PHTLS: Prehospital Trauma Life Support

PHTLS: Prehospital Trauma Life Support


By (author) Naemt, By (author) American College of Surgeons. Committee on Trauma


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  • Publisher: Mosby/JEMS
  • Format: Paperback | 783 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 274mm x 33mm | 1,746g
  • Publication date: 12 January 2011
  • Publication City/Country: St Louis
  • ISBN 10: 0323065031
  • ISBN 13: 9780323065030
  • Edition: 7
  • Edition statement: Military ed of 7th revised ed
  • Sales rank: 250,517

Product description

As the required textbook for NAEMT's worldwide prehospital trauma life support course, Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is the comprehensive, internationally renowned resource for learning basic and advanced prehospital trauma skills and concepts. Fully revised and updated, the seventh edition provides trauma treatment and guidelines that are proven to reduce morbidity and mortality. Tailored expressly for the military environment, the last 12 chapters of this book reflect the special considerations of the military. These unique chapters are written by the Tactical Combat Casualty Care Committee on Trauma, the leading body that oversees trauma care.

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Table of contents

Division 1: Energy and Injury 1. PHTLS Past, Present, and Future (previously, Introduction to PHTLS) 2. Injury Prevention 3. NEW! Art and Science of Medicine 4. Assessment of Kinematics Division 2: Assessment and Management 5. Scene Assessment and Management 6. Patient Assessment and Management 7. Airway and Ventilation Assessment and Management 8. Shock Assessment and Management Division 3: Specific Injuries 9. Head Trauma 10. Spinal Trauma 11. Thoracic Trauma 12. Abdominal Trauma 13. Musculoskeletal Trauma 14. Burn Trauma 15. Pediatric Trauma 16. Geriatric Trauma Division 4: Summary 17. Golden Principles of Prehospital Trauma Care Division 5: Mass Casualties and Terrorism 18. Disaster Management 19. Explosives and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction Division 6: Special Considerations 20. Environmental Trauma I: Heat and Cold 21. Environmental Trauma II: Drowning, Lightning, Diving, and Altitude 22. Wilderness Trauma Care 23. Civilian Tactical Emergency Medical Support Division 7: Military Medicine 24. Introduction to Tactical Combat Casualty Care 25. Care Under Fire 26. Tactical Field Care 27. Tactical Evacuation Care 28. Aeromedical Evacuation in a Combat Theater 29. NEW! Joint Theater Trauma System 30. Triage in Tactical Combat Casualty Care 31. Injuries from Explosives 32. NEW! Treatment of Burn Casualties in TCCC 33. NEW! TCCC Casualty Response Planning 34. Medical Support of Urban Operations 35. Ethical Considerations for the Combat Medic Glossary