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PHTLS: Prehospital Trauma Life Support, Eighth Edition

PHTLS: Prehospital Trauma Life Support, Eighth Edition



PHTLS: Prehospital Trauma Life Support, Eighth Edition
Includes eBook with Interactive Tools



  • ISBN-13: 9781284041736
Each new print copy of PHTLS: Prehospital Trauma Life Support, Eighth Edition also includes an access code that unlocks a complete eBook and skills videos.


PHTLS: Prehospital Trauma Life Support, Eighth Edition is the next step in the evolution of the premier global prehospital trauma education program. For three decades, PHTLS has improved the quality of trauma patient care and has saved lives. The Eighth Edition of PHTLS continues the PHTLS mission to promote excellence in trauma patient management by all providers involved in the delivery of prehospital care through global education.
This legendary program was first developed by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) in the early 1980s in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT). Its medical content is continuously revised and updated to reflect current, state-of-the-art knowledge and practice. PHTLS promotes critical thinking as the foundation for providing quality care. It is based on the belief that EMS practitioners make the best decisions on behalf of their patients when given a good foundation of knowledge and key principles. The Eighth Edition of PHTLS features a new chapter, Physiology of Life and Death. This chapter creates a solid understanding of the physiology of life and pathophysiology that can lead to death. This understanding is essential for the prehospital care provider if abnormalities are to be found and addressed quickly in the trauma patient.
Clear Approach to Assessing a Trauma Patient
In the field, seconds count. PHTLS teaches and reinforces the principles of rapidly assessing a trauma patient using an orderly approach, immediately treating life-threatening problems as they are identified, and minimizing any delays in initiating transport to an appropriate destination.
Dynamic Technology Solutions
World-class content joins instructionally sound design in a user-friendly online interface to give instructors and students a truly interactive and engaging learning experience with:
•    eBook
•    Video Demonstrations of Critical Skills
•    Interactive Lectures
Division 1  Introduction
  Chapter 1  PHTLS: Past, Present, and Future
  Chapter 2  Injury Prevention
Division 2  Assessment and Management 
  Chapter 3  The Science, Art, and Ethics of Prehospital Care: Principles, Preferences, and Critical Thinking
  Chapter 4  Physiology of Life and Death
  Chapter 5  Kinematics of Trauma
  Chapter 6  Scene Assessment
  Chapter 7  Patient Assessment and Management
  Chapter 8  Airway and Ventilation
  Chapter 9  Shock
Division 3  Specific Injuries 
  Chapter 10  Head Trauma
  Chapter 11  Spinal Trauma
  Chapter 12  Thoracic Trauma
  Chapter 13  Abdominal Trauma
  Chapter 14  Musculoskeletal Trauma
  Chapter 15  Burn Injuries
  Chapter 16  Pediatric Trauma
  Chapter 17  Geriatric Trauma
Division 4  Summary 
  Chapter 18  Golden Principles of Prehospital Trauma Care
Division 5  Mass Causalities and Terrorism 
  Chapter 19  Disaster Management
  Chapter 20  Explosions and Weapons of Mass Destruction
Division 6  Special Considerations 
  Chapter 21  Environmental Trauma I: Heat and Cold
  Chapter 22  Environmental Trauma II: Lightning, Drowning, Diving, and Altitude
  Chapter 23  Wilderness Trauma Care
  Chapter 24  Civilian Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS)

National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT)
Formed in 1975 and more than 32,000 members strong, the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) is the nation’s only organization solely dedicated to representing the professional interests of all EMS practitioners, including paramedics, emergency medical technicians, emergency medical responders and other professionals working in prehospital emergency medicine. NAEMT members work in all sectors of EMS, including government service agencies, fire departments, hospital-based ambulance services, private companies, industrial and special operations settings, and in the military. NAEMT represents all EMS practitioners in promoting: • Greater understanding and appreciation by government agencies at the local, state and national levels of the role that EMS plays in our nation's health care, public safety, and disaster response systems. • Pay and benefits that reflects their professional training, responsibilities and dedication. • Leadership at the federal level that fosters and supports the delivery of quality EMS nationwide. • Adequate and sustainable funding for EMS in all locations. • Public policy that supports EMS practitioners and the patients they serve.

PHTLS: Prehospital Trauma Life Support, Eighth Edition