Where Can You Take the Basic Trauma Life Support Course?


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Basic Trauma Life Support courses are offered by local organizations such as the International Trauma Life Support chapter in Phoenix, Arizona, and EMS Training Inc. in Lowell, Massachusetts. The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians offers courses throughout the United States and provides an online directory showing locations and dates.

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Depending on the organization teaching the course, Basic Trauma Life Support can be offered as a traditional classroom course or as an online course with a classroom skill and evaluation session. The course is typically 16 hours long, and the certification is good for four years. Refresher courses may be either eight or 16 hours. This pre-hospitalization training is required for emergency first responders including paramedics, police, firefighters and medical personnel.

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