AHLS for Chemical Burns & Toxic Products of Combustion
AHLS for Chemical Burns is a 4-hour course and is derived from the AHLS Provider course. The course fulfills a partial training requirement for the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Hospital Preparedness Programs (HPP) for the care of burn victims.
Course consists of didactic lecture and tabletop exercises. No exams or pre-requistes are required.
After completing the course, participants will be able to:
- Recognize that inhalation is the most common route of exposure at hazmat incidents
- List the routes of exposure for acids, bases, oxidizers, and white phosphorus
- Describe characteristic signs and symptoms of poisoning by hydrofluoric acid
- Recite the Poisoning Treatment ParadigmTM for asphyxiant poisonings
View AHLS for Chemical Burns syllabus. (Actual course times may vary)
Continuing Education credits are provided for this course.