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Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) promotes critical thinking as the foundation for providing quality care. With a good foundation of knowledge and key principles, pre-hospital practitioners will be equipped to make reasonable decisions in caring for patients.

This is a 1-day course developed by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), USA, and conducted by Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) and the SingHealth Duke-NUS Institute of Medical Simulation (SIMS).

Course Outline

Based on the pre-hospital trauma care philosophy, this course emphasises on the treatment of the multi-system trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs, which may require an approach that varies from traditional treatment modalities. The 1-day course consists of lectures, interactive skills stations and pre & post assessment tests. 
Individuals who successfully complete the provider course will be certified by The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), USA. This certificate is valid for 4 years.

Course Objectives

  • To provide a description of the physiology, patho-physiology, and kinetics of injuries.
  • To help participants understand the need for a rapid assessment of the trauma patient.
  • To advance participants’ level of knowledge in examination and diagnostic skills.
  • To advance participants’ competencies in specific pre-hospital trauma intervention skills.
  • To provide an overview and establish a management method for the pre-hospital care of the multi-system trauma patient

Date & Time

​March ​07 Mar 2023 (Tue)
​September25 Sep 2023 (Mon)



20 College Road, Singapore 169856 (Located in SGH Campus) 

Course Fees

S$ 807.48 (inclusive of GST)

  • SingHealth Residency Faculty (i.e. DIO/ADIOs, PDs/APDs, Core Faculty and Physician Faculty) who hold active appointments during the period of the course will be funded by GME office (subject to approval).
  • CGH Faculty may approach Ms Corina Heng ( for funding (subject to approval) before registering your interest. 


For registration, email to
For all enquiries, please contact 6326 6883 or 6326 6863. 

In line with the Singapore Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), please note that we have updated our SingHealth Data Protection Policy, a copy of which is available at Hard copies are also available on request.

Other Information

  • Participants must attend all the lectures and skills practice sessions in order to successfully complete the course.
  • Participants who are late for more than 1.5 hours from the stated start time will not be able to join the course and will be deemed as absent. Course fees will not be refunded.
  • 4 CME Points will be awarded, upon the successful completion of the course. 

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