Basic Hazmat Life Support (BHLS) Online
Basic Hazmat Life Support (BHLS) Online is 3-hour continuing education course. The course is all online in 11 modules and includes a pre-test, formative questions throughout the course and a post-test. The course can be completed in separate sessions, at the student's convenience.
After completing the course, participants will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of important physical, chemical, and other properties of hazardous materials.
- Recognize that the physical state of a hazardous material, i.e., whether it is a solid, liquid, or gas, determines if the material is secondarily contaminating and is one of the major determinants of the route of exposure.
- Use toxicological principles and concepts to organize the medical management of hazmat patients.
- Compare and contrast toxicokinetics with toxicodynamics.
- Recognize various toxic syndromes (toxidromes) due to hazardous materials.
- Formulate an organized approach for treating victims of hazmat incidents, including the AMPLE mnemonic, the primary survey and resuscitation (Airway, Breathing, Cardiovascular, Disability, Exposure), and the poisoning treatment paradigm (Alter absorption, Administer antidote, Basics, Change catabolism, Distribute differently, Enhance elimination).
- Demonstrate knowledge regarding personal protective equipment (PPE) for hazardous materials incidents.
- Recognize that each antidote has its own indications, contraindications, complications, dosage and route.
Continuing Education Information
The University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center designates this Enduring Material activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This continuing education activity is approved by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medicine Services (CECBEMS). CECBEMS# 10-CECB-F3-1055 CEH 3 Type: Basic
Medium or combination of media used. Online pre-test, online course with interactive questions, online post-test.
Method of physician participation in the learning process. Required online pre-test, online course with interactive questions, online post-test.
Acknowledgement of external support
Advanced Hazmat Life Support responded to a Request for Proposals in December 2008 by Anyplace Access for Arizonans Initiative (AAA), funded by the Technology and Research Initiative Fund (TRIF) and administered by the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR). The grant was awarded and completed from April 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010.
Estimated time to complete: 3 hours
The following principal faculty and BHLS planners have no conflicts with the proposed activity:
Danielle M. Crounse, MA
Spencer Greene, MD, MS, FACEP
Mazda Shirazi, MD, PhD
Frank G. Walter, MD, FACEP, FACMT, FAACT
Amy S. Williams, BA
Faculty Presenters for this program include Frank G. Walter, MD, FACEP, FACMT, FAACT, Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine; Farshad (Mazda) Shirazi, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine University of Arizona College of Medicine; and Spencer Greene, MD, MS, FACEP, Assistant Professor, Program Director, UA/UPHK GME Consortium Medical Toxicology Fellowship, University of Arizona College of Medicine. His areas of interest include envenomations, withdrawal, anticonsvulsant toxicity and hazardous materials. All three are toxicologists as well as physicians and actively participate in a variety of research projects and have particular expertise in hazardous material and occupational exposures, envenomations, geriatrics, and withdrawal.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center
CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE Disclosures – 2011-2012
The Following CME Committee Members have no conflicts with the proposed activity:
Srikar Adhikari, MD, MS, RDMS
Helen Amerongen, PhD
Alan D. Bedrick, MD
Edward D. French, PhD
Lisa M. Kopp, DO
Raymond B. Runyan, PhD
Sammy C Campbell, MD, Medical Director, OCME
John M. Harris Jr., MD, MBA, Director, OCME
Sponsored for CME by The University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center.
Contact: College of Medicine, Office of Continuing Medical Education, 1218 N. Vine, PO Box 245121, Tucson, AZ 85724-5121 520-626-7832 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any comments.
Release Date 10-01 -2011 for a period of 2 years. Expiration Date 10-01-2013
If questions arise during the BHLS program, contact 520-626-2305, 520-626-1982 or email email@example.com
Interested in taking the course?