The NAEMT Instructor Update for the tenth edition is designed specifically for all approved PHTLS instructors to prepare them to teach the tenth edition of PHTLS: Prehospital Trauma Life Support. This update will cover the revised and new course content, including the updated ACS National Guidelines for the Field Triage of Injured Patients, an advanced discussion on the challenges of prolonged scene time, consideration of when to shift efforts from search and rescue to recovery in the setting of a drowning victim, the United Kingdom Fire and Rescue Guidelines for search and rescue, new content on blast injuries, clarification on the role of pelvic binders, presentation of the emerging role of prehospital blood transfusion in hemorrhagic shock in reducing 30-day mortality, and current content addressing special considerations, including weapons of mass destruction and environmental trauma.
PHTLS 10E Instructor Update
PHTLS: Prehospital Trauma Life Support, Ninth Edition instructor status is required for completion. After successfully completing the online instructor update, PHTLS instructors may begin teaching the tenth edition of PHTLS.
NOTE: Only current PHTLS, Ninth Edition instructors will be recognized as PHTLS, Tenth Edition instructors following the completion of this course.
About the Author
Formed in 1975 and more than 32,000 members strong, the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) is the nation’s only organization solely dedicated to representing the professional interests of all EMS practitioners, including paramedics, emergency medical technicians, emergency medical responders and other professionals working in prehospital emergency medicine. NAEMT members work in all sectors of EMS, including government service agencies, fire departments, hospital-based ambulance services, private companies, industrial and special operations settings, and in the military. NAEMT represents all EMS practitioners in promoting: • Greater understanding and appreciation by government agencies at the local, state and national levels of the role that EMS plays in our nation’s health care, public safety, and disaster response systems. • Pay and benefits that reflects their professional training, responsibilities and dedication. • Leadership at the federal level that fosters and supports the delivery of quality EMS nationwide. • Adequate and sustainable funding for EMS in all locations. • Public policy that supports EMS practitioners and the patients they serve.