Pediatric International Trauma Life Support (PITLS)

The Pediatric ITLS (International Trauma Life Support) course is designed to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and experience necessary to stabilize and treat the traumatizied patient. The Pediatric ITLS course mirriors the ITLS course methods of assessment and management, but with an emphasis on the special needs of the pediatric patient. The PITLS course focuses on the skills necessary to recognize mechanisms of injury, perform an organized time-efficient assessment, prioritizes and performs critical interventions, appropriately package, and transport the trauma patient.  This course is intended for providers with an interest in Pediactric Emergency care: First Responder, EMT (TN), EMT-B (VA), EMT-E (VA), EMT-I (VA), EMT-P, LPN, RN, NP, PA, MD.

Concepts covered include:

  • Scene Size-up and Safety
  • Communicating with Children
  • Injury Prevention by Age Group
  • Pediatric Shock and Fluid Resuscitation
  • Perform ITLS Primary, Secondary, and Ongoing Trauma Survey in a systematic
  • Approach and recognition of “load-and-go” situations
  • Basic and Advanced Airway Management
  • Management of the Traumatic Arrest Patient
  • Specific Body System Trauma (Head, Neck, Spine, Extremity, Chest/Abdominal)
  • Mechanisms of Injury
  • Extrication Techniques
  • Pediatric Burn Classification, Submersion Injuries and Child Abuse
  • Death of a Child

Course length: 8 hours

Required Materials:
The Pre-Test must be completed prior to class and the student must obtain a Pediatric International Trauma Life Support Textbook-3rd Edition. The 3rd Edition textbook is available through the MSHA Training Center and must be picked up a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the start of the course

Card Type:
Course Completion Card and certificate

  Return demonstration skills covering team leading in a trauma scenario, assessment exams and appropriate recognition of “load-and-go” situations. In addition to the return demonstration, you will also be required to have a minimum score of 74% on a  multiple choice written test.

CEs / C
EUs available

$125 (includes course, textbook, card and certificate)
*Checks, money orders and major credit cards accepted.  No cash.  Please make checks or money orders payable to Mountain States Health Alliance.
*If you have a current PITLS textbook (3rd Edition), you can deduct $38 from the total course cost.

For more information call 423-431-7147 or email

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