San Diego PHTLS Courses

Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a 4-year PHTLS Certification.

San Diego PHTLS Course Options

There are three PHTLS course options available at our San Diego location:

Option 1: PHTLS Provider Initial Course

  • Length: 2 days; up to 16 hours
  • Full Course is designed for first time students or students with expired cards.
  • Mandatory Pre-Course Requirements: Pre-Course Self-Assessment exam (access to Pre-Course exam given after registration)

Option 2: PHTLS Refresher Course

  • Length: 1 day; 8 hours total
  • Update / Renewal Course is for Students with current or non-expired cards.
  • Mandatory Pre-Course Requirements: Pre-Course Self-Assessment exam (access to Pre-Course exam given after registration)

Option 3: PHTLS Online Fast-Track

  • Length: Online 8 hours; Skills Session 8 hours
  • Price includes Online Access Code & Skills Testing Appointment.
  • Required Materials: PHTLS textbook and PHTLS Online Modules certificate of completion

View PHTLS Study Guide

San Diego PHTLS Course Content

  • Physiology of life and death
  • Scene assessment
  • Patient assessment
  • Airway
  • Breathing, ventilation and oxygenation
  • Circulation, hemorrhage and shock
  • Patients with disabilities
  • Patient simulations

About Our San Diego PHTLS Classes

This Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support course in San Diego is designed to be an intensive 16- hour course for emergency medical responders, EMTs, Paramedics, nurses, physician assistants, and physicians. The goal of this class is to promote excellence in trauma patient management by all providers involved in the delivery of prehospital care.

PHTLS was developed by NAEMT in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma. The program is based on a prehospital trauma care philosophy, stressing the treatment of the multisystem trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs. PHTLS promotes critical thinking as the foundation for providing quality care.

Register for PHTLS Courses in San Diego Today:

PHTLS Provider Initial Course

PHTLS Refresher Course

PHTLS Online Fast-Track

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