PreHospital Trauma Life Support

Recognized by the Prehospital Trauma Life Support Committee of the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, and in cooperation with the committee on trauma of The American College of Surgeons, the Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) course is a unique and intensive continuing education programme created in response to the real need in EMS education for additional training in the handling of trauma patients. This programme is designed to enhance providers’ knowledge and skill in delivering critical care in the prehospital environment.

Continuing education credits are available for all programmes. This programme has been approved as a trauma certificate course by the Alberta College of Paramedics, since 1998.

Provider Course (16- 20 hours):

This is the “core” course of PHTLS instruction. It is designed to supply the pre-hospital provider with knowledge and skills for the pre-hospital assessment and care of the trauma patient.

Trauma First Responder (TFR)

This one-day trauma certificate course is focused on members of security, police, fire, and rescue teams that wish to increase their knowledge and awareness of traumatic emergencies.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)

This two-day programme will be open to specialised emergency responders and registered members in EMS. It’s focuses on ‘care under fire’ and operating in austere environments. It is created as a joint effort betwixt the US Army, and the PHTLS Programme. We are planning to offer this programme in November of 2015. Contact us for further details and pre-requisites.

Course Cost $575.00 + GST per person plus materials*
PHTLS Military Manual 8th Edition (2015) $100.00 + GST
*materials may include tourniquets and bleeding control kits

Instructor Course (8 hours):

This course is designed to train instructor candidates for conducting provider course. Provisional time with a certified instructor is required at this level. A 3-day version is available combining provider and instructor components.


  • At minimum an ACP registered EMR or Registered Nurse


  • PHTLS Provider Programme: $450 (incl. GST)
  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care Provider Programme $575.00 + GST
  • PHTLS Provider & PHTLS Military Manual 8th Edition (2015) approximately $100.00 + GST each

Call for scheduling information, and locations.