NAEMT® PHTLS: Prehospital Trauam Life Support Course Textbook, Military Edition

SKU: 50-439

Vendor: Jones & Bartlett Learning LLC

Vendor Part Number: 978-1284041750

PHTLS: Prehospital Trauma Life Support, Military 8th Edition 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.




Since 1996, Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) has improved the care rendered in combat prehospital environments. TCCC is the battlefield prehospital component of the Joint Trauma System, an organization within the Department of Defense that projects combat trauma care out to the point of injury and continues that care seamlessly while bringing the casualty home for recuperation and rehabilitation. TCCC guidelines are continuously revised and updated by the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care, an all-volunteer group of military medicine and trauma care specialists. The membership of the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care includes combat medics, corpsmen, and pararescuemen, as well as physicians and physician assistants.

PHTLS: Prehospital Trauma Life Support, Military 8th Edition is the next step in the evolution of the premier global prehospital trauma education program, a partnership between PHTLS and TCCC that goes back to the fourth edition of this manual. This edition continues the shared mission to promote excellence in trauma care by all providers and in all environments. In addition to the PHTLS core content, it features thirteen chapters written by military prehospital trauma care experts for practitioners in the military environment. These include a new chapter devoted to detailed scenarios designed to sharpen critical-thinking skills and to help combat medical personnel learn to think clearly under pressure on the battlefield.


  • Scenario – An opening case study that presents the key concepts of the chapter in a realistic patient or casualty care situation that encourages the participant to ask, “What would I do?”
  • Key Terms – All key terms that appear in the glossary are highlighted within the chapters.
  • Engaging Art Program – The military edition features photos and illustrations that depict the realities of battlefield prehospital care.
  • Summary – A list of the key concepts of the chapter
  • Scenario Solution – A discussion on how the patient or casualty in the opening scenario is assessed and treated in the field or on the battlefield and during transport

Table of Contents:

  • PHTLS: Past, Present, and Future  
  • Injury Prevention  
  • The Science, Art, and Ethics of Prehospital Care: Principles, Preferences, and Critical Thinking   
  • Physiology of Life and Death  
  • Kinematics of Trauma  
  • Scene Assessment   
  • Patient Assessment and Management   
  • Airway and Ventilation  
  • Shock   
  • Head Trauma  
  • Spinal Trauma  
  • Thoracic Trauma   
  • Abdominal Trauma   
  • Musculoskeletal Trauma   
  • Burn Injuries   
  • Pediatric Trauma   
  • Geriatric Trauma  
  • Golden Principles of Prehospital Trauma Care  
  • Disaster Management  
  • Explosions and Weapons of Mass Destruction   
  • Environmental Trauma I: Heat and Cold   
  • Environmental Trauma II: Lightning, Drowning, Diving, and Altitude   
  • Wilderness Trauma Care   
  • Introduction to Tactical Combat Casualty Care  
  • Care Under Fire  
  • Tactical Field Care  
  • Tactical Evacuation Care  
  • Scenarios   
  • Aeromedical Evacuation in a Combat Theater  
  • Joint Trauma System  
  • Triage in Tactical Combat Casualty Care  
  • Injuries from Explosives  
  • Treatment of Burn Casualties in Tactical Combat Casualty Care  
  • Casualty Response Planning in Tactical Combat Casualty Care  
  • Medical Support of Urban Operations   
  • Ethical Considerations for the Combat Medic 

Replaces #T70-041750-JB




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