PRE HOSPITAL TRAUMA LIFE SUPPORT (PHTLS)
One of the leading educational programmes for pre-hospital care. This 2-day course is a comprehensive and intensive experience designed for pre-hospital doctors, nurses, and paramedics. Students are expected to have a good level of medical knowledge prior to the course and are encouraged to read the manual before attending.
NAEMT’s Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is recognised around the world as the leading continuing education program for pre-hospital emergency trauma care. The mission of PHTLS is to promote excellence in trauma patient management by 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. The Committee provides the medical direction and content oversight for the PHTLS program.
Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support is delivered by individuals with invaluable pre-hospital experience both in the UK and in remote and austere environments. Our faculty combines the expertise of paramedics and pre-hospital doctors and nurses.
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. It is based on the belief that, given a good fund of knowledge and key principles, EMS practitioners are capable of making reasoned decisions regarding patient care.
The course utilizes the internationally recognized PHTLS textbook and covers the following topics:
- Physiology of life and death
- Scene assessment
- Patient assessment
- Hemorrhage control
- Breathing, ventilation, and oxygenation
- Circulation and shock
- Special populations
PHTLS is the global gold standard in pre-hospital trauma education and is taught in over 80 countries. PHTLS is appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, nurses, physician assistants, physicians, and other prehospital practitioners. PHTLS is accredited by CAPCE and recognised by NREMT.
Upon completion you can expect
The course is accredited by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT).
Upon completion of the PHTLS training course you will be awarded with a certification that lasts for four years.
Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)National Association of EMTs (NAEMT)
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- Location: Emergency Planning College, York
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What our students say
We took the decision to load 16 medical personnel of varying degrees of experience and confidence onto the esteemed Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support course which Frontier Risks offer in order to develop their wider professional knowledge and to provide the individual medics the opportunity to springboard their own learning in new directions. The instructors engendered a personal approach towards the students, ensuring that the best was brought out of each and every one of them. The students commented that this allowed their confidence to grow as the tempo increased, which allowed them to perform highly throughout the practical and theory examinations.
Every student left the course with a better knowledge of caring for patients in the pre-hospital environment; with all surpassing their own expectations.
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