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You MUST pre-register and pre-pay for this program NO LATER THAN Wednesday, October 9, 2013.
You may temporarily reserve a spot by visiting http://phtls-ostti.eventbrite.com/.
Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is recognized throughout the world as the leading continuing education program for prehospital emergency trauma care. First offered in 1983, the program has trained more than 740,000 EMS practitioners to date. Although PHTLS originated in the United States, it is now available internationally to EMS practitioners in more than 55 countries.
Created by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), in cooperation with the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons (ACS/COT), PHTLS teaches clinically proven principles of trauma care modified for the prehospital situation, offering a uniquely scientific approach that decreases morbidity and mortality.
The course promotes critical thinking as the foundation for quality care and stresses treatment of multi-system trauma in the field, which may require an approach that varies from traditional treatment modalities. The program is built on the belief that, well armed with a solid base of clinical knowledge and principles of care, EMS practitioners and other prehospital emergency care providers are fully able to make sound decisions regarding patient care.
Based on the ACS Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) program, the course is continuously updated and revised to keep up with advances in the field, ATLS guidelines and feedback from course participants and is fully reviewed and revised every four years.
Through interactive scenario stations and group discussion and review, PHTLS addresses critical thinking and scientifically proven principles in multi-system trauma care.
Students who take the PHTLS provider course will learn to:
• Describe the physiology and kinematics of injury.
• Understand the need for rapid assessment of the trauma patient.
• Transport patients to the appropriate medical facility depending on the level and extent of their injuries.
• Advance their level of knowledge in regard to examination and diagnostic skills.
• Enhance their performance in the assessment and treatment of the trauma patient.
• Advance their level of competence in regard to specific prehospital trauma intervention skills.
• Provide an overview and establish management methods for prehospital care of the multisystem trauma patient.
Student skills are tested at the end of the 16-hour (two-day) course through a written test and hands-on scenario evaluations.
This program is offered through and hosted by On-Sight Tactical Training Institute in Estero, FL. On-Sight is an authorized regional training facility for the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians' (NAEMT) Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) and the Law Enforcement First Responder Tactical Casualty Care (LE-FRTCC) provider curriculums, and is the southwest Florida regional training campus for the American Medical Academy.