The Advanced Hazmat Life Support (AHLS) Provider program is a 16-hour, two-day course that teaches healthcare professionals to medically manage patients exposed to hazardous materials, including chemical, biological and radiological incidents.
Participants learn to medically manage patients exposed to hazardous materials by recognizing the signs and symptoms. Healthcare professionals receive a four-year verification status upon successful completion of the course.
This course covers hazardous materials including insecticides, corrosives, irritant gases, asphyxiants, hydrocarbons and substituted hydrocarbons and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear agents. Specific antidotes and their indications, contraindications, dosing and route are also included.
After the AHLS Provider course, participants will be able to:
Non-medical personnel are eligible to attend the Provider course. However, non-medical personnel, Emergency Medical Responders (EMR), Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), and EMT-Basics will not be verified in the course, but will receive a certificate of completion and continuing education credits provided solely by AHLS.
Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians (AEMT), EMT-Intermediates and Respiratory Therapists can become verified Providers. They can also be considered to become instructors on a case-by-case basis. Approval to take the Instructor Course will be decided by the Administrative Policy Committee upon review of the candidate’s credentials.
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