Basic and Advanced Disaster Life Support Courses

Basic and Advanced Disaster Life Support Courses

emergency3.jpgTarget Audience

The target audience for the Disaster Life Support courses is physicians, physician assistants, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, allied health professionals, public health professionals and veterinarians. Both the Basic and Advanced course meets the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR 1910.120) requirement for Hazardous Materials Awareness Level.

All courses are held on the Cooper Health Sciences Campus in Camden, New Jersey.

Course Descriptions

Advanced Hazmat Life Support

Advanced HAZMAT Life Support (AHLS) is the most comprehensive training program to provide the critical skills needed to treat victims exposed to toxic substances. The 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. Non-medical course participants can attend the course, but will not become verified.

National Disaster Life Support

Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS)
BDLS is a review of the all-hazards topics which is a collection of various man-made and natural events that have the capacity to cause multiple casualties. BDLS will provide a comprehensive preparedness required to manage the casualties resulting from the plethora of possible hazards.

Advanced Disaster Life Support (ADLS)
ADLS is a 2-day advanced practicum course that includes actual scenario training, allowing participants to demonstrate competency in casualty decontamination, essential skills lab, all-hazards training scenarios, and MCI information systems and technology applications.  

Core Disaster Life Support (CDLS)
The CDLS Course is a competency-based, awareness-level course that introduces clinical and public health concepts and principles for the management of disasters and public health emergencies. The course incorporates the “all hazards” approach to personal, institutional, and community disaster management through the use of two unique mnemonics, the PRE-DISASTER Paradigm™ (which applies to event mitigation and preparedness) and the DISASTER Paradigm™ (which applies to event recognition, response and recovery).