Pediatric International Trauma Life Support (PITLS)

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Pediatric International Trauma Life Support (PITLS) 2016-12-15T13:41:13+00:00

PITLS — Pediatric International Trauma Life Support

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More than 20,000 children in the United States will die this year and more than 30,000 children will become permanently disabled as a result of injuries, according to the National Pediatric Trauma Registry.

Pediatric trauma care is unique in several ways. The PITLS course is designed to train EMTs, paramedics, nurses and other allied health professionals to recognize the anatomical and physiological differences of the pediatric trauma patient as well as understand the special role parents play in managing the patient and providing interventions in a timely manner.

It is recommended that student registering for this course have prior ITLS or PHTLS certification. Please visit the calendar section or contact the Center for course dates.

Course Dates: 

No current courses scheduled.  Please contact us for more information.

Tuition: $125.00
Tuition includes instruction, course materials and refreshments.

*Pricing subject to change.

Recommended Textbook:
Dietrich, Ann Marie, Steven Shaner, and John Campbell, eds. Pediatric Trauma Life Support for Prehospital Care Providers, 3rd Edition. Downers Grove, IL: ITLS, 2009.

Textbook information for any course:
Course textbooks are available at the:
University of Pittsburgh Book Center, 4000 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA.
Telephone: 412-648-1455

Students are responsible for obtaining any course books

Pre-registration is mandatory. Enrollment for each course is limited; classes are filled in the order in which applications are received. No phone registrations will be accepted.

Please contact Benjamin Ellis for more information at or (412)647-4242.

Requests for refunds must be made in writing at least five working days prior to the course.  The course fee will be returned with a $20 deduction for administrative fees.  No refunds are issued for cancellations made after the aforementioned deadline or failure to attend the course.  In the event for course cancellation, participants are notified and a full refund granted.

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