Advanced Medical Life Support

Advanced Medical Life Support

Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) is the leading course for prehospital practitioners in advanced medical assessment and treatment of commonly encountered medical conditions. Endorsed by the National Association of EMS Physicians, the course emphasizes the use of the AMLS Assessment Pathway, a systematic assessment tool that enables EMS practitioners to diagnose medical patients with urgent accuracy.

In AMLS students learn to recognize, assess, and manage common medical crises in patients. Topics covered include: respiratory disorders, cardiovascular disorders, shock, neurologic disorders, abdominal disorders, endocrine and metabolic disorders, infectious diseases, environmental-related disorders, and toxicologic emergencies.

Critical thinking scenarios encourage interaction and challenge students to apply their knowledge to realistic situations.  At EMA scenarios will be conducted in the simulated training lab. During the scenarios, students:

  • Are at the patient’s side from arrival on scene to delivery to the hospital
  • Assess, review, and discern the possible diagnosis of the patient
  • Choose the next step to take on the AMLS Assessment Pathway
  • Confirm the final diagnosis and provide ongoing prehospital management of the patient
  • Place emphasis on the BLS provider and integration with ALS
  • Expand on course content for highly critical patients, environmental-related disorders, and infectious diseases

This 16-hour course is for Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurse Anesthetists, and Physicians. The course can be offered at the basic, advanced or combined levels. Upon successful completion of this course, students receive a certificate of completion, a wallet card recognizing them as AMLS providers for 4 years, and 16 hours CE Credit.

Classes are scheduled for groups and corporate trainings upon request. Please call 208-996-9248 to schedule a course.