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Courses/Products Advanced Hazmat Life Support (AHLS) Overview of all courses


Distance CME™ is proud to be the first to offer online the entire high level Advanced Hazmat Life Support series of courses in conjunction with the University of Arizona and the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology. All of these courses, although they are online, they are live, real-time lectures with two way interaction.

Advanced Hazmat Life Support Combined Provider Instructor

The Advanced Hazmat Life Support (AHLS) Provider program is a 16 hour, two-day course that gives health professionals a timely and effective response strategy in the medical management of hazmat incidents. Participants will receive a four-year verification status upon successful completion of the course.

This course covers a vast array of hazardous materials, including pesticides, corrosives, toxic inhalants and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear agents.

The AHLS Provider course trains the participant to:

  • Rapidly assess hazmat patients
  • Recognize toxic syndromes (toxidromes)
  • Apply the poisoning treatment paradigm
  • Identify and administer specific antidotes

To view a detailed syllabus of the course: AHLS Instructor

AHLS Instructor Course

The AHLS Instructor* program is a six-hour, one-day course to prepare you to offer AHLS in your area. Often this course is offered following the two-day AHLS Provider Program. Participants will be able to:

  • Define and demonstrate AHLS principles and adult education theory
  • Properly conduct lectures to facilitate learning

AHLS Instructors can then offer any of the AHLS courses in their area with a team of instructors.*

To see a detailed syllabus of the course: AHLS Instructor

Dates: TBA
Instructor Portion: TBA
Registration Deadline:
Instructor: Dr. Gerry O’Malley Physician/Board Certified Medical Toxicologist

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AHLS for Toxic Terrorism:

Chemical, Biological, Radiological,& Nuclear Agents


The AHLS Toxic Terrorism program is a 5-hour, 1-day course. This course is derived from the AHLS Provider course and is intended for those who need the information, but are unable to attend a 2-day Provider course.

Hospitals have found this course helpful to offer to their staff.

Participants of AHLS for Toxic Terrorism will be able to:

  • Rapidly assess toxic terrorism patients
  • Recognize toxic syndromes (toxidromes)
  • Identify and administer specific antidotes, antibiotics and vaccines for toxic terrorism patients
  • Apply the Poisoning Treatment Paradigm

View the sample AHLS for Toxic Terrorism Course syllabus.Dates: TBD October 2012

Registration Deadline:
Instructor: Dr. Gerry O’Malley Physician/Board Certified Medical Toxicologist

AHLS for Chemical Burns & Toxic Products of Combustion


AHLS for Chemical Burns is a 4-hour course and is derived from the AHLS Provider course. The course fills the training requirements for the US Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) Bioterrorism Hospital Preparedness Programs (BHPP) for the care of burn victims of terrorist attacks.

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize that inhalation is the most common route of exposure at hazmat incidents
  • List the routes of exposure for acids, bases, oxidizers and phosphorus
  • Describe characteristic signs and symptoms of poisoning by hydrofluoric acid and fluorides
  • Recite the poisoning treatement for asphyxiant poisoning

View AHLS for Chemical Burns syllabus.Dates: TBD October 2012
Registration Deadline: TBD October 2012

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