PHTLS (Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support)

Prometheus is an NAEMT-registered provider of the 16-hour PHTLS (Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support) course.
 

What is PHTLS?

 
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.
 
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.
 

What does PHTLS cover?

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.

How will I learn?

We put great emphasis on the “hands-on” aspects of our training course, creating true-to-life, high fidelity medical simulations, helping you learn through immersive practical sessions and skill stations.

Experience as close to genuine patient trauma care as possible – using SIMBODIES™, our ultra-realistic manikins, crafted with outstanding attention to detail, ensuring that every human feature necessary is replicated in your training.

Train with award-winning medical equipment, as used by Ambulance Services and Armed Forces globally.

Why train with us?

All Prometheus Medical instructors are active, clinically current practitioners, meaning candidates will benefit from the most up-to-date medical knowledge.

Where will I learn?

At our purpose-built Herefordshire Campus or, for group bookings, your site if you prefer.

Available courses

All courses shown are at the Hereford campus.

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22/08/2024 23/08/2024 6 £465 +VAT BOOK NOW
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03/10/2024 04/10/2024 9 £465 +VAT BOOK NOW
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02/12/2024 03/12/2024 11 £465 +VAT BOOK NOW

Professional Pathways

Entry Criteria

PHTLS (Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support) is a 16-hour course for CMTs, EMTs, paramedics, nurses, physician assistants, physicians and other prehospital providers.

PHTLS Skills Framework

PHTLS is the global gold standard in prehospital trauma education and is taught in over 80 countries. PHTLS is appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, nurses, physician assistants, physicians, and other prehospital practitioners. PHTLS is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT.

How long is PHTLS valid for?

PHTLS certificate is valid for 4 years.

NAEMT Registered Provider

The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) is the only national association representing the professional interests of paramedics, advanced emergency medical technicians, emergency medical technicians, emergency medical responders and other professionals providing prehospital and out-of-hospital emergent, urgent or preventive medical care.

Course Content

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

Course Details Brochure

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Train with the best

All Prometheus Medical instructors are clinically current practitioners, meaning candidates will benefit from the most up-to-date medical knowledge and experience. We put great emphasis on the “hands-on” aspects of course training, using SIMBODIES™, our ultra-realistic manikins, to create true-to-life trauma medical simulations. The medical equipment that students have access to whilst training includes award-winning products used globally by Ambulance Services and Armed Forces.

Course Accreditors

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