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
DURATION
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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Phillip D.

2/29/24

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Linda B.

2/27/24

I’m not a fan of online surveys.

I attended my ACLS recertification class and BLS Challenge yesterday, and enjoyed being in a classroom and learning.

I’m glad to see that in-classroom classes are mandatory for certifications and re-certifications. Effective teams are important in healthcare, and one of the best ways to work on team dynamics is participating in person. (ZOOM classes IMHO do not necessarily provide the best learning outcomes.)

The instructor. Alex Williams, did a great job providing realistic practicums for each individual student, knowing their backgrounds and what they would encounter in their clinical practice. He is also very knowledgable on the critical thinking skills for a successful resuscitation.

Facility bathroom needs work with the toilet paper dispenser (could not load the paper) and the soap dispensers not working. There was no stand alone (hand pump) soap dispenser or hand sanitizer.

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Martha N.

2/7/24

Good Afternoon Defib

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.

See you in two years  

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Jared B.

1/20/24

Excellent classes and staff!

Aki is very knowledgeable, supportive, and helpful!

You will have a stronger resume when you put Defib This classes on it!

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