Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is intended for first responders who are responsible for assessing and treating patients who have experienced injuries from falls, motor vehicle collisions, blasts, violence, and other trauma.
This course provides 16 hours of CAPCE approved continuing education hours from the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) which may be used for National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) EMT / AEMT / Paramedic recertification.
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
A student workbook and PHTLS Provider course completion certificate from the National Association of EMTs which is valid for four years is included with this training.
$350 – Includes a student workbook and PHTLS Provider completion certificate from the National Association of EMTs which is valid for four years.
Attendance and participation in class activities and successful completion of the written examination are required for PHTLS Provider certification.
Certification / CME
Successful completion of this course results in an PHTLS Provider completion certificate from the National Association of EMTs which is valid for four years and 16 hours of CAPCE credit.