VACEP recognizes the importance of quality patient care and is dedicated to enhancing the education of EMS providers by sponsoring ITLS International training programs. Many medical professionals play a vital role in the care and treatment of trauma patients. ITLS programs are dedicated to supplementing emergency medical skills of BLS and ALS providers. Well-trained providers working in concert with medical direction give patients a better chance of survival. ITLS training is designed to teach out-of-hospital providers to perform trauma assessment and initial trauma care in a rapid and systematic approach.

VACEP is chartered by ITLS International to support and administer its trauma training programs in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia. The VACEP Board of Directors delegates overall program operations to the State Medical Director, State Administrative Coordinator and the VACEP Executive Director.

All ITLS courses are developed through the ITLS International organization, and guidance for the provision of courses is set forth in the published Instructor guidebooks. Virginia's policy manual was developed to further define the levels of certification and provide guidelines for ITLS Course Medical Directors and Course Coordinators to conducting courses to be certified by VACEP.


VACEP-ITLS office:
2924 Emerywood Parkway
Suite 202
Richmond, VA 23294
Phone: 804-297-3171