PHTLS

4.75 ( 8 )

Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is the world’s premier prehospital trauma education developed in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons to promote critical thinking in addressing multi-system trauma and provide the latest evidence-based treatment practices.

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Course Objectives

Upon Completing the course the student will be able to:

  • Recognize the seriousness of traumatic injury as a disease, globally, and within the local community
  • Discuss the responder’s role and responsibilities in injury prevention
  • Understand the use of baseline determinations
  • Understand how to carry out a trauma scene assessment
  • Manage a safe-scene environment from pre to post-incident
  • Understand the need to maintain manual stabilisation of the patient’s head and spine at all times

Course Content

  • Scene Safety and Assessment
  • Airway management
  • Rapid Assessment and Extrication
  • Surgical airway/chest decompression
  • Spinal immobilisation
  • The Phases of Trauma Care
  • Critical Thinking
  • Physiology of Shock
  • Anatomy and Pathophysiology of Shock
  • Types of Shock
  • Complications of Shock
  • Blunt Trauma
  • Penetrating Trauma
  • Blast Injury
  • Head Trauma
PHTLS was last modified: August 28th, 2017 by rtmad21

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8 reviews for PHTLS

  1. Erin
    5 out of 5

    Excellent class look forward to more

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  2. Layla
    5 out of 5

    Great information and presentation of material

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  3. Teresa
    5 out of 5

    Great Course.

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  4. Nellie
    5 out of 5

    A great way to keep up to date 

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  5. Tom
    4 out of 5

    These courses are always enjoyable.

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PHTLS was last modified: August 28th, 2017 by rtmad21