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AMLS Class Sept 2015

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Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)

The AMLS course is sponsored by the National Association of EMTs (NAEMT) and endorsed by the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP). It addresses the most common medical complaints and offers a "think outside the box" method of assessing and managing patients in medical crises. Using the scene size-up, history and physical exam, participants learn to systematically rule-out and rule-in possibilities and probabilities of medical problems. This course offers an assessment-based approach and then progresses to a diagnostic-based approach to developing treatment plans, resulting in a differential diagnosis.

Course structure

AMLS is a sixteen (16) hour, two-day program that consists of interactive lectures, teaching and evaluation stations. The interactive/case-based lectures include these topics:

Patient assessment, Airway management,  Assessment of the shock patient, Dyspnea/respiratory failure, Chest pain,      Altered mental status, Abdominal pain

Teaching stations follow the associated lectures each day.

To complete the course

Successful completion of the course requires:

Attendance on all class days, Proficiency in the 4 evaluation stations: o   Hypoperfusion o   Dyspnea/respiratory failure o   Chest pain o   Abdominal/GI bleed, A score of 74% or better on a written exam

Students who successfully complete the AMLS course will receive a certificate of completion that is valid for four years.

Who should attend

Course participants encompass all levels of EMS professionals and include nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, certified nurse anesthetists and physicians.