Receive hands-on training to assess, resuscitate, stabilize, and transport trauma patients. Designed specifically for Emergency Healthcare providers who are first to respond to trauma patients, this advanced course teaches lifesaving skills involved in rapid trauma patient assessment and management like basic and advanced airway management, needle chest decompression and fluid resuscitation. Building on this knowledge, it emphasizes evaluation steps, sequencing and techniques for resuscitating and packaging patients.
Skills gained in this course will enable you to practice other essential lifesaving measures including spinal motion restriction, rapid extrication, short back board, helmet management, log roll, long backboard/scoop stretcher utilization, extremity immobilization and traction splint application.
Upon successful completion of the ITLS Advanced Provider course at NAIT, occupational health nurses (OHN) and registered nurses (RN) will receive Advanced First Aid equivalency as per Occupational Health and Safety in the province of Alberta. Must provide a current BLS certificate to qualify for an AFA certificate.
Prerequisite: Current registration as a healthcare professional including physicians, physician assistants, paramedics, nurses, or other allied health professional who holds suitable qualifications for entry. RNs and OHNs must contact the program area immediately after registration for the pre-course study package and to provide proof of current CPR/AED certification.
The International Trauma Life Support for Emergency Care Providers 8th edition textbook is required for the ITLS Advanced Provider course at least 4 weeks prior to the course start date. If you currently do not have this textbook, it can be purchased at Shop at NAIT.