Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

Course Description: Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is recognized around the world as the leading continuing education program for prehospital emergency trauma care. PHTLS courses improve the quality of trauma care in your area 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 may require an approach to the trauma patient that varies from traditional treatment modalities. PHTLS promotes critical thinking as the foundation for providing quality care. The course is scenario-based, with lectures and interactive skills station components to enhance knowledge and further develop the critical thinking skills required to effectively treat trauma patients in the field.

Course Length: Approximately 16 hours 

Location: 8022 San Miguel Canyon Road, Prunedale, CA, 93907 (for directions click on "info library")

Intended Audience: Available to all levels of prehospital care providers, and programs are typically attended by emergency first responders such as fire, police, search & rescue professionals, EMTs, paramedics, nurses (including industrial-based occupational health nurses), physicians and physician assistants.

Student Materials: PreHospital Trauma Life Support Manual, Precourse Preparation Exam

Card Type: PHTLS Provider Card

Written/Skills Exam: Required for completion card

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