International Trauma Life Support for Emergency Care Providers, 8th edition

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For more than 30 years, International Trauma Life Support has been at the forefront of trauma education at all levels of emergency care worldwide. This complete reference is filled with practical, hands-on training that guides readers through the hows and whys behind all of the skills necessary for rapid assessment, resuscitation, stabilization, and transportation of the trauma patient. Updated with the latest approaches to the care of the trauma patient, this 8th Edition conforms to the most recent AHA/ILCOR guidelines for artificial ventilation and CPR. This new edition continues ITLS’s tradition of excellence to ensure learners get the most out of the few minutes they have to save their patients’ lives.

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Table of contents


  1. Scene Size-up  
  2. Trauma Assessment and Management  
  3. Assessment Skills  
  4. Airway Management  
  5. Airway Skills  
  6. Thoracic Trauma  
  7. Thoracic Trauma Skills  
  8. Shock  
  9. Vascular Access Skills  
  10. Head Trauma and Traumatic Brain Injury  
  11. Spinal Trauma and Patient-Centered Spinal Motion Restriction  
  12. Spine Management Skills  
  13. Abdominal Trauma  
  14. Extremity Trauma  
  15. Extremity Trauma Skills  
  16. Burns  
  17. Pediatric Trauma  
  18. Geriatric Trauma  
  19. Trauma in Pregnancy  
  20. The Impaired Patient  
  21. Trauma Arrest  
  22. Standard Precautions and Transmission-Based Precautions  


Published by Pearson (September 16th 2015) - Copyright © 2016