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 2010 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
The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is designed for medical professionals who need information about the recognition and management of cardiac arrest, shock, and airway management in infants and children. The lectures, workshops, and tests adhere to the American Heart Association. During this class, participants will gain hands on experience in code management.
At completion of the course, participants will be able to demonstrate proficiency according to American Heart Association standards in the areas of:
Infant and child CPR
Respiratory Emergency Management
Cardiac Core Management
Function as a Team leader in an evaluation code scenario that includes patient assessment, dysrhythmia recognition and treatment modalities, supervision of team members, and problem solving.