Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support - PHTLS
Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support - PHTLS is a classroom, PowerPoint, instructor-led course from the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians that teaches improved trauma treatments that promotes quality trauma management by all providers involved in the Pre-Hospital setting. This course improves trauma care and decreases mortality by using philosophy, stressing the treatment of the multi-system trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs.
This course requires 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 that, given a good fund of knowledge and key principles, EMS practitioners are capable of making reasoned decisions regarding patient care. This course keeps up with the advances in Advanced Trauma Life Support Guidelines.
AUDIENCE: This course is for all levels of practitioners including emergency medical technicians, paramedics, trauma nurses, emergency room nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistance, and physicians. This DOES NOT teach placement of advanced airways, rhythm identification, or ECG interpretation.
Correct identification of mechanism of injury
Relation of pathophysiology to injury
Emphasis on the assessment and management of a trauma patient
Management and ventilation of airway
Assessment and immobilization of a pediatric patient
COURSE FORMAT: This classroom-based which includes instructor, PowerPoint, video, and skill interaction throughout the course. This course is approximately 16 hours (two days) in length.
PowerPoint and Video-based course to ensure continuity and consistency
Instructor-led with hands-on to reinforce new skills and that of proficiency
Student manual is provided (purchase or STARR Library)
Course is updated with the NEW SCIENCE immediately when available
CERTIFICATION: Upon completion of this course, students receive an NAEMT Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support course certificate and completion card that is valid for 4 years.