PHTLS: Prehospital Trauma Life Support, 8th Edition

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Each new print copy of PHTLS: Prehospital Trauma Life Support, Eighth Edition also includes an access code that unlocks a complete eBook and skills videos. PHTLS: Prehospital Trauma Life Support, Eighth Edition is the next step in the evolution of the premier global prehospital trauma education program. For three decades, PHTLS has improved the quality of trauma patient care and has saved lives. The eighth edition of PHTLS continues the PHTLS mission to promote excellence in trauma patient management by all providers involved in the delivery of prehospital care through global education. This legendary program was first developed by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) in the early 1980s in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT). Its medical content is continuously revised and updated to reflect current, state-of-the-art knowledge and practice. PHTLS promotes critical thinking as the foundation for providing quality care. It is based on the belief that EMS practitioners make the best decisions on behalf of their patients when given a good foundation of knowledge and key principles. The eighth edition of PHTLS features a new chapter, Physiology of Life and Death. This chapter creates a solid understanding of the physiology of life and pathophysiology that can lead to death. This understanding is essential for the prehospital care provider if abnormalities are to be found and addressed quickly in the trauma patient. Clear Approach to Assessing a Trauma Patient In the field, seconds count. PHTLS teaches and reinforces the principles of rapidly assessing a trauma patient using an orderly approach, immediately treating life-threatening problems as they are identified, and minimizing any delays in initiating transport to an appropriate destination. Dynamic Technology Solutions World-class content joins instructionally sound design in a user-friendly online interface to give instructors and students a truly interactive and engaging learning experience with: • eBook • Video Demonstrations of Critical Skills • Interactive Lectures

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PHTLS: Prehospital Trauma Life Support, 8th Edition
3.7 ACVEN Review By
Users Average 1.5 (3 votes)
Is this book interesting?3.5
How does compare to other books in the genre?4
Is it easy and enjoyable to read?3.5
The eighth edition of this book focuses on the progression of pre-hospital trauma learning programs. An added advantage of this purchase is that buyers will also receive a free access code that unlocks a complete e-book as well as a collection of skills videos.
Plenty of content is repeated in the civilian and military course materials and it may have been more appropriate to have separate course books.
For over 30 years the Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support PHTLS has enhanced the standards of trauma patient care hence saving the lives of many. This book delves into the nitty gritties of PHTLS and helps promote the need for excellence in service delivery for patients. The latest edition has updated and revised content that reflects the current situation in the field of PHTLS. The new content includes a chapter titled Physiology of Life and Death that seeks to expound on the understanding of life and the situations that could eventually lead to the death of a person. The content has a good layout and the ideas are easy to follow, however,the information is quite advanced and may not be relevant to newcomers in this field.


  • 1 - Not recommended for reading.
  • 2 - Somewhat engaging, book is just OK.
  • 3 - Pretty engaging, good book.
  • 4 - Engaging, very good book.
  • 5 - Really engaging, excellent book.

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Book Details

Title: PHTLS: Prehospital Trauma Life Support, 8th Edition


Length: 736 Pages

Edition: 8

Language: English

Publication Date: 2014-11-10

ISBN-10: 1284041735

ISBN-13: 9781284041736

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