AHLS: Advanced Hazmat Life Support TrainingAHLS Hazmat Training For All Healthcare Professionals
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AHLS – Advanced Hazmat Life Support
The Advanced Hazmat Life Support (AHLS) Provider Course offers comprehensive training in the medical management of patients exposed to hazardous materials. The focus is on systematic response for the medical management on chemical incidents (incl. nerve gases). Incidents with exposure to biological and radiological events are also covered.
The 16 hour, two-day AHLS Provider Course is the most comprehensive training program, teaching critical know-how needed to evaluate and treat victims exposed to chemical spills, toxic terrorism, and other threats.
- Principle approach to HAZMAT-events
- Self- and partner protection
- Poisoning treatment paradigm, including specific antidotes
- Emergency Physicians, Prehospital Emergency Physicians, Paramedics
- Nurses of the Emergency Departments
- NBC-specialists of the firefighters and the army
- Military physicians and Personnel of the civil Protection of the Population
Training for interdisciplinary healthcare professionals to care for patients exposed to hazardous materials and dangerous goods. Join the worldwide community of more than 16,500 healthcare professionals from 64 countries and become a verified AHLS Provider, prepared to face the medical challenges of hazmat incidents.
SFG/CSAM: Kat. I = 2; Kat. III = 28; SSCPT: 16; SGARM: 16; SGNOR: 16; SGAR: 16; SGC: 15; SGI: 16
The AHLS certificate is internationally approved. Course participants will be registered with the international AHLS-Provider-database.
The AHLS certificate is internationally recognized.
The AHLS course is part of the curriculum DAS W+H-2
The AHLS course is part of the curriculum CAS Médicaments et dispositifs médicaux en situation d’urgence et de catastrophe, offered by the University of Geneva
AHLS: Advanced Hazardous Life Support Training
Date: June 16./17., 2020
Venue: The Federal Training Centre, 3150 Schwarzenburg, by Bern
When registering for the course, please also select whether you will be participating in the English or German course, which will be held at the same time. The course manual, presentations and workshop are in English; support in French or German is possible.
Dr. med. Mathias Zürcher
Frank G. Walter, MD, FACEP, FACMT, FAACT, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Editor, Advanced Hazmat Life Support (AHLS), Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center, College of Medicine, Professor of Pharmacy Practice & Science, College of Pharmacy, The University of Arizona.
Dr. med. Hugo Kupferschmidt, director and Chefarzt, Tox Info Suisse.
PD Dr. med. Anne Leuppi-Taegtmeyer, Oberärztin, Klinische Pharmakologie u.Toxikologie, Universitätsspital Basel.
Sven Hoffmann, Studiengangsleiter, Universität Zürich, DAS Work Health.
AHLS Switzerland is organized by the Swiss Center for Rescue, Emergency- and Disaster Medicine (SCRED, www.szrnk.ch) in context with the National Center for Disaster Medicine SFG and in collaboration with Tox Info Suisse, Zürich; the Spiez Laboratory, Swiss Federal Office for Civil Protection (BABS), and the Coordinated Medical Services (KSD).
AHLS course manual and course preparation
The provider manual will be sent to participants 4 weeks prior to the course.
Included are: Course manual and material, lunch, coffee brakes, international registration and AHLS certificate.
Not included: Travel, accommodation and dinner. Accommodation can be booked by you directly at the Federal Training Centre (link FR, link DE).
The Swiss NBC-Concept Module
This module will be offered in 2020.