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Region 2 South Advanced Disaster Life Support (ADLS) Course

  • Henry Ford Hospital 2799 West Grand Boulevard Detroit, MI, 48208 United States (map)

Course Information: ADLS is a 2 Day advanced practicum course for the trained BDLS provider developed by the National Disaster Life Support (NDLS) consortium of academic, state and federal centers. It is an intensive, 2-day course that allows students to demonstrate competencies in casualty decontamination, specified essential skills and mass casualty incident information systems/technology applications. Using simulated, all-hazards scenarios and mass causality incidents, ADLS makes use of four interactive sessions in which participants treat simulated patients in various disaster drills and situations. Training is focused on the development of hands-on skills to allow participants to apply the knowledge learned in BDLS.

This fifteen and one-half hour (15.5) course includes didactic material, basic skills and interactive exercises. Successful completion of Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS) is a mandatory pre-requisite for ADLS.

ADLS targets a diverse group of clinical and non-clinical providers.

ADLS is not intended to be a certifying program as to proficiency with the various skills and interventions covered.

The Advanced Disaster Life Support course is being offered free of cost to Region 2 South members and neighboring emergency preparedness partners. This course is supported 100% by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Cooperative Agreement Award TP17-17010201SUPP18.  Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.

Time: 8:00AM to 5:00 each day


  • Completion of a Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS) course prior to the event

  • Download of Ebook on Computer or mobile divice

  • Completion of all pre-module work for the course before the day of the course

How to Register:

*Please note: If you do not already have a NDLSF account you will need to register for one before you can register for the class

Questions about this event: Please contact the Region 2 South Office at 734-728-7674