Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) Training Course

Curriculum Provider:
National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians
Certification Duration:
4 Years
Course Format:
Interactive Instructor Led Lecture, Group Learning Stations, Psychomotor Skills Practicums

Cascade Training Center provides official NAEMT Advanced Medical Life Support certification courses. Upon successful course completion you will be issued an official NAEMT AMLS provider card good for 4 years.

NAEMT's Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) course is the first EMS education program that fully addresses how to best assess and manage the most common medical crises in patients, offering a "think outside the box" training methodology. It is for all levels of practitioners with a strong commitment to patient care, including emergency medical technicians, paramedics, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse anesthetists and physicians. The course emphasizes the use of scene size-up, history, interactive group discussion on potential treatment strategies, and physical exam to systematically rule out and consider possibilities and probabilities in treating patients' medical crises. The course offers an initial assessment-based approach that progresses to a diagnostic-based approach to quickly develop the best treatment plan. AMLS is a sixteen-hour, two-day program that consists of interactive lectures, teaching and evaluation stations. Teaching stations follow the associated lectures each day. The interactive/case based lectures include the following topics:

  • Altered Mental Status & Neurologic Disorders
  • Respiratory Dysfunction
    • Airway Management
    • Signs & Symptoms of Impending Failure
    • Assessment & Treatment of COPD
    • Assessment & Treatment of Obstruction
  • Management of Shock
  • Chest Discomfort
  • Endocrine Emergencies
  • Metabolic & Environmental Disorders
  • Abdominal Discomfort
  • Infectious Disease
  • Toxicologic Emergencies
  • Hazardous Materials & Weapons of Mass Destruction

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