Life EMS Ambulance is pleased to announce course offerings for Prehospital Trauma Life Support. Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) courses are nationally recognized continuing education programs for prehospital emergency health care professionals that bring the care of the trauma patient into a single focus. While PHTLS originated in the United States, it has evolved and now serves as an international program, available to EMS providers in 37 countries. [PHTLS International]
PHTLS courses provide a prehospital trauma care philosophy, stressing the need to treat the multi-system trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs. This may require an approach to the trauma patient that varies from traditional treatment modalities. PHTLS courses are based on the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), a course for physicians developed by the American College of Surgeons-Committee on Trauma. More importantly, PHTLS courses follow the principles of care of trauma patients as developed by the Committee on Trauma.
For information about this course please visit the NAEMT website.
PHTLS Hybrid Class Dates:
This PHTLS course is a hybrid course. At your convenience you will complete about 8 hours of online training, then come in for an eight hours skills day to complete the course. This hybrid course requires that you have a computer and internet access.
Course Fees: Refresher Hybrid Course $225
- September 17, 2021 – Kalamazoo
- November 19, 2021 – Grand Rapids
PHTLS Initial Class Dates:
This class should be taken if you’ve never taken a PHTLS class before.
Course Fee: PHTLS Initial $325
Time: 9am-5pm, both days
- Future dates to be determined
Grand Rapids: 1279 Cedar St NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Kalamazoo: 517 E North St Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Registration: Course registrations close 14 days before the course’s scheduled skills day. Class size limited to 12 participants. The Refresher courses will accept ITLS certifications.
** Refunds will only be issued with two-weeks advance notice of cancellation prior to the class start date **
Initial Provider: $325