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Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

The ACLS Course is designed to give the Healthcare the basic knowledge to care for the patient in cardiac arrest and to manage acute coronary syndromes and stroke. During this course you will learn by observing, discussing, and doing. ACLS instructors will help you achieve success in completing the following objectives.

Validation:

Participants who complete the class will receive an Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support provider card.  The card is valid for a two-year period.  Participants will also receive documentation of appropriate continuing medical education credit.  This course is approved for Nursing, Physician, Pharmacy, AANA and EMS credit.

Course Length:

Provider course- Two days (12 to 16 hours)

Renewal course - One day (4 to 7 hours)

Course objectives:

I. Manage the first 10 minutes of a cardiac arrest due to ventricular fibrillation.

· Provide BLS Care, including proper operation of an automated external defibrillator (AED).

·         Provide proper operation of a conventional defibrillator.

· Provide an advanced airway and recognize achievement versus nonachievement of an airway.

· Obtain vascular access.

II. Apply the 4 arrest algorithms.

· VF/Pulseless ventricular tachycardia (VT).

· Pulseless electrical activity (PEA).

· Asystole

· Respiratory arrest

III. Recognize and manage prearrest conditions that may lead to cardiac arrest such as:

· Acute coronary syndromes

· Symptomatic arrhythmias

· Respiratory failure

· Acute stroke

 

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support - Instructor

The ACLS Instructor Course is designed to develop proficiency in teaching an ACLS provider course.  The ACLS instructor course will introduce the instructor candidate to adult teaching theory including a case based method of teaching. 

Validation:

Participants who complete the class will receive an Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support instructor card.  The card is valid for a two-year period.  Participants will also receive documentation of appropriate continuing medical education credit.  This course is approved for Nursing, Physician, Pharmacy, AANA and EMS credit.

Course Length:

Provider course- Two days (12 to 16 hours)

Course objectives:

I.         How to make effective presentations of ACLS information and materials.

II.       How to function as the leader and participant in all components of an ACLS provider course.

III.      Know how to set up and use educational presentation tools including

·       35-mm slide projectors

·      Computer-based video projectors

·      Overhead transparency projectors

·      Posters and flip charts

·      Single-sheet handouts

IV.  How to create, present, and lead the teaching modules:

·         Case-based scenarios

·         Case discussion

·         Skills instruction and evaluation

·         Practice stations

·         Remediation stations

·         Written annotated examination

V.  Understand the educational philosophy of the ACLS program

 

 

 


 CAMC Life Support Training Center - 500 Morris Street, 5 East - CAMC General Hospital
 Charleston, WV 25304
 (304) 388-1856 Phone |  (304) 388-1850 FAX | trainingcenter@camc.org

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