AHLS Provider Course
The Advanced Hazmat Life Support (AHLS) Provider program is a 16-hour, two-day course that teaches healthcare professionals to medically manage patients exposed to hazardous materials, including chemical, biological and radiological incidents.
Participants learn to medically manage patients exposed to hazardous materials by recognizing the signs and symptoms. Healthcare professionals receive a four-year verification status upon successful completion of the course.
This course covers hazardous materials including insecticides, corrosives, irritant gases, asphyxiants, hydrocarbons and substituted hydrocarbons and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear agents. Specific antidotes and their indications, contraindications, dosing and route are also included.
After the AHLS Provider course, participants will be able to:
- Rapidly assess hazmat patients
- Recognize toxic syndromes (toxidromes)
- Discuss the medical management of hazmat patients
- Apply the Poisoning Treatment Paradigm™
- Identify and recognize appropriate administration of specific antidotes
Non-medical personnel are eligible to attend the Provider course. However, non-medical personnel, Emergency Medical Responders (EMR), Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), and EMT-Basics will not be verified in the course, but will receive a certificate of completion and continuing education credits provided solely by AHLS.
Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians (AEMT), EMT-Intermediates and Respiratory Therapists can become verified Providers. They can also be considered to become instructors on a case-by-case basis. Approval to take the Instructor Course will be decided by the Administrative Policy Committee upon review of the candidate’s credentials.
Continuing Education Credit
College of Medicine
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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CEH Type: 16.25 Advanced (Provider)
College of Pharmacy
The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Pharmacists participating in the entire program and completing the post test will be awarded credit. No partial credit will be available.
AHLS Provider Course – ACPE Program Number: 0003-9999-15-044-L04-P (16 hours, knowledge-based activity)
Credits in Canada
CANADA – Contact the course host about credits. These credits are not offered through AHLS, but have been approved by Canada in the past as follows:
AHLS is recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) as a Traineeship under MOC Section 2 Self-Learning. (2 credits/hour = 33 credits for Provider Course (16.5 hrs) + 12 credits (6 hrs) for Instructor Course)
Members of the CFPC may apply directly for “Individual Consideration”to obtain Mainpro C (if they complete the exam – if not then it’s Mainpro M1).