Syllabus for AHLS Provider/Instructor Course

7:55am                         Sign-in

8:00-10:00am              Section I:  General Principles of AHLS

                                    Chapter 1:  Hazardous Materials Epidemiology:  Hazmat Happens

                                    Chapter 2:  Important Properties of Hazardous Materials

                                    Chapter 3:  Medical Management of Hazmat Victims
 
10:00-10:15am             Break
 

10:15-11:30am              Section I:  General Principles of AHLS (continued)

                                      Chapter 3:  Medical Management of Hazmat Victims (continued)

 
11:30am-Noon              Section II:  Toxic Inhalations

                                      Chapter 6:  Irritant Gases

 
Noon-1:00pm              Lunch (on your own)
 
1:00-1:30pm                Section II:  Toxic Inhalations (continued)
                                    Chapter 31:  AHLS Tabletop Exercise 2:  Ammonia Assault 
 
1:30-2:15pm                Section II:  Toxic Inhalations (continued)
                                    Chapter 7:  Asphyxiants
 
2:15-2:30pm                Break
 

2:30-5:00pm                Section II:  Toxic Inhalations (continued)

                                    Chapter 7:  Asphyxiants (continued)

                                    Chapter 8:  Antidote:  Normobaric Oxygen

                                    Chapter 9:  Antidote:  Hyperbaric Oxygen

                                    Chapter 10:  Antidote:  Methylene Blue

                                   Chapter 11:  Antidote:  Amyl Nitrite

                                   Chapter 12:  Antidote:  Sodium Nitrite

                                   Chapter 13:  Antidote:  Sodium Thiosulfate

                                   Chapter 14:  Antidote:  Hydroxocobalamin

                                   Chapter 15:  International Antidote: 4-DMAP
                                   Chapter 31:  AHLS Tabletop Exercise 1:  Sleeping Beauty 
 

5:00pm                                    End of Day 1

 

7:55am                            Sign-in

 
8:00-9:25am                Section III: Insecticide Poisoning

                                    Chapter 16:  Organophosphate and Carbamate Insecticides

                                    Chapter 17:  Antidote:  Pralidoxime

                                    Chapter 18:  Antidote:  Atropine
                                    Chapter 19:  International Antidote:  Obidoxime

 

9:25-9:35am                Break

 
9:35-10:45am              Section IV:  Corrosives, Hydrocarbons, & Substituted Hydrocarbons

                                     Chapter 20:  Corrosives

                                     Chapter 21:  Hydrocarbons & Substituted Hydrocarbons

 
10:45-10:55am                        Break
 

10:55-Noon                 Section V:  Miscellaneous Toxicants                                         

Chapter 22:  Hydrazines

                                    Chapter 23: Antidotes in Detail: Pyridoxine

                                    Chapter 24:  Hydrofluoric Acids

                                    Chapter 25:  Antidotes in Detail:  Calcium Gluconate

Chapter 26:  Antidotes in Detail:  Calcium Chloride

 
Noon-1:00pm              Lunch (on your own)
 

1:00-1:30pm                Section V:  Miscellaneous Toxicants (continued)

Chapter 31:  AHLS Tabletop Exercise 4:  Fluoride Fiasco 

 
1:30- 2:10pm               Section VI:  Toxic Terrorism

                                    Chapter 27:  Introduction to Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Terrorism

Chapter 28:  Chemoterrorism:  Nerve Agents

 
2:10-2:20pm                Break
           
2:20-3:50pm                Section VI:  Toxic Terrorism (continued)
Chapter 28:  Chemoterrorism:  Nerve Agents (continued)

Chapter 31:  AHLS Tabletop Exercise 3:  Poisoning Predicament 

 
3:50-4:00pm                Break
 
4:00-5:00pm                 Post-Test
 
 
5:00pm                         End of Day 2
 
 

AHLS Instructor Course (Day 3) 

 
7:55am                         Sign-in
                                   
 

8:05am                        AHLS Policies and Procedures

Chapter 1: An Introduction to AHLS

Chapter 2: AHLS Faculty

Chapter 3: AHLS Provider Course

Chapter 4: AHLS Instructor Course

 
9:15am                        How to Conduct an AHLS Course

                                  Chapter 5: How to Conduct an AHLS Course

                                  Chapter 6: A Checklist for Conducting an AHLS Course

 

9:45am                        Adult Education Teaching Tools

                       Chapter 7: Adult Education

Chapter 8: Lectures & Scenarios: The Critical Points of AHLS

 
10:20am                      Break
 

10:30am                       Instructor Workshop

                                 

                                    “Mini” Lecture Series

                                   

11:30am                      Mandatory Exam and Course Evaluation

 
Thank you for your participation in Advanced Hazmat Life Support!