Prehospital Trauma Life Support

Prehospital Trauma Life Support    

NAEMT's Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is recognized around the world as the leading continuing education program for prehospital emergency trauma care.

PHTLS promotes excellence in trauma patient management through global education of 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.

PHTLS courses improve the quality of trauma care in your area and decrease mortality. The program is based on a prehospital trauma care philosophy, stressing the treatment of the multi-system trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs. This may require an approach to the trauma patient that varies from traditional treatment modalities.

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 providers are capable of making reasoned decisions regarding patient care. The PHTLS course is continuously updated and revised to keep up with the advances in the field, ATLS Guidelines and feedback from PHTLS participants. 

PHTLS programs are developed from the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Program, a course for physicians developed by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. They follow the principles of trauma care developed by the Committee on Trauma. The Committee provides the medical direction and content oversight for the PHTLS program. 


 Provider Course (16 hour course)
 - Recognition card valid for 4 years
 - Cost: varies

Renewal Course (8 hour course)
 - Recognition card valid for 4 years (Copy of card must be provided at the time of registration)
 - Must have a current PHTLS provider card
 - Cost: Varies

 Hybrid Course
 - Coming Soon 

 For more information go to www.naemt.org 
 For upcoming class dates and register, click here.  If you have a group and prefer a class at your location call (509) 242-4264.

 

 

 

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