AHLS for Chemical Burns & Toxic Products of Combustion Course
AHLS for Chemical Burns & Toxic Products of Combustion Course is a 4-hour course, derived from the AHLS Provider course. The specialized course teaches healthcare professionals to medically manage chemical burns and toxic inhalation injuries, including carbon monoxide and cyanide poisoning.
Course consists of didactic lecture and tabletop exercises. No exams or pre-requisites are required.
After 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 Paradigm™ for asphyxiant poisonings
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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.