ADLS - Advanced Disaster Life Support

  • Cost $500
  • Renews every 3 year

COURSE FORMAT

In Person

About

The Advanced Disaster Life Support (ADLS) certification is designed for healthcare professionals who seek to enhance their abilities in managing the medical aspects of disaster response. This certification is part of a tiered training program that builds on the knowledge acquired in the Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS) course. It provides comprehensive training in the essentials of mass casualty management, triage, disaster medical operations, and the practical application of skills in simulated disaster settings.

Cost: $500, may vary by course

Course Format

The ADLS certification course includes a combination of lectures, interactive skills stations, and simulated disaster scenarios. The key components are:

Course Duration: Typically 15 hours over 2 days

Content: Advanced triage methods, disaster medical operations, mass casualty management, and incident command principles

Assessment: Includes both written examinations and practical skills assessments

In Person

ADLS training is primarily conducted in person due to its hands-on nature. Participants must:

  1. Enroll in an ADLS course through an accredited training center or organization.

  2. Attend all sessions of the course, including lectures, skills stations, and simulations.

  3. Successfully complete both the written and practical assessments.

  4. Receive a certification of completion at the end of the course.

Certification

  1. Prerequisite: Completion of the BDLS course.

  2. Enrollment: Register for an ADLS course through an approved provider.

  3. Participation: Attend and actively participate in all aspects of the course.

  4. Assessment: Successfully pass both written and practical examinations.

  5. Certification Issuance: Receive ADLS certification upon successful completion of the course.

Renewal

ADLS certification typically requires renewal every 3 years. This may involve:

  1. Completing refresher courses or updated training modules.

  2. Demonstrating continued competence in disaster life support skills.

  3. Paying any applicable renewal fees.

Continuing Education

Holders of ADLS certification are encouraged to engage in ongoing education and training in disaster medicine and emergency response. This can include attending workshops, seminars, participating in drills and simulations, and keeping abreast of the latest developments in the field.

For the most accurate and current information on ADLS certification, including specific eligibility criteria, course content, and renewal processes, healthcare professionals should refer directly to the organizations offering the ADLS course, such as the National Disaster Life Support Foundation (NDLSF) or other accredited training providers.

Other Resources

Participants may have access to study guides, online resources, and pre-course materials to prepare for the ADLS course. These resources often include readings on disaster medicine, triage protocols, and emergency response systems.

Related Certifications

Before enrolling in ADLS, participants should have completed the Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS) course. After ADLS certification, healthcare professionals might pursue further specialized training in disaster management or related fields.

Other related certifications:

  • Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)

  • Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN)

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

  • Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS)

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Frequently asked questions

What are some certifications I can pursue after obtaining Advanced Disaster Life Support (ADLS) certification?

You can pursue Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) or Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN), among others.

What other certifications does the NDLSF oversee besides the ADLS course?

The National Disaster Life Support Foundation, Inc. (NDLSF) also oversees the Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS) course.

What organization oversees the ADLS course?

The National Disaster Life Support Foundation, Inc. (NDLSF) oversees the ADLS course.

Can I earn a ADLS online?

No you can't earn a ADLS online.

How often do I need to renew the Advanced Disaster Life Support (ADLS)?

The Advanced Disaster Life Support (ADLS) typically requires renewal every three years.