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Advanced Disaster Life Support

Advanced Disaster Life Support- Michigan Region 6 Healthcare Coalition

By Region 6 Healthcare Coalition

When and where

Date and time

May 20 · 8pm - May 21 · 5pm EDT


Alpine Township Fire Station 1 1100 Henze Drive Comstock Park, MI 49321

About this event

  • 21 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

This is a pre-registration. Further instructions will follow approximately 30 days before class.

Please make sure you can attend this class before you sign up. There are limited spots available.

Spots are offered on a First Come First Serve basis

A current (within the last 3 years) Basic Disaster Life Support certification is required.

The Advanced Disaster Life Support™ (ADLS®) course is an intense 15-hour 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.

Certifications in ADLS remain active for three years from the date of issuance.


Explain the shift from an 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.

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