ADLS® 3.2 is two full days of
classroom, tabletop scenarios, and
hands-on, operations-level, disaster
response training.

ADLS® 3.2

Provider status & course credit awarded to qualified applicants

Typical Agenda


Lesson Zero - Introduction and Overview (PowerPoint)

ADLS 3.2® Brochure (PDF)


ADLS 3.2® Brochure - Generic - Web/email

ADLS 3.2® Brochure - Generic - Print

BDLS/ADLS Flyer - Generic

NDLS-F® Brochure

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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.
Course objectives:

  • Explain the shift from individual- to population-based care in a disaster or public health emergency.
  • Practice mass casualty triage in a simulated disaster scenario.
  • Choose strategies to establish organizational and community surge capacity in a disaster or public health emergency.
  • Differentiate roles performed in an emergency operations center or incident command center established in response to a simulated mass casualty event
  • Discuss legal, regulatory, and ethical principles and practices to enable health professionals to provide crisis standards of care in a disaster or public health emergency.
  • Select personal protective equipment and decontamination measures appropriate for personnel and public health protection in a disaster or public health emergency.
  • Apply clinical skills for the management of mass casualties in simulated all-hazards scenarios.


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.

Mass Casualty Triage Tabletop

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Surge Capacity and Capability Tabletop

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Populations Scenarios Tabletop

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Day 2 of ADLS® 3.X is the "hands on" day of training. Four skills stations reinforce the previous day’s learning. These skills stations are as follows:

  Mass Casualty Triage (SALT Triage) and Casualty Management/EOC Operations - These challenging stations allows the students to practice the concepts of the disaster paradigm with an emphasis on patient triage. Simulated disaster victims must be triaged and treated correctly while attempting to manage a chaotic scene and requesting appropriate resources.
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.
Target Audience:
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • PAs
  • EMTs
  • Paramedics
  • Pharmacists
  • Dentists
  • Veterinarians
  • Public Health
  • Allied health Professionals
  • Medical students

Class size: 48

Pre-requisites: BDLS®

  • IS100 and IS700 Strongly Recommended
  • CDLS Recommended But Not Required
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.