- For the ACLS (and BLS, if desired) Update Course, students are required to bring their current (non-expired) certification card and the current edition of the ACLS (and BLS, if applicable) Provider Manual [Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Provider Manual, 2015 Guidelines].
- Results page of the American Heart Association online Precourse Self-Assessment. Information to access the information is available in the ACLS Provider Manual and will also be provided via email a week prior to the class date.
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**If unable to follow requirements, students may be rescheduled or denied entry to class.**
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 a group session and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.
- Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
- Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a 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 such as symptomatic bradycardia
- Airway management
- Related pharmacology
- Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
- Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
- Effective Resuscitation Team Dynamics