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300     Advanced Medical Life Support

16 hours

Course Description:

NAEMT’s Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) course is the first EMS education program that fully addresses how to best assess and manage the most common medical crises in patients, offering a “think outside the box” methodology.  It is for all levels of practitioners with a strong commitment to patient care, including emergency medical technicians, paramedics, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse anesthetists and physicians.

The course emphasizes the use of scene size-up, history, interactive group discussion on potential treatment strategies, and physical exam to systematically rule out and consider possibilities and probabilities in treating patients’ medical crises. The course offers an initial assessment-based approach that progress to a diagnostic-based approach to quickly develop the best treatment plan.

AMLS is a sixteen-hour, two-day program that consists of interactive lectures, teaching and evaluation stations. The interactive/case based lectures include the following topics: altered mental status and neurologic disorders, respiratory dysfunction, shock, chest discomfort, endocrine, metabolic and environmental disorders, abdominal discomfort, infectious disease, and toxicologic emergencies, hazardous materials and weapons of mass destruction. Teaching stations follow the associated lectures each day. In addition, the course includes hands-on practical training on oxygen therapy, invasive airway management and central venous access. Emergency investigations such as chest x-ray evaluation and ECG interpretation are covered, as well as hematological, electrolyte and blood gas interpretation.

Prerequisites:

Applicants must be certified emergency medical technicians, advanced emergency medical technicians, paramedics, registered nurses or physicians and have at least one year of clinical experience to ensure participants have the knowledge and experience on which the AMLS course will build.

Equipment Needed:

All course materials are provided for by TEMSOPS

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