What does PHTLS cover?
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 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.
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
- Breathing, ventilation and oxygenation
- Circulation, hemorrhage and shock
- Patients with disabilities
- Patient simulations
PHTLS is the global gold standard in prehospital trauma education and is taught in 64 countries. PHTLS is appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, nurses, physician assistants, physicians, and other prehospital providers. PHTLS is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT.
Class will start promptly. Doors will be locked 5 minutes after class starts. Please plan on arriving 5-10 minutes early.
Please see our policy on cancellations below.
Students have the option to purchase the eText through us or to purchase it on their own. Students are responsible for bringing a current edition to class (eText or hardcopy) in order to be eligible to receive a PHTLS Provider Certification Card.
- PHTLS, 9th Ed. ISBN: 9781284171471
Register For The PHTLS Class
2020 Training Schedule – Course Fee $250
Mar 25 & 27 – 9am -5pm: Register Here
May 8 & 9 – 9am – 5pm: Register Here
This class is NON-REFUNDABLE if cancelled within 10 days of scheduled class. $25 fee will be charged if you reschedule. No rescheduling is allowed within 24 hours of the class.
If you cancel or reschedule within 24 hours of scheduled class, there are no refunds.
Respond Right EMS Academy reserves the right to cancel any course if enrollment does not meet minimum registration requirements.
If these dates do not meet your needs, or you need to arrange a special class date please contact us. We are able to schedule a personalized class for a group of 6 or more of your group.
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
Respond Right™ EMS Academy will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations for physically challenged attendees who require special services. Please attach a written description of needs to the application when registering for the course.