NAEMT’s Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is recognized around the world as the leading continuing education program for prehospital emergency trauma care. This indispensable program is designed to enhance and increase knowledge and skill in delivering critical care in the prehospital environment.
The PHTLS Provider course is designed to be an intensive hands-on experience. It The course is scenario-based, with lectures and interactive skills station components meant to enhance the pre-hospital care providers’ knowledge, and further develop the critical thinking skills required to effectively treat the trauma patient in the field. Our hands on approach gives simulated scenarios so that individuals are better equipped for real world emergencies. The focus of the course is to identify the mechanism of injury, recognize life-threatening injuries, to relate pathophysiology to injuries, to assess and manage trauma patients and to perform appropriate interventions.
This includes airway management and ventilation, rapid extrication, spinal immobilization, pediatric assessment and pediatric immobilization.
16 classroom hours
PHTLS is available to all levels of pre-hospital care providers, and programs are typically attended by Emergency First Responders (Fire, Police, Search & Rescue, etc.), EMTs, Paramedics, Nurses (including Industrial based Occupational Health Nurses), Physicians, and Physician Assistants.
After successful completion of the provider or refresher course and the skills requirements you will receive a NAEMT course completion certificate. This certification is valid for four years.