AMLS — Advanced Medical Life Support
Every patient has a story, but sometimes only part of it is spoken. As a health care professional, you must be attuned to everything in order to piece the entire story together. Whether it is evaluating a patient’s symptoms, looking for clues in his environment or responding to his body language, an accurate patient assessment hinges on your skills as an investigator.
That is why Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) training is important.
AMLS is a two-day, 16-hour course for EMTs, paramedics, registered nurses and physicians who wish to advance their skills in dealing with medical emergencies. Students will explore diseases in great detail and enhance their understanding of why symptoms manifest.
AMLS will improve a student’s ability to:
- conduct competent medical examinations
- use problem-solving strategies in providing care
- communicate findings and interventions to the receiving health care facility
A majority of the class time will be spent doing hands-on physical assessment of patients. Students will study airway management and pathophysiology. There will also be an in-depth examination of the assessment and treatment of hypoperfusion, dyspnea/respiratory failure, chest pain, altered mental status, seizures, acute abdominal pain and gastrointestinal bleeding.
The course incorporates the new assessment of the EMT-Basic and Paramedic National Standard Curricula.
This is a two-day course that will meet from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day:
No current courses scheduled. Please contact us for more information.
Please contact us for information to schedule a class.
Applicants must be certified emergency medical technicians, paramedics, registered nurses or physicians and have at least one year of clinical experience to ensure that participants have the knowledge and experience on which the AMLS course will build.
*Pricing subject to change.
Continuing Education Credits:
This course has been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Health for 15.5 ALS hours and 9.5 BLS hours.
Advanced Medical Life Support: An Assessment-Based Approach. St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier Mosby, 2011, 4rd edition.
Books are not provided by the Center for this class.
Upon completion of AMLS, students will receive a certificate of completion and a certification card.
Please contact Nicole Macio for more information at Macion2@upmc.edu or (412)647-6856.
Requests for refunds must be made in writing at least five working days prior to the course. The course fee will be returned with a $20 deduction for administrative fees. No refunds are issued for cancellations made after the aforementioned deadline or failure to attend the course. In the event for course cancellation, participants are notified and a full refund granted.
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