PHTLS Provider (2-day course) - PHTLS-0008

Thursday, May 26, 2022 - Friday, May 27, 2022

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Registration open through 5/22/2022 11:59 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)


NAEMT's Prehospital Trauma Life Support 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 course improve the quality of trauma care and decrease mortality. The program is based on the philosophy stressing the treatment of multi-system trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs. PHTLS promotes critical thinking as the foundation for provider 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 courses utilizes the internationally recognized PHTLS textbook and covers the following topics:


  • Physiology of life and death
  • Scene assessment
  • Patient assessment
  • Airway
  • Breathing, ventilation and oxygenation
  • Circulation, hemorrhage and shock
  • Patients with disabilities
  • Patient simulations


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.





EMS Providers $50




West Hospital, Basement (North Wing)
1200 East Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23298

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We are located in the basement of West Hospital, NORTH WING.

Parking may be found at VCU Health Visitor/Patient Parking in Deck E and S, located at 12th and Leigh Streets.

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The VCU Center for Trauma and Critical Care Education was established in 1980 in order to provide education to the volunteer EMS community in Central Virginia. Today, the Center offers comprehensive training programs for the VCU medical center and community care providers.



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