Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support
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.
Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
If you cancel an in-person course more than thirty (30) days before the course start date, you will be entitled to a full refund, minus a $150 Administrative Fee which will be withheld from any money owed under our refund policy. If you cancel an in-person course thirty (30) days or less before the start date, you will not be entitled to any refund.
If you cancel an online or webinar course berfore beginning the course, or, in the case of time-based Online/ webinar courses, before the course begins, you will be entitled to a full refund. Once you have begun an online or webinar course, or once a time-based online or webinar course begins, you will not be entitled to any refund.
Air Medical Students reserve the option to change enrollment to a future class at no extra charge.