Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

Duration
8 - 16 Hours

The Pre-hospital trauma life support course aims to improve the quality of trauma care and decrease mortality. The programme is based on a prehospital trauma care philosophy, stressing the treatment of the multi-system trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs. This course is designed for pre-hospital care providers and emergency services. This includes, EMTs, paramedics, nurses and combat medical technicians.

Course Accreditors
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PHTLS
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NAEMT
Course Content

This course aims to improve the quality of trauma care and decrease mortality. The program is based on a prehospital trauma care philosophy, stressing the treatment of the multi-system trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs.

This course is relevant to:

  • Appropriate for EMTs
  • Paramedics
  • Nurses
  • Physician assistants
  • Doctors
  • Combat Med Technicians
  • RM/RN Medical Assistants
  • Firefighters
  • Coastguard personnel
  • People aspiring to work offshore in the gas, oil and windfarm industry, and maritime industry
The syllabus includes:
Physiology of life and death
Scene assessment
Patient assessment
Airway
Breathing, ventilation and oxygenation
Circulation, haemorrhage and shock
Patients with disabilities
Patient simulations
Entry Criteria

Provider Course: 16 hour course for EMTs Paramedics, Nurses, Doctors

Refresher Course: 8 hour classroom course for individuals who have successfully completed the 16 hour PHTLS provider course within the last 4 years.

PHTLS training for First Responders: 8-hour classroom course accessible to first responders, Emergency Medical Responders, firefighters, rescue personnel and law enforcement officers.

 

 

Certification

Certification

Certificate of completion valid for 4 years

Accreditation

Recognized by:

NAEMT

Contact Details

Phone

+44 (0)1568 613942
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