18th & 19th March 2018 Princess Alexandra Brisbane


28th & 29th July 2018 Nepean


16th & 17th February 2018 Ulmuwa


19th & 20th October 2018 Perth


23rd & 24th November 2018 Darwin


10th & 11th March 2018 Melbourne






11th & 12th July Hawkes Bay

ITLS – International Trauma Life Support

Course Reviews


Course Purpose

The magnitude of trauma as a national problem is documented by data
that identifies injury as the primary case of death in people under the age
of 45.

This course is designed for Paramedics, Registered Nurse, Enrolled Nurses, Doctors and other Pre-hospital care providers who must initially evaluate and stabilize the trauma patient. The Australian College of Emergency Nursing (ACEN) has acquired the sole distribution rights to the International Trauma Life Support Course (ITLS) as developed by the ITLS International, USA.

Overall Course Objectives

On completion of the course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Identify the common mechanism of injury associated with trauma
  2. Develop the skills necessary for rapid assessment and resuscitation
  3. Perform methods of patient packaging and transport

Course Content

Lecture topics include:

  1. Scene Size Up
  2. Trauma Assessment & Management
  3. Airway Management
  4. Thoracic Trauma
  5. Shock
  6. Head Trauma & Traumatic Brain Injury
  7. Spinal Trauma
  8. Abdominal Trauma
  9. Extremity Trauma
  10. Burns
  11. Paediatric Trauma
  12. Geriatric Trauma
  13. Trauma in Pregnancy
  14. The Impaired Patient
  15. Trauma Arrest

Psychomotor Skill Station Objectives

On completion of this course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a standardized, systematic and organized approach to assessment, Planning and intervention
  2. Perform primary and secondary assessments
  3. Describe appropriate interventions
  4. Skill stations facilitate application of theory in a risk free setting, which simulates trauma patient situations

Teaching stations include

  1. Patient Assessment
  2. Airway and ventilation
  3. Spinal immobilization
  4. Splitting
  5. Intravenous and Inter-osseous Infusion
  6. Helmet removal
  7. Rapid Extrication

Course Particpants

The candidate must be an advanced level practitioner (such as certified/licensed paramedic, registered nurse, enrolled nurse, military medic, doctor, other allied health professional, prehospital care provider who hold suitable qualifications for entry.

Course Completion

To successfully complete the course, participants must achieve a passing score of 76% on the multi choice exam and be awarded an “adequate” for the final testing scenario.

To be considered as a ITLS instructor a participant must achieve a passing score of 86% on the multi choice exam and be awarded an “excellent” for the final testing scenario.

The Australian College of Emergency Nursing Ltd. will award 20 inservice hours to participants who attend the entire course regardless of their performance during testing.

Course Materials

The comprehensive manual provides all the essential course material and should be thoroughly reviewed by the participant before the course utilizing adult education principles. The participants should receive their manuals 4-6 weeks prior to the course.


Non-members of ACEN: $500.00 incl. gst.
Financial members of ACEN: $450.00 incl. gst.
(includes manual, badge, certificate and international registration).

Completed applications & payment to be forwarded to ACEN 6 weeks prior to the course:

Australian College of Emergency Nursing Ltd.
5 Crestview Drive
Glenwood NSW 2768
Phone: +61 02 9629 8688
Fax: +61 2 9629 8488

Refund Policy

– Participants are not eligible for a refund once the manuals have been posted.
– Participants are not eligible for a refund for failure to attend the nominated course.

Special circumstances and course transfer may be considered on application to the Executive Director and must be received in writing before the course date.