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.
The following AMLS courses are offered to address the needs of providers:
Provider Course: 16-hour course for EMTs, paramedics, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and physicians. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a certificate of completion, a wallet card recognizing them as AMLS providers for 4 years, and 16 hours of CAPCE credit. This course may be offered as a standard 2-day classroom format, or a hybrid version where students take 8 hours of the course online followed by a 1-day session with skills & scenario application.
AMLS Basics – New: 16-hour classroom course specifically designed for EMTs. The course covers the same materials as AMLS, at a level appropriate for EMTs. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a certificate of completion, a wallet card recognizing them as AMLS-Basics providers for 4 years, and 16 hours of CAPCE credit.
Refresher 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.
Online Modules: 8-hour online module that covers the didactic portion of the course. Upon successful completion, students receive a certificate and 8 hours of CAPCE credit. Available as a standalone option or combined with a 1-day skills/scenario session (hybrid course with total of 16 hours).
AMLS 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, and 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.
AMLS consists of interactive lectures, teaching and evaluation stations, with hands-on skills and scenarios application. The interactive/case based lectures include the topics listed below. For the hybrid version, these topics are completed with online modules, followed by a 1-day class doing hands-on skills and scenarios.
altered mental status and neurologic disorders
metabolic and environmental disorders
and weapons of mass destruction
Teaching stations follow the associated lectures each day.
AMLS is endorsed by the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP). It is accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS) and is recognized by the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT). Students who successfully complete the AMLS course will receive a certificate of completion that is valid for four years.
*AMLS text required; pre-test required prior to standard class; hybrid version has no pre-test, written exam included with online modules