INTERNATIONAL TRAUMA LIFE SUPPORT

NORTH CAROLINA CHAPTER

CHAPTER NEWS

Once again, tragedy has struck the NC ITLS family.  Interim Chapter Director Terry DeRhodes passed away on September 27, 2016.  Terry previously served as Chapter Director for 15 years and was Interim Chapter Director after the death of Corey Pittman.  Terry was a retired Captain with the Charlotte Fire Department and a Paramedic.  She was well known in the Public Safety Community and world-wide in the Trauma Care circle.  She will be sorely missed.  You may view her obituary here

It is with a heavy heart and deep regret that we announce the passing of the NC ITLS Chapter Director, Corey Pittman. Corey suddenly passed away on Monday May 30, 2016.  Services are Saturday June 5 and Sunday June 5, 2016 and may be viewed at this link.  Corey was a Paramedic for twenty-two years, ten of those twenty-two years as a Flight Paramedic and also was a Critical Care educator. He was the Chapter Director for the North Carolina chapter of International Trauma Life Support and the Director of Critical Care Education at Asheville-Buncombe Technical College.  He began as a junior firefighter as the age of 14 with the Green Valley Fire Department and was a member of the Linville Central Rescue Squad.   His love of teaching and EMS was evident in any conversation you had with him. The North Carolina Chapter of ITLS joins Corey's family, his friends, and the EMS Community in mourning the loss of a great man.

8th Edition Student Pretests are available in the Student's Area.

All ITLS Instructors are required to take the 8th Edition Instructor's Update.  You can find it at the ITLS Website by clicking here.  The cost of the update is $35.00 which can be paid via PayPal or Credit Card.

Effective April 1, 2015, ITLS Class fees will increase to $25.00.  This represents an increase in the ITLS International Fee to $15.00 and the State Chapter fee to $10.00.  This is the first fee increase since 2008.  The new Tally form is available on the Manual page.  The old and new forms will be available for a short time until all pre-April 1 classes are submitted.

North Carolina Chapter of International Trauma Life Support (NC ITLS) is now incorporated as a free-standing organization. NCITLS has been sponsored by the NC College of Emergency Physicians since 1984. It was determined by the NCITLS Board of Directors that it was time for the Chapter became a freestanding organization. The mission of North Carolina International Trauma Life Support, Inc. is clearer and stronger than ever in furthering the cause of trauma treatment and education in North Carolina and the Chapter is poised to move forward in meeting those objectives.