Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Course

Curriculum Provider:
National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians
Certification Duration:
4 Years
Course Format:
Classroom Lecture, Small Group Learning Stations, Practical Testing Scenarios and Written Exam.

Cascade Training Center provides official NAEMT Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support certification courses. Upon successful course completion you will be issued an official NAEMT PHTLS provider card.

The PHTLS Provider course is designed to be an intensive 16 hour course for emergency medical responders, EMTs, Paramedics, nurses, physician assistants and physicians. This course is offered at Basic, Advanced or Combined levels, and Military Provider courses are also available. PHTLS training is a continuing education program authored and administered by the PHTLS division of the National Association of EMTs (NAEMT) in conjunction with the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons. Comprehensive, evidenced-based coverage incorporates the latest research across all aspects of prehospital trauma in one convenient resource. The PHTLS credential is good for 4 years and offers 16 hours for continuing education credit. Students are expected to participate in lecture, learning stations, review stations and skills testing scenarios. The ACLS curriculum includes:

  • Assessment & Scene Management
  • Traumatic Injuries
    • Head Trauma
    • Spinal Trauma
    • Thoracic Trauma
    • Abdominal Trauma
    • Musculoskeletal Trauma
    • Treatment of Burns
  • Special Populations
    • Geriatric Trauma
    • Pediatric Trauma
    • Environmental Emergencies
    • Civilian Tactical EMS Support (TEMS)

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