Organized by the Trauma Life Support Society of India under the joint aegis of The Kerala Orthopaedic Association & The Cochin Surgical Society, ITLS course is conducted every six months at the Ernakulam Medical Centre hospital. The aim of the society is to integrate the life support services of all the trauma related departments and impart appropriate training. Keeping abreast of current concepts and the restraints particular to this part of the subcontinent, the society plans to impart uniform and standardized training to those participating in these workshops.
The programme is aimed at all those doctors who are actually responsible for the initial evaluation, resuscitation and management of trauma victims. Surgical, Orthopaedic & Anaesthetic registrars will find this course useful. However, it is aimed primarily at the Casualty Medical Officer and the intensivists who are at the forefront of actually implementing life support to trauma victims.
The course is being organised on the lines of the internationally acclaimed advanced trauma life support (ATLS) course and there will be relatively few lectures on the principles of Initial Trauma Care by eminent faculty (mostly ATLS trained). By far the stress will be on hands on training of the delegates on models and animal torsos. All major emergency procedures listed below will be performed by each delegate.