Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)
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 progresses 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.
AMLS is endorsed by the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP). It is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for PreHospital Continuing Education (CAPCE) and is recognized by the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT). Students who successfully complete the AMLS course will receive a certificate of completion that is valid for four years.
AMLS TEXTBOOK (2nd EDITION):
Students are strongly encouraged to bring the current AMLS Textbook (2nd Edition). It is also highly recommended to study the textbook in advance as it wil help you succeed in this course. Yes, there will be a written exam on the last day of class!
Students are required to complete pretests for this course. Access information for the pretests will be sent in a confirmation email upon registration for the class.
WHAT TO WEAR:
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing to class. You will be practicing skills that require you to work on your hands and knees, and the course requires bending, standing, and lifting. If you have any physical condition that might prevent you from engaging in these activities, please tell an instructor. The instructor may be able to adjust the equipment if you have back, knee, or hip problems.
Per the Terms and Conditions on the course registration page:
Late Policy: Please be on time: It’s good karma! We ask all students to arrive 15 minutes prior to class. If you are more than 15 minutes late to class you will have to reschedule. You will not be permitted to attend the class in session and are considered a "No-Show." There are no refunds.
Rescheduling Policy: You may reschedule one time with no penalties as long as you give us 48 hours notice. If you ask to reschedule more than once, the rescheduling fee is $15. If you reschedule with less than 48 hours notice, the rescheduling fee is one-half the course fee. There are no refunds.
No-Show Policy: Failure to appear in class or day-of-class notice will result in forfeiture of your entire course fee. There are no refunds.
Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your course, you forfeit the entire course fee. We do not give any refunds. However, if applicable per above, we will keep your payment on file for 2 years, and you may use it toward any course or product that we offer within the 2-year timeframe.