What does PHTLS cover?

PHTLS picks up where the initial educational programs leave off. The course focuses on trauma patients in the prehospital environment how to identify, manage, and transport them with the highest level of care giving them the greatest chance of survival.  PHTLS students learn to: Identify the mechanism of injury, Recognize life-threatening injuries, relate pathophysiology to injuries, assess and manage trauma patients and perform appropriate interventions.  The skills stations in the PHTLS course include:  Airway Management & Ventilation, Assessment & Management, Rapid Extrication, Spinal Immobilization, Pediatric Assessment, Pediatric Immobilization and Evaluation Scenarios.

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 are responsible for acquiring their own textbook.  Students are responsible for bringing a current edition to class in order to be eligible to receive a PHTLS Provider Certification Card.


  • PHTLS, 8th ed.  ISBN-13: 9781284041736

Cancellation/Transfer Policy

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.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

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.

Register For The PHTLS Class

2018 Training Schedule – Course Fee $225

PHTLS Provider

July 28 & 29 – 8am – 5 pm