ADLS® 3.2 is two full days of
classroom, tabletop scenarios, and
hands-on, operations-level, disaster
- 16 hour class over two days (5-didactic, 11-practical)
- Advanced practicum “hands on” course
- Meets HAZMAT Operations-level training requirement(CFR 1910.120)
- Must have completed BDLS course
- IS100 and IS700 strongly recommended
- CDLS recommended but not required
Provider status & course credit awarded to qualified applicants
Advanced Disaster Life Support® 3.X (ADLS® 3.X)
The Advanced Disaster Life Support™ (ADLS) course is an intense two-day course that allows participants to demonstrate competencies in mass casualty management. Core education elements include the ADLS manual and five interactive lectures (Disasters and Public Health Emergencies; Triage in Disasters and Public Health Emergencies; Health System Surge Capacity for Disasters and Public Health Emergencies; Community Health Emergency Operations and Response; and Legal and Ethical Issues in Disasters). Essential training components include population scenarios discussion; mass casualty triage tabletop and situational training exercises; surge tabletop scenario for a health care facility; personal protective equipment skills performance and decontamination video review; casualty management in small groups with simulated scenarios; and emergency operations center situational training exercise. ADLS requires learners to apply knowledge learned in the Core Disaster Life Support® (CDLS®) and Basic Disaster Life Support™ (BDLS®) courses.
Successful completion of the BDLS course is a prerequisite for attendance at the ADLS course. The ADLS course target audience includes physicians, nurses, physician assistants, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), paramedics, pharmacists, allied health professionals, and students in health professional schools.
Day 1 of ADLS® 3.X features a morning of lecture that builds upon the information contained in BDLS. The afternoon is three rotating tabletops that emphasize team building and skills reinforcement in the areas of mass casualty triage (SALT Triage), Surge capacity and capability, and response organization using Population based scenarios.
|Workforce Protection/Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Decontamination - This station teaches important concepts about the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and decontamination technique. Students are given the opportunity to wear PPE and participate in a simulated decontamination while attempting to render medical care.|
|Clinical Management/Human Patient Simulator - Recognition of victims of a chemical and biological disaster is paramount. This station is designed to reinforce the detection and proper treatment of conditions that may occur during disasters that we do not normally treat. Treatment of chemical, biological, and traumatic patients is covered. The use of high fidelity human patient simulators allows the student to see, hear, and feel information that would normally be provided by an instructor, creating a more realistic experience than standard mannequins can provide.|
|Class size: 48|
|Course Length: 16 hours|
CEU credits are available from and approved by CECBEMS for EMS and from the Texas DSHS for CME, CNE, CHES, RS, SS.
|Recertification: Every three years.|
Do you need ADLS® 3.0 to complete your NDLS® training series? Do you need real world, hands-on disaster response training? Contact us today for more information.