As the required textbook for NAEMT’s worldwide pre-hospital trauma life support course, Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is the comprehensive, internationally renowned resource for learning basic and advanced pre-hospital trauma skills and concepts. Fully revised and updated, the 7th edition provides state-of-the-art, evidence-based trauma treatment and guidelines that are proven to reduce morbidity and mortality, and is also an ideal tool for studying EMT or paramedic skills and a helpful general reference on trauma assessment and management. Provides CEUs for First Responders, EMTS, paramedics, nurses, and physicians; proceeds from the course go to the NAEMT and are used to support the profession; helps you improve the quality of care (based on available research); can be incorporated into initial training or as a stand-alone continuing education course; promotes critical thinking as the foundation for providing quality care. PHTLS is a continuing education program authored and administered by the PHTLS division of the National Association of EMTs (NAEMT) in conjunction with the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons. Comprehensive, evidenced-based coverage incorporates the latest research across all aspects of pre-hospital trauma in one convenient resource. Heavily illustrated presentation guides you step-by-step through essential airway, thoracic, and spinal skills. Each chapter details important prolonged transportation guidelines. Includes more information on kinematics than any similar book on the market. A consistent approach for every body system helps you easily reference key content on anatomy and physiology, path physiology, and assessment and management. Chapter Objectives and closing Summaries break down must-know information for each chapter. Two Environmental Trauma chapters provide response protocols for a wide variety of environmental emergencies. Wilderness Trauma Care chapter helps you confidently treat trauma patients.