AMLS - Advanced Medical Life Support

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Audience: AMLS / Advanced Medical Life Support is appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse anesthetists, and physicians. AMLS is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT.

Course Content:  Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) is the gold standard of education for emergency medical assessment and treatment. Endorsed by the National Association of EMS Physicians, AMLS emphasizes the use of the AMLS Assessment Pathway, a systematic tool for assessing and managing common medical conditions with urgent accuracy.

Students learn to recognize and manage common medical crises through realistic case-based scenarios that challenge students to apply their knowledge to highly critical patients. The course emphasizes the use of scene size-up, history, interactive group discussion on potential treatment strategies, and physical exams to systematically rule out and consider possibilities and probabilities in treating patients’ medical crises.

Topics include

  • Respiratory disorders
  • Cardiovascular disorders
  • Shock
  • Abdominal disorders
  • Toxicological emergencies
  • Exposure to hazardous materials
  • Altered mental status
  • Neurological disorders
  • Endocrine/Metabolic disorders
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Infectious disease

Course Format / Time:  Full Course:  16 hours over two days.   Refresher Course:  8 hours  Classroom-based (instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout)

Course Materials:  Students will be required to have the AMLS manual for class.  This can be purchased during enrollment.

Enrollment Cut-off: Enrollment closes when the class is full.  Those who enroll within a few days of the class may have their book held until the day of the class.

Certification: Upon completion of this course, students receive a wallet card recognizing them as AMLS providers for four years, and 16 hours of CAPCE credit.

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