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Posted By : Trauma LifeSupport On : 26.7.2010
Address : Trauma Life Support Society of India Office: Ernakulam Medical Centre, N. H. Bypass, Cochin-28
Place : Kochi
State : Kerala
Phone : 0484-2807101, 2807102, 2807103, 2807104
Website : Link
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The Trauma Life Support Society of India initially started by a group of like minded doctors in Cochin who were handling trauma cases decided that there is an urgent need to train doctors who handle trauma with a uniform, reproducible method of training.

The trauma life support society was founded in October 1999. On that day a group of like-minded clinicians from various disciplines like Surgery, Orthopaedics, Anaesthesia, Plastic Surgery, Urology etc. met in Cochin, Kerala and mooted the idea that a society dedicated to the training of Trauma Handlers in India be formed. All members then solemnly affirmed to dedicate their services free of charge to such training programmes. The formal inauguration of the Trauma Life Support Society was conducted on 24th November 1999 by Prof. Sambashivan, the President of the International Neurolosurgical Society. Dr. Mohan Mathew was elected the Founding president of the society and Dr. Mahesh the founding secretary. The articles of the association were promulgated and the future course of action charted out. The Kerala Orthopaedic Association and the Cochin Surgical Society have lent their joint support to the Society. Based on these guidelines the society has been conducting 2 ITLS courses every year for physicians. A new programme for nursing personnel - the ATNC course, has been initiated from 2003 onwards and is proposed to have 2 programmes every year. It has also been proposed to train paramedical personnel, fire force, civil defence organizations and the police in emergency care of trauma victims in the near future.

The ITLS courses have been very warmly received by the medical fraternity of the state and is usually booked well in advance. In recent years the number of delegates from neighbouring Karnataka, Tamilnadu and Andhra pradesh have been increasing. The training programmes being bio-skills hands-on practise, and faculty-delegate ratio close to 1:1, it was considered prudent not to dilute the course intensity by enrolling more than 27 participants in each course.