Prehospital Trauma Life Support Course Manual

The Prehospital Trauma Life Support Course (PHTLS) is an education program developed between NAEMT (National Association Of Emergency Medicine Technicians) and the American College of Surgeons.

The course manual is available (somewhat inexplicably, because this manual is for sale online!) from the website of the French PHTLS group:

Chapters are here (and are NOT hosted at

1) PHTLS – Past, present, and future

2) Injury prevention

3) The science and art of prehospital care: Principles, preferences, and critical thinking

4) Kinematics of trauma

5) Scene assessment

6) Patient assessment and management

7) Airway and ventilation

8) Shock

9) Head trauma

10) Spine trauma

11) Thoracic trauma

12) Abdominal trauma

13) Musculoskeletal trauma

14) Burn injuries

15) Paediatric trauma

16) Geriatric trauma

17) Golden principles of prehospital trauma care

18) Disaster management

19) Explosions and weapons of mass destruction

20) Environmental trauma I: Heat and cold

21) Environmental trauma II: Drowning, lightning, diving, and altitude

22) Wilderness trauma care

23) Civilian tactical emergency medical support (TEMS)

24) Glossary

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