Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

UC Davis Fire Dept. has for years offered courses that build on foundations for lifesaving skills for healthcare professionals.

Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

NAEMT's Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is recognized around the world as the leading continuing education program for prehospital emergency trauma care. PHTLS is developed by NAEMT in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons' Committee on Trauma.  PHTLS promotes critical thinking as the foundation for providing quality, pre-hospital care. Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) teaches treating trauma patients as unique entities with specific needs, to improve the quality of trauma care and decrease mortality.


Audience: EMTs, paramedics, nurses, physician assistants and other prehospital providers.

Course Card: Upon successful completion, students will receive an NAEMT PHTLS certification card valid for 4 years.

Time: Full in-person -16 hours, hybrid – 8 hours online and 8 hours in-person

Prehospital Trauma Life support (PHTLS)

  • Online and in-person.  Online Module must be completed before attending the in-person class.
  • In-person Class – 7/16/2022, 8am-5pm
  • Room: TBD
  • Max Enrollment: 12

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