Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)revised reprint, is a unique, continuing education program that directly addresses trauma issues in the prehospital environment. Following the publication cycle of ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons, the PHTLS program is designed to enhance and increase knowledge and skill in delivering trauma care. This revised fifth edition of the PHTLS textbook is the required book for the PHTLS course, and is also ideal for use as the trauma component of a paramedic course or as a general reference book on trauma assessment and management. It combines both basic and advanced trauma concepts and skills in one definitive resource and now features an entirely new chapter on evidence-based guidelines for military medicine, developed by the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care. PLEASE NOTE: The Instructor's Manual and Slide Set are available for certified PHTLS Instructors ONLY. They are ordered through Mosby but customers must first obtain an "access code" from the National PHTLS office - (800) 94-PHTLS or (601) 924-7744. Individuals may also call the above numbers for information on HOW TO BECOME A PHTLS INSTRUCTOR. PHTLS Course Features: Provides CEUs for First Responders, EMTs, paramedics, nurses, & physicians; Proceeds from the course go to the NAEMT and thus are used to support the profession; It improves the quality of care (Research is available); 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 (Prehospital Trauma Life Support) 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. The PHTLS textbook is the required book for official PHTLS courses. However, it can also be used outside of the course, adopted or purchased as a stand-alone textbook or reference book. This one book covers both basic and advanced level training. More information on kinematics than any similar book on the market. Airway, Thoracic and Spinal Skills are presented in a heavily illustrated, step-by-step format. Consistent approach! Each body region chapter features info on anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, assessment and management giving the reader a systematic way of looking at trauma. Chapter pedagogy includes: objectives, opening case scenario and scenario conclusion at the end of chapter, summary, review questions. Features a separate chapter on trauma care for the Military. NEW TO THE REVISED 5TH EDITION: UPDATED and EXPANDED chapter on Military Medicine to reflect the new evidence based guidelines for prehospital care in the tactical environment. This new content was developed in 2002 by the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care, comprised of trauma specialists, operational medical officers, and combat medical personnel. NEW TO THE 5TH EDITION: NEW! A Companion CD-ROM is now included with every book. Contains video clips of all different airway and spinal skills used in PHTLS. Also includes info to download onto a PDA (such as the Glasgow Coma Scale, Revised Trauma Score, Rule of 9's, Parkland Formula and Pediatric Vital Signs). NEW! Chapter on Injury Prevention. Provides the reader with information on preventing injuries within their community. NEW! Chapter on Triage, Transport and Trauma Systems. Provides the reader with a "pull it all together" concept of how to triage a trauma patient, how and when to transport a trauma patient and where to transport a trauma patient. NEW! Chapter on the Golden Principles of Prehospital Trauma Care. Provides the reader with guidelines to put all the informatioNAEMT is the author of 'PHTLS Basic and Advanced Prehospital Trauma Life Support Revised Reprint, 5e', published 2003 under ISBN 9780323027441 and ISBN 032302744X.