PHTLS – Prehospital Trauma Life Support

What is PHTLS?

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.

Who can do this course?

It is for all levels of practitioners with a strong commitment to patient care, including:

  • EMTs
  • Paramedics
  • Nurses
  • Physicians

What is the course content?

The course contents of ITLS and PHTLS are the same and the most importantly stresses contents of PHTLS are as mentioned below:

  • Airway management
  • Rapid extrication and assessment
  • Surgical airway / chest decompression
  • Spinal immobilisation

What is the course duration?

16 hours, 2 days program.

What are the international endorsements associated with the course?

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.

How long is the certification valid for?

Students who successfully complete the PHTLS course will receive a certificate of completion that is valid for four years.