Medical Training

PHTLS - Prehospital Trauma Life Support


NAEMT’s Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is recognized around the world as the leading continuing education program for prehospital emergency trauma care. The mission of PHTLS is to promote excellence in trauma patient management by all providers involved in the delivery of prehospital care through global education. PHTLS is developed by NAEMT in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma. The Committee provides the medical direction and content oversight for the PHTLS program.

PHTLS courses improve the quality of trauma care in your area and decrease mortality. The program is based on a prehospital trauma care philosophy, stressing the treatment of the multi-system trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs. This may require an approach to the trauma patient that varies from traditional treatment modalities. 

PHTLS promotes critical thinking as the foundation for providing quality care. It is based on the belief that, given a good fund of knowledge and key principles, EMS practitioners are capable of making reasoned decisions regarding patient care. The PHTLS course is continuously updated and revised to keep up with the advances in the field, ATLS Guidelines and feedback from PHTLS participants.


EMR - Emergency Medical Responder


This course is authorized by the Louisiana Bureau of EMS and taught by LaBEMS credentialed instructors. EMR classes are approximately 64 hours in duration taught over multiple days. The scheduling of the class is at the convenience of the client and may be done in 4 or 8 hour days over multiple weeks.

Students will attend classroom lecture and participate in hands on skill building exercises throughout the program. Successful completion requires the student to attend at least 90% of the scheduled class time, obtain a minimum score of 70% on a comprehensive written exam, and demonstrate competency on scenario based skills evaluations.

The Emergency Medical Responder course prepares the EMR student to provide prehospital assessment and care for patients of all ages with a variety of medical conditions and traumatic injuries. Areas of study include an introduction to emergency medical services systems, roles and responsibilities of EMRs, anatomy and physiology, medical emergencies, trauma, and special considerations for working in the prehospital setting.

Emergency Medical Responders (EMR) may function in the context of a broader role, i.e., law enforcement, fire rescue or industrial response. With a limited amount of equipment, the EMR answers emergency calls to provide efficient and immediate care to ill and injured patients. After receiving notification of an emergency, the CFR safely responds to the address or location given, using the most expeditious route, depending on traffic and weather conditions. The EMR must observe traffic ordinances and regulations concerning emergency vehicle operation.

The EMR:

§ functions in uncommon situations

§ has a basic understanding of stress response and methods to ensure personal well-being

§ has an understanding of body substance isolation

§ understands basic medical-legal principles

§ functions within the scope of care as defined by state, regional and local regulatory agencies

§ complies with regulations on the handling of the deceased

§ protection of property and evidence at the scene, while awaiting additional EMS resources.

EMR courses are conducted through a hosting agency only. 

The hosting agency is responsible to provide:

§ Classroom space

§ Skills practice area

§ Student Books

§ Medical Director ( Physician who oversees agency medical operations )

EMR courses are sold by the class not by individual students. The hosting agency may enroll up to 20 students per course. Any duplicate classroom sessions conducted to facilitate employee scheduling will be considered a separate course for billing purposes.

ResponseTAC will provide:

§ Louisiana Bureau of EMS credentialed instructors

§ Educational aids based on approved curriculum

§ A/V equipment

§ Subject matter expertise based on years of experience

Please contact us for pricing.