To educate health professionals to provide medical care for hazmat patients, including those exposed to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear materials.
To become the international standard for hazmat training of all healthcare providers.
History of AHLS
History of AHLS
The American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, the largest clinical toxicology society in the world, and the Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center of the University of Arizona College of Medicine, a leader in Emergency Medical Services education, partnered to develop AHLS as a resource of continuing education, meeting the national standard of the minimum acceptable skills, knowledge, and training necessary for emergency response personnel responding to hazmat incidents.
The Advanced Hazmat Life Support (AHLS) has trained close to 9,000 paramedics, physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, toxicologists, pharmacists and military personnel in 48 countries since 1999.
The nine members of the AHLS Scientific Committee develop and review all materials used in instructing the course. Each of the members represents an interdisciplinary group of healthcare professionals consisting of paramedics, pharmacists, and physicians. AHLS Committee Members
For more information on AHLS click here to view the following article:
Frank G. Walter, Harvey Meislin, Benson Munger & Danielle Crounse: Advanced Hazmat Life Support (AHLS): Development and Demographics from 1999 through 2003: The Internet Journal of Rescue and Disaster Medicine. 2005; Volume 5, Number 1.