, appropriate intervention and identification of immediate life threats. The ITLS framework for rapid, appropriate and effective trauma care is a global standard that works in any situation. ITLS courses combine classroom learning and hands-on skills stations. They also challenge the student with scenario assessment stations where learning is put to work in simulated trauma situations. ITLS courses are designed, managed and delivered by course directors, coordinators and instructors experienced in EMS, prehospital care and the ITLS approach.
Each ITLS course includes a comprehensive manual sent to the student in advance. The manual enhances learning experience with in-depth content, photos and illustrations. ITLS manuals are written by trauma care experts and edited by the ITLS Editorial Board. After the course, the student can refer to the manual as a valuable recap of what has been learned.