Mobile Life Support Services is proud to offer programs developed by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), recognized as the industry leader in Trauma Education for EMS. Their Prehospital Trauma Life Support Program (PHTLS) is developed by NAEMT in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, and the Advanced Medical Life Support program, which addresses the emergency needs of a medical patient, is endorsed by the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP). Program descriptions are found below.
PHTLS — Prehospital Trauma Life Support
Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) promotes excellence in trauma patient management by all providers involved in the delivery of prehospital care through global education. The program is based on a prehospital trauma care philosophy, stressing the treatment of the multi-system trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs. This may require an approach to the trauma patient that varies from traditional treatment modalities. PHTLS promotes critical thinking as the foundation for providing quality care. It is based on the belief that, given a good fund of knowledge and key principles, EMS providers are capable of making reasoned decisions regarding patient care.
AMLS — Advanced Medical Life Support
AMLS is the most comprehensive EMS continuing education course addressing the assessment and management of patients. It is for all levels of practitioners with a strong commitment to patient care, including first responders, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse anesthetists and physicians.
The course emphasizes the use of scene size-up, history, interactive group discussion on potential treatment strategies, and physical exam to systematically rule out and consider possibilities and probabilities in treating patients’ medical crises. The course offers an initial assessment-based approach that progresses to a diagnostic-based approach to quickly develop the best treatment plan.
To learn more about these programs, enroll or schedule an onsite program for a group please contact:
David Grass at (845) 562-4368 Ext. 245.