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Prehospital Trauma Life Support for First Responders, Ninth Edition


Prehospital Trauma Life Support for First Responders (PHTLS-FR) is the perfect course for emergency medical responders (EMR), fire fighters, rescue personnel, and law enforcement officers. Developed by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ASC-COT), PHTLS-FR is a dynamic learning solution that delivers evidence-based guidelines concisely. Training first responders to provide the most effective trauma treatment before emergency medical services (EMS) arrive, the course manual is the only approved student resource for the PHTLS-FR course.

PHTLS-FR reinforces key concepts, including:

  • Rapidly assessing a trauma patient using an orderly approach
  • Immediately treating life-threatening problems as they are identified
  • Minimizing delays in initiating transport to an appropriate destination
Reflecting current, evidence-based knowledge and practice, PHTLS-FR promotes critical-thinking as the foundation for providing quality care. The course manual features an engaging, interactive design, and is written to feel like you are participating in a conversation, versus listening to a lecture.

Additional key features include:

  • Chapter Objectives and Summaries
  • Progressive Case Studies
  • Critical-Thinking Questions
  • Study Questions

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