NAEMT Prehospital Trauma Life Support

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This class is in person only on July 18 and 19 from 9:00-5:00 at our facility on 207 Sutton Ln, Colorado Springs, CO 80907


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.

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. 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.

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Course Content

Physiology of life and death

Scene assessment

Patient assessment

Hemorrhage control


Breathing, ventilation, and oxygenation

Circulation and shock

Special populations

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