The PHTLS course is an intensive two-day experience. It emphasises the need for a rapid assessment of the critical trauma patient, treatment of shock and hypoxaemia, and rapid transportation to an appropriate hospital.
Courses are not run at The Royal College of Surgeons of England. Applications should be made through approved regional centres.
PHTLS course information designed to assist regional centre coordinators can be found here.
The PHTLS course is an intensive two-day experience. It emphasises the need for:
- Rapid assessment of the critical trauma patient
- Treatment of shock and hypoxaemia
- Rapid transportation to an appropriate hospital
Target Audience / Suitability
HCD qualified technicians, HPC registered paramedics, registered nurses involved in pre-hospital care, registered medical practitionersAm I suitable?
Lectures and interactive skills stations. Through an assessment-based approach, students gain deeper knowledge and are exposed to new skills.