Hunter's Ambulance

Prehospital Trauma Life Support- PHTLS

PHTLS- Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support

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 through global education.  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 in your area and decrease mortality. The program is based on a prehospital trauma care philosophy, stressing the treatment of 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 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. The PHTLS course is continuously updated and revised to keep up with the advances in the field, ATLS Guidelines and feedback from PHTLS participants.


PHTLS course is the initial course for those who do not hold a current PHTLS. This course is designed for anyone providing trauma care in the pre-hospital setting. Paramedic's and EMT's are the primary audience, but physicians and nurses that treat trauma in the prehospital setting are encouraged to participate in this class as well. There are 2 models for this class. Both are  CAPCE accredited for 16 hours.

The classroom is 16 hours of classroom & skills across 2-4 days.   PHTLS Hybrid includes 8 hours of online content and 8 hours of skills across 1-2 days 

Book or ebook is included in the cost.

COURSE LENGTH: 16 Hours classroom 

COURSE LENGTH: 8 Hours classroom & 8 Hours online                                                                                                                   

2022 Dates:

PHTLS Hybrid: 


PHTLS refresher course is the for those who currently hold a PHTLS card and need to refresh their skills and review any changes to the standards. It is an 8 hour course and consists of skills and standards review.


COURSE COST: $175.00
COURSE LENGTH: 8 hours classroom         


Contact us for class information- 203-514-5181 or