PHTLS PodCast              

Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

Child Maltreatment

The role of the EMT and child maltreatment care and documentation.  

Download | Duration: 00:11:16

Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury

Discussion on pediatric traumatic brain injury.

Download | Duration: 00:11:10

Basic Airway Skills

This episode is a discussion of basic and essential airway skills needed to manage the trauma patient.

Download | Duration: 00:12:01

Pediatric Trauma (part 3) - Circulation

This episode is a brief discussion of hemorrhage and fluid resuscitation of the pediatric trauma patient including a brief description of the IO infusion.  

Download | Duration: 00:13:11

Pediatric Trauma (part 3): Airway and Breathing

Pediatric specific issues in airway management and ventilation.

Download | Duration: 00:29:28

Pediatric Trauma (Part 2): What kills kids

This episode will review the types of injuries that will kill kids quickly.

Download | Duration: 00:18:15

Pediatric Trauma (Part 1): The Child as a Trauma Patient

This is an introduction to the management of  the pediatric trauma patient.  This discussion includes mechanisms and patterns of injury, thermal, homeostasis, and social issues.  Also, included is a detailed discussion of the injuries associated with inappropriate use of seat belts in air bags in child not in restraint seats.  

Download | Duration: 00:14:27

Spinal Trauma

This is a discussion of the various types of injuries that occur to the boney spine as well as the spinal cord.  


Download | Duration: 00:20:12

Spine Immobilization Following Penetrating Trauma

PHTLS teaches that following a penetrating injury spine immobilization has little benefit to the patient.  In this episode I present new data that shows that mortality  in GSW victims is increased with spine immobilization.  We then review the PHTLS indications of spine immobilization.


Download | Duration: 00:10:34

Abdominal Trauma in Pregnancy

Management of abdominal trauma is pregnancy is discussed.   


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Trauma A to Z: Thoracic Trauma

Greg Chapman, NREMTP, RRT presents the topic of Thoracic Trauma at the Trauma A to Z pre-conference in Baltimore, MD.   

Download | Duration: 00:57:43

Prehospital/Battlefield Tourniquet Use for Major Extremity Trauma

Jeffrey Guy, MD, MSc, EMT-P discusses a recent research article that evaluates the use of tourniquets in the treatment of major extremity trauma.

Download | Duration: 00:14:08

Trauma A to Z: Musculoskeletal Trauma

Will Chapleau, RN, NREMT-P discusses musculoskeletal trauma and at the JEMS pre-conference.  Recorded in April 2008 in Baltimore, MD.   

Download | Duration: 00:22:41

Disaster Management

It is Sunday 8.31.08 and for hurricane Gustav is bearing down on the city of New Orleans.  This podcast will discuss the basic elements of disaster planning and management.   Following this podcast will are dispatches from Dr. Norman McSwain, Chief of Trauma at Tulane in New Orleans.  He will share with us his experiences of preparing and managing this disaster as it happens. 

Download | Duration: 00:38:46

Trauma A to Z: Traumatic Brain Injury

Peter Pons, MD, FACEP, presents a discussion of traumatic brain injury at the PHTLS preconference, Trauma A to Z.  JEMS Conference, February 2008, Baltimore, MD. 

Download | Duration: 00:42:51

Trauma A to Z: Burns


Jeffrey S. Guy, MD, FACS, presents a discussion of burns at the PHTLS preconference, Trauma A to Z.  JEMS Conference, February 2008, Baltimore, MD. 


Download | Duration: 01:08:50

Trauma A to Z: Spinal Cord Injury

PHTLS Pre-conference at the 2008 JEMS meeting in Baltimore, MD.   Peter Pons, MD, FACP discusses the topic of spinal cord injuries.

Download | Duration: 00:39:49

Trauma A to Z: Shock

Jeffrey S. Guy, MD, presents a discussion of shock at the PHTLS preconference, Trauma A to Z.  JEMS Conference, February 2008, Baltimore, MD. 



Download | Duration: 00:56:07

Artificial Blood Products Worsen Outcomes

In this week's Journal of the American Medical Association a meta-analysis was published that concluded that use of hemoglobin based blood substitutes result in an increased morbidity and mortality.  Included in the same journal is an editorial critical of the method the research has been regulated by the US FDA.   This published research may have profound impact on the future of artificial blood development and applications in both civilian and military prehopsital care.  Furthermore, these findings may impact the method that research is conducted in the prehospital environment in the future.  


Download | Duration: 00:26:51

Trauma A to Z: Rapid Assessment

PHTLS Preconfrence at the 2008 JEMS meeting in Baltimore, MD.   Will Chapleau, EMT-P, RN, TNS discusses the topic of rapid assessment of the trauma patient. 

Download | Duration: 00:52:24