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PHTLS Trauma First Response

Author(s): NAEMT
American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma
  • ISBN-13: 9780323077972
  • Paperback    370 pages      © 2011
Price: $40.95 US List
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As the required textbook for NAEMT's Trauma First Response course, PHTLS Trauma First Response delivers comprehensive, evidence-based guidelines culled from NAEMT's internationally renowned Prehospital Trauma Life Support, Seventh Edition text to help you provide the most effective pre-EMS trauma treatment. It's the perfect book for first responders, police, officers, firefighters, rescue personnel, and safety officers!

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Features & Benefits

Confidently manage the immediate needs of trauma patients with proven first response strategies!

  • Comprehensive, evidenced-based coverage reflects the latest research across all aspects of prehospital and first-response-level trauma in one convenient resource.
  • Heavily illustrated presentation guides you step-by-step through essential skills.
  • Scenarios and Scenario Solutions challenge you to apply treatment concepts to realistic situations.
  • Unparalleled kinematics coverage helps you understand and effectively manage impact trauma.
  • Chapter Objectives and closing Summaries break down must-know information for easier understanding.
  • Dedicated chapters on Burn Trauma and Disaster Management detail the latest management techniques and protocols for these critical areas.
Chapter 1  Introduction to PHTLS and TFR
Chapter 2  Mechanisms of Injury and Kinematics of Trauma
Chapter 3  Assessment of the Scene and Patient
Chapter 4  Airway and Breathing
Chapter 5  Circulation and Shock
Chapter 6  Disability: Brain and Spine Trauma
Chapter 7  Musculoskeletal Trauma
Chapter 8  Burn Trauma
Chapter 9  Environmental and Wilderness Trauma
Chapter 10  Pediatric and Geriatric Trauma
Chapter 11  Disaster Management and Weapons of Mass Destruction
Chapter 12  Golden Principles of Prehospital Trauma Care


Formed in 1975 and more than 32,000 members strong, the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) is the nation’s only organization solely dedicated to representing the professional interests of all EMS practitioners, including paramedics, emergency medical technicians, emergency medical responders and other professionals working in prehospital emergency medicine. NAEMT members work in all sectors of EMS, including government service agencies, fire departments, hospital-based ambulance services, private companies, industrial and special operations settings, and in the military. NAEMT represents all EMS practitioners in promoting: • Greater understanding and appreciation by government agencies at the local, state and national levels of the role that EMS plays in our nation's health care, public safety, and disaster response systems. • Pay and benefits that reflects their professional training, responsibilities and dedication. • Leadership at the federal level that fosters and supports the delivery of quality EMS nationwide. • Adequate and sustainable funding for EMS in all locations. • Public policy that supports EMS practitioners and the patients they serve.
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American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma

The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913, dedicated to improving the care of the surgical patient and to safeguarding standards of care in an optimal and ethical practice environment.