The ACLS course builds on the foundation of lifesaving Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced course highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care, and immediate post-cardiac-arrest-care.
ACLS also covers airway management and related pharmacology. Skills are taught in group sessions with small group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.
Please note: You must have a 2015 ACLS Provider Manual with you at the time of class.
The new 2015 ACLS course requires you to interpret EKG rhythms. Unless you work with EKG rhythms on a daily basis we strongly recommend that you practice reading EKGs prior to class.
This course is intended for:
Staff in intensive- care units and emergency or critical care departments
Other professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency
Residents or fellows
Suggested text and learning aids:
1. Rapid Interpretation of EKGs by Dale Dubins. 6th edition.
We have provided a link to the ebook below. (6.99)
2. EKG simulators
There are also some inexpensive EKG simulators that are very helpful. We suggest the 30-day Personal ECG Review by by Pace Symposia for $9.99.
This course covers:
Immediate post-cardiac-arrest care
1- rescuer CPR AED
Effective resuscitation team dynamics
Science overview (update course)
BLS and ACLS surveys
Identification and initial care of other life-threatening clinical situations (such as stroke)