Penn Tactical Solutions Cadre
Our team is comprised of a cadre of instructors with diverse backgrounds including military, emergency medicine, and public safety who understand that everyone has to start somewhere, but isn't afraid to push you to your highest level of greatness. We utilize a crawl-walk-run methodology so that we set you up for success, both in our classes and where it matters most: out in the real world.
About the course
8-hour classroom course for individuals who have successfully completed the 16 hour PHTLS provider course within the past four years. Current PHTLS provider certificate or wallet card required. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a certificate of completion and 8 hours of CAPCE credit.
PHTLS courses improve the quality of trauma care and decrease mortality. The program is based on a philosophy stressing the treatment of the multi-system trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs. PHTLS promotes critical thinking as the foundation for providing quality care. It is based on the belief that, given a good fund of knowledge and key principles, EMS practitioners are capable of making reasoned decisions regarding patient care. The course utilizes the internationally recognized PHTLS textbook and covers the following topics:
Physiology of life and death
Breathing, ventilation and oxygenation
Circulation, hemorrhage and shock
Patients with disabilities
PHTLS is the global gold standard in prehospital trauma education and is taught in 64 countries. PHTLS is appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, nurses, physician assistants, physicians, and other prehospital providers. PHTLS is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT.