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PHTLS: Prehospital Trauma Life Support, Eighth Edition is the premier and proven global prehospital trauma education program from NAEMT. For three decades, PHTLS has improved the quality of trauma patient care and has saved lives. The Eighth Edition of PHTLS continues the PHTLS mission to promote excellence in trauma patient management by all providers involved in the delivery of prehospital care through global education.
This legendary program was first developed by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) in the early 1980s in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT). Its medical content is continuously revised and updated to reflect current, state-of-the-art knowledge and practice. PHTLS promotes critical thinking as the foundation for providing quality care. It is based on the belief that EMS practitioners make the best decisions on behalf of their patients when given a good foundation of knowledge and key principles. The Eighth Edition of PHTLS features a new chapter, Physiology of Life and Death. This chapter creates a solid understanding of the physiology of life and pathophysiology that can lead to death. This understanding is essential for the prehospital care provider if abnormalities are to be found and addressed quickly in the trauma patient.
Clear Approach to Assessing a Trauma Patient
In the field, seconds count. PHTLS teaches and reinforces the principles of rapidly assessing a trauma patient using an orderly approach, immediately treating life-threatening problems as they are identified, and minimizing any delays in initiating transport to an appropriate destination.
Dynamic Technology Solutions
World-class content joins instructionally sound design in a user-friendly online interface to give instructors and students a truly interactive and engaging learning experience with:
• Video Demonstrations of Critical Skills
• Interactive Lectures
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Division 1 Introduction
Chapter 1 PHTLS: Past, Present, and Future
Chapter 2 Injury Prevention
Division 2 Assessment and Management
Chapter 3 The Science, Art, and Ethics of Prehospital Care: Principles, Preferences, and Critical Thinking
Chapter 4 Physiology of Life and Death
Chapter 5 Kinematics of Trauma
Chapter 6 Scene Assessment
Chapter 7 Patient Assessment and Management
Chapter 8 Airway and Ventilation
Chapter 9 Shock
Division 3 Specific Injuries
Chapter 10 Head Trauma
Chapter 11 Spinal Trauma
Chapter 12 Thoracic Trauma
Chapter 13 Abdominal Trauma
Chapter 14 Musculoskeletal Trauma
Chapter 15 Burn Injuries
Chapter 16 Pediatric Trauma
Chapter 17 Geriatric Trauma
Division 4 Summary
Chapter 18 Golden Principles of Prehospital Trauma Care
Division 5 Mass Causalities and Terrorism
Chapter 19 Disaster Management
Chapter 20 Explosions and Weapons of Mass Destruction
Division 6 Special Considerations
Chapter 21 Environmental Trauma I: Heat and Cold
Chapter 22 Environmental Trauma II: Lightning, Drowning, Diving, and Altitude
Chapter 23 Wilderness Trauma Care
Chapter 24 Civilian Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS)
National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT)
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.
Additional Titles by this Author
- ISBN-13: 9780763781675
- ISBN-13: 9781284041118
- ISBN-13: 9781284040920