International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) Pediatric Training
Sponsored by Arizona Emergency Medical Systems, Inc. (AEMS)
April 30, 2013
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
222 East Main Street - Mesa, AZ
About this Training: ITLS Pediatric is accepted internationally as the standard training course for prehospital trauma care. It's used as a state-of-the-art continuing education course and as an essential curriculum in many First Responder, EMT and EMT-Paramedic training programs. ITLS Pediatric continues the training of the Basic and Advanced courses with an emphasis on understanding and responding to trauma in children.
The ITLS Pediatric combines classroom learning and hands-on skill stations. Scenario assessment stations enable you to put your learning to work in simulated pediatric trauma situations. This eight-hour course teaches the proper assessment, stabilization and packaging of pediatric trauma patients. It also highlights techniques for communicating with young patients and their parents. Hands-on stations include: patient assessment and management; airway management and chest decompression; fluid resuscitation; and spine motion restriction - pediatric immobilization devices.
Course Instructors: Amy Boise, NREMT-P, FP-C, has been active in EMS education for the past 15 years. She is an instructor for ACLS, PALS, BLS, and ITLS or you may know her from ALS Refresher or advanced skills labs across AZ. Since 1996 Amy has been the AZ Chapter Coordinator and is currently serving her 3rd term on the ITLS Board of Directors. She teaches and flys part time with Eagle AirMed.. Jim Boise, R.N., CFRN, is a Pediatric Trauma Coordinator with Maricopa Integrated Health Systems.
Prerequisites: Completion and submission of a pre-course written self-assessment test is required. This test will be reviewed during the course.
Intended Audience: This comprehensive training course is designed for providers who are first to evaluate and stabilize the pediatric trauma patient. The courses provide training in the skills needed for rapid assessment, resuscitation, stabilization and transportation of pediatric trauma patients. This course is designed for basic or advanced providers.
Scholarship Terms of Agreement
*Scholarships will be awarded to 23 EMS and Trauma professionals serving the Central Arizona region (which includes Maricopa, Pinal, and Gila counties) and who meet the prerequisite requirements. Priority will be given to rural providers and thereafter it will be based on first come, first served.
*To ensure training commitment, all participants must receive approval from their agency/hospital to attend. Because the training is limited to 23 participants, one participant per agency/hospital.
*A scholarship covers the registration fee, instructional materials, and certification fee to participate in the ITLS Pediatric Training. The scholarship recipient is responsible for all other costs associated with traveling to and attending this training including mileage, meals, etc.,.
*NOTE: No money (funding) will be exchanged with the individual – AEMS will coordinate the registrations of scholarship recipients.
*Individuals awarded the scholarships will be held accountable and responsible for their participation in this training – including, if necessary, finding a substitute. If a scholarship recipient does not attend and if no substitute is found, the individual may be required to reimburse AEMS for the Training fees (approximately $200). This stipulation is to ensure that an awarded scholarship is not squandered.
*AEMS reserves the right to request additional information concerning a nominee's qualifications.
*All scholarship funding is pending and subject to funding received by the Arizona Department of Health Services.
*Nominations forms must be thoroughly completed and submitted by April 5.
If you should have any questions, or encounter any problems with completing this application, please contact:
Thank you for your anticipated cooperation and involvement with the 2012 ITLS Pediatric Training.
Please click Accept below to Accept the Terms of Agreement and proceed to the scholorship form.