Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
Course Duration: Initial
Certification: Two Days (sixteen hours)
Re-certification: One Day (eight hours)
Course Tuition: Initial
Course Description :
NAEMT's Prehospital Trauma Life Support
(PHTLS) is recognized around the world as the
leading continuing education program for prehospital emergency
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 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.
Although PHTLS originated in the United States, it has
evolved and now serves as an international education program
available to EMS providers in 42
countries including Aruba, Argentina, Australia, Austria,
Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile,
Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Georgia,
Germany, Greece, Kenya, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan,
Lithuanian, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Paraguaya,
Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South
Africia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates (UAE),
You can go to
www.naemt.org/PHTLS/) web site for more information about
Goals and Objectives
To provide a description of the physiology,
pathophysiology, and kinetics of injury.
To provide an understanding of the need for a
rapid assessment of the trauma patient.
To advance the participant's level of knowledge in
regard to examination and diagnostic skills.
To advance the participant's level of competence
in regard to specific pre-hospital trauma intervention skills.
To provide an overview and establish a management
method for the pre-hospital care of the multi-systems trauma