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.
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.
Although PHTLS originated in the United States, it has evolved and serves very much as an international program, now available to EMS providers in 37 countries. [PHTLS International]
For information about this course please visit the NAEMT website.
Course Requirements: Course registrations close 10 days before the course’s scheduled start day.
Class size limited to 16 participants
The Refresher courses will accept ITLS certifications.
Grand Rapids Course Schedule for Initial Provider: This course is offered at the Life EMS Ambulance building: 1275 Cedar St NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503 in basement classroom.
July 27 & July 28: 9AM – 6PM
November 9 & November 10: 9AM – 6PMber
Grand Rapids Course Schedule for Refresher Course: This course is offered at the Life EMS Ambulance building: 1275 Cedar St NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503 in basement classroom.
October 27: 8:30AM – 6PM
Initial Provider: $325