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Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support Course (PHTLS)

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.

Regional course dates and locations

Content

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 practitioners

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Format

Lectures and interactive skills stations. Through an assessment-based approach, students gain deeper knowledge and are exposed to new skills.

Additional Information

Duration

2 days