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Phtls: Prehospital Trauma Life Support

ISBN: 9780323033312 | 0323033318
Edition: 6th
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science div
Pub. Date: 8/22/2006

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As the required textbook for NAEMT's worldwide prehospital trauma life support courses, Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is the definitive source for learning basic and advanced prehospital trauma skills and concepts for both basic and advanced providers. Now revised and expanded to cover all aspects of prehospital trauma with new chapters on burns, wilderness trauma, tactical considerations, weapons of mass destruction, and triage and disaster management the 6th edition has become the ultimate trauma text for any EMS provider! The 6th edition is also ideal for use as the trauma component of a EMT or paramedic course or as a general reference tool on trauma assessment and management. 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 an illustrated, step-by-step format. Scenarios and Scenarios Solutions are provided for every chapter to promote critical thinking and allow real-world application of the chapter. A companion DVD-ROM shows in real time video clips of all airway and spinal skills used in PHTLS. It also includes downloadable PDA content and subtitles in six languages. Its 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 the burn trauma patient. Chapter on Triage and Disaster Management addresses the multiple casualty incident in detail, whether the incident is a small as 3-4 people to a disaster involving hundreds. Chapter on Weapons of Mass Destruction explains how to correctly react at the scene of a biological, nuclear, incendiary, chemical, and explosive incident. Chapter on Civilian Tactical EMS describes how prehospital providers can support police operations, promote crime scene awareness, and apply PHTLS concepts to the civilian tactical setting. Chapter on Wilderness Trauma Care describes treatment of trauma patients in wilderness situations, including information on extended transport times. An Environmental section offers more information a wide variety of environmental emergency topics. 8 laminated quick reference cards with helpful information such as the Coma Scale, spine board Immobilization, and morethey can go anywhere for easy quick-reference.

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