Advanced Cardiac Life Support (Initial Certification)
The American Heart Association ACLS course is totally redesigned to incorporate new science evidence from the 2010 Guidelines and a new teaching methodology. Through the ACLS course, healthcare providers will enhance their skills in the treatment of the adult victim of a cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies. ACLS emphasizes the importance of basic life support CPR to patient survival; the integration of effective basic life support with advanced cardiovascular life support interventions; and the importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation. Each participant is evaluated individually on his/her ability to demonstrate core course knowledge and skills. This course will prepare you to work as a team member and team leader in a code situation. Course evaluation methods include a skill and practical evaluation using core-based scenarios and an evaluation of the participant’s knowledge as measured by a written examination.
Participants seeking ACLS certification for the first-time must be proficient in the following prior to attending the course:
Performing BLS CPR using the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC
Reading and interpreting ECGs
Understanding ACLS pharmacology
Performing the BLS Primary Survey and the ACLS Secondary Survey.