Munson Health
PreHospital Trauma Life Support
Title: PreHospital Trauma Life Support
Date: Saturday, December 21, 2013    Add to Calendar
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Address: Munson Alpha Center
3664 US 31 South
Traverse City, MI 49684
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Contact Name: Daryl Case
Contact Phone: (231) 935-7832
Contact Email:


The PHTLS course is designed to provide healthcare

providers with a pre-hospital trauma care philosophy,

stressing the need to treat the multi-system trauma patient

as a unique entity with specific needs. Upon completion of

this course students will be able to recognize, identify and

treat multi-system trauma patients, relate pathophysiology

of injuries, and have a more comprehensive understanding

of pre-hospital trauma interventions. Topics covered include

- kinematics of trauma, identification of the mechanism

of injury, patient assessment, airway management,

shock, specific traumatic injuries (including head, spinal,

thoracic, abdominal, musculoskeletal, burns, blunt and

penetrating trauma) pediatric trauma, geriatric trauma,

environmental trauma, pediatric assessment, rapid extrication,

traumatic brain injuries, spinal immobilization (adult

and pediatric), and special considerations such as disaster

management and weapons of mass destruction.