Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
ProAction offers Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) in El Paso, Texas and Las Cruces, New Mexico.
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 can make reasoned decisions regarding patient care. See our entire schedule here.
The course covers the following topics:
- Physiology of life and death
- Scene assessment
- Patient assessment
- Breathing, ventilation, and oxygenation
- Circulation, hemorrhage, and shock
- Patients with disabilities
- Patient simulations
PHTLS is appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, nurses, physician assistants, physicians, and other prehospital providers. The program is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT, a perfect solution for EMS renewal continuing education.