AHLS Instructor Course

The AHLS Instructor* program is a four-hour course, preparing you to teach AHLS in your area. Often, this course follows the two-day AHLS Provider Course.

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Review AHLS policies and procedures
  • Identify the process for conducting an AHLS program
  • Recognize common adult education theories and how to apply in teaching the AHLS curriculum
  • Define and demonstrate AHLS principles and adult education theory
  • Explain why the dos and don’ts of teaching affect student learning and interaction

AHLS Instructors can then offer any of the AHLS courses in their area with a team of instructors.*

*Please note: Medical personnel (excluding EMT-B, and Respiratory Therapists) may become AHLS instructors. However, the AHLS Provider Course requires a team of instructors including a board-certified toxicologist and a physician (if toxicologist is not a physician) who is a current AHLS instructor. An AHLS Instructor may be from any health profession including paramedic (EMT-P only), nurse, physician assistant, physician and pharmacist.
EMT-I classified paramedics interested in becoming instructors must apply and be approved by the AHLS Administrative Policy Committee before attending an AHLS Instructor course.

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 20.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ (16.25 Provider Course and 4.0 Instructor Course).

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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.

CAPCE#: 18-ADRP-F2-0002
CEH Type: 16.25 Advanced (Provider) CEH Type: 4.0 Educator (Instructor)

American Academy of Clinical Toxicology
The American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT) 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 Numbers: 0225-9999-19-601-L04-P (Part 1) and 0225-9999-19-602-L04-P (Part 2) (Total 16.25 hours, knowledge-based activity).

AHLS Instructor Course – ACPE Program Number: 0225-9999-19-603-L04-P (4 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) + 8 credits (4 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).

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