Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)

Course Description:

NAEMT’s Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) course is the first EMS education program that fully addresses how to best assess and manage the most common medical crises in patients, offering a "think outside the box" methodology. It is for all levels of practitioners with a strong commitment to patient care, including emergency medical technicians, paramedics, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse anesthetists and physicians.

The course emphasizes the use of:

  • Scene size-up
  • History
  • Interactive group discussion on potential treatment strategies
  • Physical exam to systematically rule out and consider possibilities and probabilities in treating patients’ medical crises

The course offers an initial assessment-based approach that progresses to a diagnostic-based approach to quickly develop the best treatment plan

This program format will consist of interactive lectures, teaching and evaluation stations.

The interactive/case based lectures include the following topics:

  • Altered mental status and neurologic disorders
  • Respiratory dysfunction
  • Shock
  • Chest discomfort
  • Endocrine, metabolic and environmental disorders
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Infectious disease
  • Toxicologic emergencies
  • Hazardous materials and weapons of mass destruction

 Teaching stations follow the associated lectures each day


AMLS is a sixteen (16) hour, two-day course


  • You will receive a NAEMT AMLS provider card
  • You will also receive sixteen (16) hours of CE