16-hour course for EMTs, paramedics, nurses, physician assistants, physicians and other prehospital providers. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a certificate of completion, a wallet card recognizing them as PHTLS providers for 4 years, and 16 hours of CAPCE credit. This course is offered as hybrid course where students take 8 hours of the course online followed by 8 hours in the classroom.
NAEMT's Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is recognized around the world as the leading continuing education program for prehospital emergency trauma care. The mission of PHTLS is to promote excellence in trauma patient management by all providers involved in the delivery of prehospital care. PHTLS is developed by NAEMT in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons' Committee on Trauma. The Committee provides the medical direction and content oversight for the PHTLS program.
PHTLS courses improve the quality of trauma care and decrease mortality. The program is based on a philosophy stressing the treatment of the multi-system trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs. PHTLS promotes critical thinking as the foundation for providing quality care. It is based on the belief that, given a good fund of knowledge and key principles, EMS practitioners are capable of making reasoned decisions regarding patient care. The course utilizes the internationally recognized PHTLS textbook and covers the following topics:
- Physiology of life and death
- Scene assessment
- Patient assessment
- Breathing, ventilation and oxygenation
- Circulation, hemorrhage and shock
- Patients with disabilities
- Patient simulations
PHTLS is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT.
Required Materials and actions:
Complete LINK 1: NAEMT Student Self-Registration / Enter: PH-20-03349-04
Complete LINK 2: Pre-course questionairre
PHTLS- 27-28 April 2020
There are no refunds offered for this course. If you contact us within 10 days of the program, we will apply your payment to another course in the future. We will make all possible accommodations to assist you in getting training.
Courses that do not fill with a minimum of 8 seats within 20 days will be rescheduled. Any student who has paid will have their payment refunded.