Prehospital Trauma Life Support

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Course fee: $295 • Nonrefundable: $50


NAEMT's Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is recognized around the world as the leading continuing education program for prehospital 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 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.  This PHTLS course is appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, nurses, physician assistants, physicians, and other prehospital providers.   


This two-day course combines lecture with skill scenario stations to allow students the opportunity to apply the material they learn from lecture. The course is accredited by CAPCE for 16 hours of continuing education.  


Required Materials

The course utilizes the internationally recognized 10th Edition PHTLS textbook.  To purchase the PHTLS course10th Edition textbook, please go to may purchase either the eBook or paperback book format.