Advanced Hazmat Life Support Workshop

Advanced Hazmat Life Support

Join the group of over 20,000 paramedics, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals from 78 countries who have acquired hazmat training and expertise from AHLS, preparing for the clinical challenges of caring for patients exposed to chemical spills, toxic terrorism, and other threats.

Learning Objectives:

The Advanced Hazmat Life Support (AHLS) Provider Course is a 16.25 hour, 2-day course. Upon completion, the participant should be able to:

  1. Rapidly assess hazmat patients
  2. Recognize toxic syndromes (toxidromes)
  3. Discuss the medical management of hazmat patients
  4. Apply the Poisoning Treatment ParadigmTM
  5. Describe the indications, contraindications, potential complications, dosages, and routes of antidotes most likely to be used at hazmat incidents

Day 1 – 23 May 2022

7:45 Sign-in/Independent Study of Textbook
8:00 Section I: General Principles of AHLS
  • Chapter 1: Hazardous Materials Epidemiology: Hazmat Happens
  • Chapter 2: Important Properties of Hazardous Materials
  • Chapter 3: Medical Management of Hazmat Victims
10:00 Break
10:15 Section I: General Principles of AHLS (continue)
  • Chapter 3: Medical Management of Hazmat Victims (continued)
11:30 Section II: Irritant Gases
  • Chapter 6: Irritant Gases
12:00 Lunch
12:45 Section II: Toxic Inhalations (continued)
  • Chapter 31: AHLS Tabletop Exercise 2: Ammonia Assault
13:15 Section II: Toxic Inhalations
  • Chapter 7: Asphyxiants
14:15 Break
14:30 Section II: Toxic Inhalations (continued)
  • Chapter 7: Asphyxiants (continued)
  • Chapter 8: Antidote: Normobaric Oxygen
  • Chapter 9: Antidote: Hyperbaric Oxygen
  • Chapter 10: Antidote: Methylene Blue
  • Chapter 11: Antidote: Amyl Nitrite
  • Chapter 12: Antidote: Sodium Nitrite
  • Chapter 13: Antidote: Sodium Thiosulfate
  • Chapter 14: Antidote: Hydroxocobalamin
  • Chapter 15: International Antidote: 4-DMAP
  • Chapter 31: AHLS Tabletop Exercise 1: Sleeping Beauty
17:00 End of Day 1

Day 2 – 24 May 2022

7:45 Sign-in/Independent Study of Textbook
8:00 Section III: Insecticide Poisoning
  • Chapter 16: Organophosphate and Carbamate Insecticides
  • Chapter 17: Antidote: Pralidoxime
  • Chapter 18: Antidote: Atropine
9:25 Break
9:30 Section IV: Corrosives, Hydrocarbons, & Substituted Hydrocarbons
  • Chapter 20: Corrosives
  • Chapter 21: Hydrocarbons & Substituted Hydrocarbons
10:45 Break
10:50 Section V: Miscellaneous Toxicants
  • Chapter 22: Hydrazines
  • Chapter 23: Antidotes: Pyridoxine
  • Chapter 24: Hydrofluoric Acid
  • Chapter 25: Antidotes: Calcium Gluconate
  • Chapter 26: Antidotes: Calcium Chloride
12:00 Lunch
12:45 Section V: Miscellaneous Toxicants (continued)
  • Chapter 31: AHLS Tabletop Exercise 4: Fluoride Fiasco
13:15 Section VI: Toxic Terrorism
  • Chapter 27: Introduction to Chemical, Biological, Radiological & Nuclear Terrorism
  • Chapter 28: Chemoterrorism: Nerve Agents
14:10 Break
14:15 Section VI: Toxic Terrorism (continued)
  • Chapter 28: Chemoterrorism: Nerve Agents (continued)
  • Chapter 31: AHLS Tabletop Exercise 3: Poisoning Predicament
15:45 Review for Post-Test
16:00 Provider Post-Test
17:00 End of Course