As the required textbook for NAEMT's worldwide prehospital trauma life support courses, Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is the definitive resource for learning basic and advanced prehospital trauma skills and concepts. Now revised and expanded to cover all aspects of military prehospital trauma with twelve new chapters, the Military Edition is the ultimate trauma text for the military! Tailored expressly for the military, this book contains nine military medicine chapters written by the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care-the leading body that oversees trauma care. The Instructor's Resource Manual with CD-ROM is available for certified PHTLS instructors ONLY. It can be ordered through MosbyJems, but customers must first obtain an access code from the National PHTLS office at 1-800-94-PHTLS or 1-601-924-7744. Individuals may also call the above numbers for information on How to Become a PHTLS Instructor.
Provides CEUs for First Responders, EMTs, paramedics, nurses, & physicians; proceeds from the course go to the NAEMT and are used to support the profession; it improves the quality of care (research is available); can be incorporated into initial training or as a stand-alone continuing education course; promotes critical thinking as the foundation for providing quality care.
PHTLS is a continuing education program authored and administered by the PHTLS division of the National Association of EMTs (NAEMT) in conjunction with the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons.
A consistent approach for every body region makes the book easy to follow and includes content on anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, and assessment and management.
Airway, Thoracic, and Spinal Skills are presented in a heavily illustrated, step-by-step format.
Scenarios and Scenarios Solutions are provided for every chapter to promote critical thinking and allow real-world application.
More information on kinematics than any similar book on the market.
More comprehensive, covering ALL aspects of prehospital trauma
More thoroughly referenced than ever with the most accurate, up-to-date, evidence-based information available
Information on Prolonged/Extended Transport added to all applicable chapters.
Chapter on Burns provides an in-depth view of how to treat burn trauma patients.
A companion DVD-ROM (new format) shows full-screen video clips of all airway and spinal skills used in PHTLS. Skills are even subtitled in six languages! It also contains information - such as the Glasgow Coma Scale, Revised Trauma Score, Rule of Nines, Parkland Formula, and Pediatric Vital Signs - to download to your PDA.
15 completely updated and revised chapters keep readers on the cutting-edge of trauma care.
Nine chapters specific to military medicine make this the ultimate military trauma text.
Two Environmental Trauma chapters offer more information on a wide variety of environmental emergency topics.
8 laminated quick reference cards with helpful information such as the Glasgow Coma Scale, spinal immobilization, and more for easy quick-reference.