Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

Hybrid course. Online modules and an in-person practical day.

The Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Initial Hybrid course is designed for health care providers who provide prehospital trauma care, such as EMS or Fire, or serve as an integral part of a hospital-based trauma care team.

In addition, students will have an opportunity to work in learning stations while improving essential skills using guided step-by-step instructor-led hands-on practice. The training environment is stress-free and designed to help facilitate learning through group participation.

Course Details

  • Step-by-step, hands-on practice with an instructor.
  • PHTLS is an online blended course (a combination of online learning followed by hands-on skills evaluation in the classroom).
    • Note: the online coursework must be completed before attending the practical day.
    • Students should arrive 15 minutes early to the practical day.
Online Work, Test, and Course Key

This is a hybrid course. Attendees must complete several online modules prior to the practical day.

Course Key

  • After signing up for the course, students will be emailed a code for the online portion.
    • The code provides access to the online course and a digital version of the PHTLS course manual. 
    • The code will be sent approximately 10 to 14 days before the practical date.
    • The code will be emailed to the email address you used to register.
    • The code will be emailed from an Emergent Health Partners email address.


Online Coursework

  • After receiving the code, students will complete the online coursework.
    • Online coursework must be completed before attending the in-person session.  
  • Students must bring a printed course completion certificate to the in-person session.


Course Test

  • Please note: The final written test is based on information from the online modules, book, and materials. 
    • We recommend studying all available materials to have a better chance of passing the test.
    • Students have three chances to pass the online test. Students must pass the test to attend the in-person practical.
    • If students do not pass the exam after three tries, they will have to re-register for the course at full cost.
      • EHP employees will be required to pay the full cost of a second attempt at the course.
Course Objectives

The focus of this program is to enhance and reinforce important concepts, including:

  • Identifying the kinematics related to trauma and how they impact prehospital care.
  • Reinforce and enhance good trauma assessment skills.
  • Reinforce basic and advanced airway management skills.
  • How to appropriately assess patients with suspected multi-systems trauma, including scene treatment, packaging, and transport
  • How to effectively extricate trauma victims from an automobile.
  • Reinforce and enhance skills relating to splinting, backboard, and packaging trauma victims
Cost and Payment

Cost: $250.00

The cost of the course includes the access code for the PHTLS digital course manual.

All course costs are due at the time of registration.

If needed, registration and payment can be done in person. Please call to schedule an appointment.

NOTE: If, due to unforeseen circumstances, this course is canceled before the class date, the cost of the course will be refunded. There are no refunds for course supplies, including textbooks.

Course Manual

The cost of the course includes an electronic version of the PHTLS book and course manual.

Dates & Registration

Course seats are first-come, first-served.

Registration closes two weeks before the start of the course or when the enrollment reaches capacity.

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Get In Touch


Phone: 734-477-6331

Administrative office hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday