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
8-hour course for individuals who have successfully completed the 16-hour AMLS provider course within the past four years. Current AMLS provider certificate or wallet card required. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a certificate of completion and 8 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:
Exposure to hazardous materials
AMLS is appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse anesthetists and physicians. AMLS is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT.