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Advanced Medical Life Support Basics

AMLS Basics

Course Length

16 Hours

CEU Information

Target Audience


Advanced Medical Life Support Basics


Penn Tactical Solutions Cadre

Our team is comprised of a cadre of instructors with diverse backgrounds including military, emergency medicine, and public safety who understand that everyone has to start somewhere, but isn't afraid to push you to your highest level of greatness. We utilize a crawl-walk-run methodology so that we set you up for success, both in our classes and where it matters most: out in the real world.

About the course

16-hour classroom course specifically designed for emergency medical technicians. The course covers the same materials as AMLS, at a level appropriate for EMTs. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a certificate of completion, a wallet card recognizing them as AMLS-Basics providers for 4 years, and 16 hours of CAPCE credit.

Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) remains the gold standard of education for emergency medical assessment and treatment. Endorsed by the National Association of EMS Physicians, AMLS emphasizes the use of the AMLS Assessment Pathway, a systematic tool for assessing and managing common medical conditions with urgent accuracy.

In the third edition of AMLS, students learn to recognize and manage common medical crises through realistic case-based scenarios that challenge students to apply their knowledge to highly critical patients. The course emphasizes the use of scene size-up, first impression, history, interactive group discussion on differential diagnosis and potential treatment strategies, and physical exam to systematically rule out and consider possibilities and probabilities in treating patients’ medical crises. The third edition AMLS library of patient simulations offers students an opportunity to apply critical thinking skills to a variety of patient presentations. Additional features include patient simulation monitor images and ECGs provided by iSimulate, to enhance students’ experience.

The course utilizes the AMLS textbook and course manual, and covers the following topics:

Respiratory disorders
Cardiovascular disorders
Neurological disorders
Endocrine/Metabolic disorders
Environmental emergencies
Infectious disease
Abdominal disorders
Toxicological emergencies
Exposure to hazardous materials

AMLS is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT.

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