Prehospital Trauma Life Support

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. This course is based on the belief that, given a good fund of knowledge and key principles, EMS practitioners are capable of making reasoned decision regarding patient care.

The NAEMT’s Prehospital Trauma Life Support course is recognized around the world as the leading continuing education program for prehospital emergency trauma care.

Topics Include:

  • Physiology of life and death
  • Scene assessment
  • Patient assessment
  • Airway
  • Breathing, ventilation and oxygenation
  • Circulation, hemorrhage and shock
  • Patients with disabilities
  • Patient simulations

PHTLS is known as the global gold standard in prehospital trauma education and is taught in 64 countries. PHTLS is appropriate for all scopes of practice including physicians, nurses, and all levels of emergency care providers.

All Information Provided by:

The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians