Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) - Classroom Course
Course Intent: To build on Basic Life Support (BLS) skills to allow healthcare providers to manage cardiac arrest due to ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia.
- Systematic evaluation of patients over 18 using Basic Life Support, Primary Assessment, and Secondary Assessment
- Utilizing timely Basic Life Support, emphasizing early chest compressions and use of AED devices
- Early recognition of respiratory arrest and management techniques
- Timely recognition of acute coronary syndrome and stroke
- Early recognition and proper management of tachyarrhythmias and bradyarrhythmias that could lead to cardiac arrest or hamper resuscitation
- Early recognition and proper management of cardiac arrest until transfer of care or other termination of resuscitation efforts
- Monitor and evaluate cardiac arrest resuscitation via tracking the patient’s response, monitoring CPR quality levels, and using both to provide feedback to others
- Provide valuable assessments and communication to the rest of the team
- Assess how team interactions affect the team’s collective performance.
- Evaluate how medical emergency teams or rapid response teams can help raise patient survival rates
- Establish a definition for systems of care
Course Completion: This course is intended for healthcare professionals. Those completing the course will be provided with a Course Completion Card upon finishing.