North Dakota Emergency Medical Services Association

Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

May 6th and 7th, 2023- McClusky Ambulance Service. 

(311 Main St.) McClusky ND 8:30-5pm (Limit 20)

March 11-12, 2023 LaMoure Emergency Response Center (315 3rd Ave. SE) LaMoure 8:30-5pm (Limit 20)- POSTPONED

April 1-2, 2023 Dickinson Public Safety Building (2475 State Ave. ) Dickinson 8:30-5pm (Limit 20)

NDEMSA Members- $150.00

Non Members- $200.00 

Register Here for the course you want to attend.

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. The course 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.

North Dakota EMS Association

1622 East Interstate Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58503


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