ACLS is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in small, groups where case-based scenarios are presented.
A current ACLS card is required to enroll in this course.
ACLS is designed for healthcare professionals who participate in the management of cardiac arrest and other emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units. All students must have a valid AHA BLS certificate prior to attending the course.
Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of bag mask device and use of an (AED)
Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
Recognition and early management of peri arrest conditions
Airway management & related pharmacology
Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills, simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active participation
Hands-on class format reinforces skill proficiency
Classroom-based activities promote group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills
Course Completion Card or Certificate
Upon successful course completion, including demonstration of skills competency in all learning stations and passing the CPR and AED skills test, bag-mask ventilation skills test, a Megacode test and a written test, student receive an ACLS course completion card, valid for two years.
This course includes NO materials as students should already have the 2020 ACLS manual