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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.

BHLS Syllabus

 Educational Objectives

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 ParadigmTM (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.  

Medium or combination of media used.  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


If questions arise during the BHLS program, contact 520-626-2305, 520-626-1982 or email


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