INTERNATIONAL TRAUMA LIFE SUPPORT

NORTH CAROLINA CHAPTER

CHAPTER NEWS

The North Carolina Chapter of International Trauma Life Support is proud to announce Billy Eldridge as the new Chapter Director.  Billy is from Mt. Airy, NC where he started in EMS in 1981. Billy now resides in Biscoe, NC and works full-time as a Faculty Instructor with Fayetteville Technical Community College. Billy worked for a short time with Rowan County EMS and was the EMS Manager in Stanly County for 8 years. After leaving Stanly County, Billy worked for FirstHealth EMS in Montgomery County for nearly 10 years as the Training Officer. Billy works closely with the International Trauma Life Support International Headquarters serving on the Conference Committee, serving as co-chair of the Trauma Competition and working with developing the new scenario-based training model which will be released in 2019.

ITLS is undergoing another revision with the 9th edition ITLS Manual planned for publishing in September/October 2019.  In November 2019, the 9th edition Instructor Update course will be available and required to be completed by all instructors before teaching and using the new 9th edition manual.

If your Instructor certification expires in 2019, please let me know so that a 1 year extension card can be issued. ITLS North Carolina is issuing this 1-year extension card to keep your ITLS instructor certification current and valid until then. After completing the 9th edition update, instructor cards will be issued with a 4 year expiration date.

All ITLS initial and recertification classes will now be a 4-year certifications.

Effective January 1, 2019, ITLS Class fees will increase to $27.00.  This represents an increase in the ITLS International Fee to $17.00 and the State Chapter fee remains at $10.00.  The good new is that all ITLS initial and recertification classes will now be a 4-year certification.  The new Tally form is available on the Manual page.  

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

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.