Advanced Medical Life Support

National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) Advanced Medical Life Support

NAEMT’s Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) course is the first EMS education program that fully addresses how best to 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.



AMLS is a two-day course and emphasizes the use of scene size-up, history, interactive group discussion on potential treatment strategies, and a 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 develop the best treatment plan as quickly as possible.

To complete the course and obtain your certification, you must attend the entire program, score at least 76% on the written examination, and successfully pass a simulated patient scenario as a Team Leader.


You must have access to the AMLS book before, during, and after class. You may purchase the AMLS book by clicking on the link below.

Advanced Medical Life Support


$180 per participant

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