PHTLS Courses

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The following PHTLS courses are offered to address the needs of providers and instructors:


Provider Course: 16-hour course for EMTs, paramedics, nurses, physician assistants, physicians and other prehospital providers.  Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a certificate of completion, a wallet card recognizing them as PHTLS providers for 4 years, and 16 hours of CAPCE credit.  This course may be offered as a classroom course, or a hybrid course where students take 8 hours of the course online followed by 8 hours in the classroom.


Refresher Course:  8 hour course for individuals who have successfully completed the respective PHTLS provider course within the past four years.  This course is offered at Basic, Advanced or Combined levels, and Military refresher courses are also available.  Current PHTLS provider certificate or wallet card required. 


Instructor Update: 4 hour course for current PHTLS instructors, coordinators or affiliates to be updated on all aspects of new edition text materials. This course is required with each new edition to maintain current instructor status.


PHTLS for First Responders:  8 hour course for emergency medical responders, police officers, firefighters, rescue personnel and safety officers to prepare for rendering care to trauma patients until EMS personnel arrive.