About this course
NAEMT’s Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is recognized around the world as the leading continuing education program for prehospital emergency trauma care. The mission of PHTLS is to promote excellence in trauma patient management by all providers involved in the delivery of prehospital care. PHTLS is developed by NAEMT in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma. The Committee provides the medical direction and content oversight for the PHTLS program. PHTLS courses improve the quality of trauma care and decrease mortality. The program is based on a philosophy stressing the treatment of the multi-system trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs. PHTLS promotes critical thinking as the foundation for providing quality care. It is based on the belief that, given a good fund of knowledge and key principles, EMS practitioners are capable of making reasoned decisions regarding patient care.
PHTLS is the global gold standard in prehospital trauma education and is taught in 64 countries. PHTLS is appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, nurses, physician assistants, physicians, and other prehospital providers. PHTLS is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT.
RESPONDER & PRACTITIONER VERSIONS AVAILABLE
Provider Course: 16-hour course for EMTs, paramedics, nurses, physician assistants, physicians and other prehospital providers.This course may be offered as a classroom course, or a hybrid course where students take 8 hours of the course online followed by 8 hours in the classroom.
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.
- Physiology of life and death
- Scene assessment
- Patient assessment
- Breathing, ventilation and oxygenation
- Circulation, hemorrhage and shock
- Patients with disabilities
- Patient simulations
Upon successful completion of the course, students receive an NAEMT certificate of completion, a wallet card recognizing them as PHTLS providers for 4 years, and 16 hours of CAPCE, CPD credit.
Pre-Course Knowledge Check
In Course Practical Skills Assessments
Post Course MCQ Assessment
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Our NAEMT Faculty Members
Dan Davern MSc BSc GDip NQEMT AP
Dan is a qualified advanced paramedic with a diploma in Emergency medical technology from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and a graduate diploma in emergency medical science from UCD and a masters degree in emergency medical science from UCD. Along with Dan’s many years of clinical practice he also holds a Cardiac First Responder Advanced Instructor certificate, a diploma in continuing education and training from NUIM and an educational award from the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council at Tutor level.
Dermot Murray GDip Dip NQEMT AP
Dermot is a qualified advanced paramedic with a diploma in Emergency medical technology from Northeastern University and an higher diploma in Emergency medical science from UCD. Along with Dermot’s many years of clinical practice he also holds a Cardiac First Responder Advanced Instructor certificate and a diploma in continuing education and training from NUIM.
Terry Dore MSc BSc GDip Dip NQEMT AP
Terry has been on faculty with DX2 Training Solutions since 2010, he currently holds a Dip in Emergency Medical Technology from Royal College of Surgeons, a GDip in Emergency Medical Science from UCD giving him Advanced Paramedic status here in Ireland, a BSc in Paramedics studies from University of Limerick and an MSc in Emergency Medical Science form UCD. Terry is a multi disciplined PHECC Tutor delivering multiple courses across our suite and specialises in the delivery of practitioner education and Paediatric Education for Pre-Hospital professionals. Terry is also a faculty member of The Graduate Entry Medical School at University of Limerick and course director for our NQEMT programme through DX2 Institute of Pre-Hospital Education.
Derek Fox MSc GDip Dip NQEMT AP
Derek has been a faculty member with DX2 Training Solutions since 2012, he currently holds a Dip in Emergency Medical Technology from Northeastern University in the USA, a GDip in Emergency Medical Science from UCD giving him Advanced Paramedic status here in Ireland and an Msc in Emergency Medical Science. Derek is a multi disciplined instructor delivering multiple courses across our suite and specialises in the delivery of Paediatric Education for Pre-Hospital professionals and our Emergency First Response course. Derek is currently a Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council Examiner and facilitator
Fergus Byrne Dip NQEMT P
Fergus has been a faculty member with DX2 Training Solutions since 2012, he currently holds Dip in Emergency Medical Technology from Northeastern University in the USA granting him Paramedic status here in Ireland. Ferugs is a multi disciplined instructor delivering multiple courses across our suite, his instructor qualifications are visible on his Linkedin profile. Fergus also holds the educational award of Facilitator with the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council and also serves as a PHECC Examiner.