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Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

Brief Course Description

The Prehospital Trauma Life Support(PHTLS) course is designed for all levels of prehospital care provider personnel. The target audience includes: EMT’s, first responders (fire, police, search & rescue, etc.), paramedics, nurses (including Industrial based Occupational Health Nurses), physicians, and physician assistants.

The PHTLS Course provides the prehospital care provider with specific knowledge and skills related to assessment and care, increasing the probability of a victim surviving a traumatic event. The course is scenario based, with lectures and interactive skills stations designed to impart knowledge and proficiency, dependent on level of licensure.

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Course Registration and Fees

PLEASE NOTE - ONLINE COURSE REGISTRATION CLOSES 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE COURSE.

Click HERE to see a complete list of all of our upcoming courses, or click the link below to register for the upcoming PHTLS Provider Course.

PHTLS Provider Course

2-day face to face course (16 hours CE) - 4 year certificate

Course Registration Fee: $275
PHTLS Text (required): $75
Shipping (optional): $10

Southern California Campus

PHTLS Fast-Track Hybrid Provider Course

about 8 hours on-line (code provided after registration) and then 1-day face to face skills (16 hours CE) - 4 year certificate

Course Registration Fee: $275
PHTLS Text (required): $75
Shipping (optional): $10

Southern California Campus
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PHTLS Detailed Course Description

The Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) course is designed for all levels of prehospital care provider personnel. The target audience includes: EMT’s, first responders (fire, police, search & rescue, etc.), paramedics, nurses (including Industrial based Occupational Health Nurses), physicians, and physician assistants.

The PHTLS Course provides the prehospital care provider with specific knowledge and skills related to assessment and care, increasing the chance of a victim surviving a traumatic event. The course is scenario based, with lectures and interactive skills stations designed to impart knowledge and proficiency, dependent on level of licensure.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the relationship of kinematics to trauma and its role in patient management
  2. Demonstrate the ability to carry out an initial primary survey, a secondary survey, and a physical exam
  3. Identify the need for spinal immobilization and rapid transport
  4. Show competency in airway management while maintaining in-line cervical spine immobilization
  5. Describe the physiology of aging and discuss special considerations involved in patient management
Curriculum
Kinematics of injury Head Trauma
Adult & Child Patient Assessment and Management Musculoskeletal Trauma
Airway Management and Ventilation Shock and Fluids
Thoracic Trauma Trauma management of the elderly
Spinal Trauma  
Provider Information

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, #CEP 12806; OCEMS California EMS CE #30-0069.

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PHTLS Provider Materials

It is mandatory to have the most recent version of the PHTLS text with you for the course.  To ensure you have the most up to date version, the most current text is included with your course registration.  To learn more about PHTLS and the PHTLS program, visit the creators of PHTLS, the National Association of EMTs, by clicking the link below.

PHTLS Provider Training

Please bring the following with you to your course:

  • Print and complete your PHTLS Pre-Test

You should use the PHTLS text to successfully complete the assignments.

 

PHTLS Pre-Course Materials to be Completed

Click on the item to download and open. You will need a ".pdf" reader to open and view. You may download a free one from Adobe by clicking HERE. These are password protected. The password can be found in your registration confirmation email.

 

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