Advanced Medical Life Support - AMLS (NAEMT)

Instructional Hours: 16.00

Course Objective: To provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to successfully assess and manage a patient in a medical crisis. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to apply critical thinking skills to integrate pathophysiology with assessment and history findings to determine actual and potential patient problems, and apply appropriate emergency medical treatment.

Course Description: This course addresses the most common medical complaints and offers a pragmatic method of patient assessment and management utilizing scene size-up, history, and physical examination to systematically rule out or support possibilities and probabilities in the medical patient. Major topics covered in the course are assessment of the medical patient, airway management, ventilation and oxygen therapy, hypoperfusion, dyspnea, chest pain, altered mental status, seizure and seizure disorders, acute abdominal pain, and gastrointestinal bleeding. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion and team-focused practical exercises.

Successful Completion: Students must attend all class sessions, demonstrate proficiency in the four evaluation stations, and obtain a minimum score of 76% on the written examination. Successful completion of the course provides certification in AMLS. To maintain these credentials, renewal training is required every four years.

Continuing Education: The continuing education hours are approved by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) www.miemss.org, the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS) www.cecbems.org and are recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) www.nremt.org.

Prerequisites

Students must be a current, licensed Maryland basic or advanced life support clinician.

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