PHTLS: Prehospital Trauma Life Support, Tenth Edition
Over three decades ago, PHTLS: Prehospital Trauma Life Support, Tenth Edition transformed the assessment and management of trauma patients in the field, improving the quality of trauma patient care and saving lives around the world. The tenth edition of this trusted, comprehensive resource continues the PHTLS mission to promote excellence in trauma patient management by all prehospital care practitioners through global education. First developed by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) in the early 1980s in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT), this proven program includes updated medical content to reflect current, evidence-based knowledge and practice. PHTLS promotes critical thinking as the foundation for providing quality care, knowing that EMS practitioners make the best decisions on behalf of their patients when given a solid foundation of knowledge and key principles to fuel their critical-thinking skills.
A Clear Approach to Assessing a Trauma Patient
In the field, seconds count. The tenth edition of PHTLS: Prehospital Trauma Life Support, Tenth Edition teaches and reinforces the principles of rapidly assessing a trauma patient using an orderly approach, immediately treating life-threatening problems as they are identified, and minimizing delays in initiating transport to an appropriate destination.
– 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
– Current content addressing special considerations, including weapons of mass destruction and environmental trauma
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.
Will Publish: April 26, 2023