Course Director: Dr Simon Calvert, Consultant, Emergency & Intensive Care Medicine, King’s College Hospital, London and Dr Simon Broughton

Course Reference Number: 011/2014

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Target Audience: Doctors, Nurses and allied health staff including ODP’s working in Emergency medicine, general wards areas, Critical Care, Endoscopy, Interventional radiology

Course Details:

KCH aim to integrate the learning from the two existing trauma simulation courses: TTL and TTM – both successful courses that aim to refine trauma team training through inter-professional simulation. Both courses aim to provide multi-disciplinary team training to improve management of trauma patients within SE London. It is recognised that both courses do have significant overlap. The proposed course – Integrated Trauma Life Support (ITLS) will be opened to everyone involved in receiving trauma patients in our SE London Trauma Network.


-          Integrating and updating content of pre-course learning from both courses,

-          Specific content in pre-course material tailored to leadership role (

-          Whole trauma team involvement in 5-6 scenarios

-          Trauma team member and trauma team leader will train in the same course with the same scenarios

-          Opportunity for extended pre-course learning, and leadership debrief/ workshops depending on candidates practice role

-          Outcome of course depending on level of registration and engagement with the course e.g. completed course/ completed course with leadership “add-ons” with a PDP completed

It is also recognised that simulation that involves both more senior leaders and junior effectors of trauma management demonstrates a more authentic team dynamic, and that this may be more effective as a learning environment. This integration will also allow team members to interchange roles within the scenarios – fluid team roles are more reflective of real clinical situations and also encourage individual development, particularly that of team members in transition to leadership roles.