Course Overview

The ACLS course builds on the foundation of lifesaving Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers skills, emphasizing the importance  of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced course highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care, and immediate post-cardiac-arrest-care.

ACLS also covers airway management and related pharmacology. Skills are taught in  group sessions with small group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

The new 2015 ACLS course requires you to interpret EKG rhythms. Unless you work with EKG rhythms on a daily basis we strongly recommend that you practice reading EKGs prior to class.

Course Details
2 days

This course covers these topics

  • ACLS Algorithms
  • Immediate post-cardiac-arrest care
  • Airway management
  • Rhythm recognition
  • High-quality CPR
  • 1- rescuer CPR AED
  • Effective resuscitation team dynamics
  • Science overview (update course)
  • BLS and ACLS surveys
  • ACS
  • Megacode treatment

This course is intended for

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Paramedics
  • EMT’s
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Staff in intensive- care units and emergency or critical care departments
  • Other professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency
  • Physician Assistants

Suggested text and learning

  1. Rapid Interpretation of EKGs by Dale Dubins, 6th edition
  2.  EKG simulators: 30-day Personal ECG Review by by Pace Symposia for $9.99
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I had my BLS course yesterday . Service was great. The receptionist greeted me with a smile ..

Facility was clean . One thing I would say is that it was cold and other students agreed as well . I always enjoy Bob F. his instruction makes the class enjoyable. He is easily approachable when I have questions or concerns and very knowledgeable.

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