BHLS is 3-hour continuing education course. The course is online, consisting of 11 modules, 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.
After 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 Paradigm™ (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.
CAPCE (Commission on Accreditation for Pre-hospital Continuing Education) represents only that its accredited programs have met CAPCE’s standards for accreditation. These standards require sound educational offerings determined by a review of its objectives, teaching plan, faculty, and program evaluation processes. CAPCE does not endorse or support the actual teachings, opinions or material content as presented by the speaker(s) and/or sponsoring organization. CAPCE accreditation does not represent that the content conforms to any national, state or local standard or best practice of any nature. No student shall have any cause of action against CAPCE based on the accreditation of the material.
The American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT) is an international multi-disciplinary organization whose goal is advancing the diagnosis and treatment of poisoned patients. AACT is the
co-presenter of AHLS. AACT members serve on the AHLS Scientific Advisory Committee and Administrative Policy Committee.