PHTLS: Prehospital Trauma Life Support Online Continuing Education offers both a powerful assessment tool and a valuable learning experience for EMS practitioners.
Each of the clinical modules in PHTLS Online Continuing Education includes an interactive patient scenario where EMS practitioners can apply the PHTLS principles and gain valuable experience in a convenient and safe online environment. The importance of XABCDE (eXsanguinating hemorrhage, airway, breathing, circulation, disability, and exposure/environment) reinforced in every module.
allows EMS practitioners to earn eight hours of CAPCE-approved credit. This course is designed for independent learners and PHTLS cards will not be issued upon its successful completion.
For additional information about PHTLS, contact NAEMT at 1-800-346-2368 or [email protected] today.
Types of PHTLS Courses
PHTLS meets a broad range of training needs in flexible formats, including classroom and online.
16-hour course for EMTs, paramedics, nurses, physician assistants, physicians and other prehospital care
practitioners. Offered as a classroom course and as a hybrid course (8 hours of online instruction followed by 8 hours in the classroom) in English. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a certificate of completion, a wallet card recognizing them as a PHTLS provider for 4 years, and 16 hours of CAPCE credit.
8-hour classroom course for individuals who have successfully completed the 16-hour PHTLS provider course within the past 4 years. Current PHTLS provider certificate or wallet card required. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a certificate of completion and 8 hours of CAPCE credit.
PHTLS for First Responders Provider Course:
8-hour classroom course for first responders including emergency medical responders (EMR),
firefighters, rescue personnel, and law enforcement officers. Upon successful completion of this course, students receive a certificate of completion, a wallet card good for 4 years and 8 hours of CAPCE credit.
Online PHTLS Module:
8-hour online module that covers the didactic portion of the PHTLS course. Available in English. Upon successful completion of the module, students receive a certificate of completion and 8 hours of CAPCE credit.
4-hour course for current PHTLS instructors provides a comprehensive overview of content and features of a new edition of PHTLS. This course required with each new edition of PHTLS to maintain current instructor status. Offered online in English and Spanish, and may be offered as a classroom course in other languages