LAS VEGAS – Three members of the International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) Board of Directors — two new members and one incumbent— were elected to the Board during ITLS’ International Trauma Conference Business Session on November 11.
Among the newly elected Board members is Liz Cloughessy, AM, RN, Mast Health Mgt, FAEN(USA), of Sydney, NSW, Australia. She will serve a three-year term on the Board.
Ms. Cloughessy is the Executive Director of the Australian College of Emergency Nursing and has served on its Board of Directors since 2000.
Ms. Cloughessy has been the Chapter Coordinator for the Australia and New Zealand chapter of ITLS since facilitating the introduction of the ITLS (then BTLS) course in 2003. In this role, she is actively involved in the promotion, coordination, and teaching of ITLS programs including ITLS, ITLS Pediatric, and ITLS Military throughout Australia and New Zealand. At the international level, she is a dedicated member of the ITLS Global Development, Chapter Support, and Conference Planning committees, as well as the Editorial Board Research Workgroup and the Conference Planning Education and Competition workgroups.
Ms. Cloughessy currently serves on the United States Emergency Nursing Association International Advisory Council. She has developed an Indigenous Healthcare Worker Advanced First Aid and Basic Life Support program and manual for the indigenous workers within Central Australia. She was also honored with a National Order of Australia Recognition Award (Australian Member AM) in 2004 for services to Emergency Care in Emergency, Disaster and Trauma.
International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) is a global not-for-profit organization dedicated to preventing death and disability from trauma through education and emergency trauma care.