The aim of the ACLS course is to prepare health care providers to initiate advanced resuscitative efforts in response to cardiovascular emergencies experienced by adults.
“At the end of the ACLS Provider Course, the successful learner will know how to manage cardiorespiratory emergencies using the systemic ACLS approach. Resuscitation team members will know what to do and when to do it.” - ACLS Provider Manual (Page 2)
This course provides students with the opportunity to achieve greater understanding of the ACLS core content, and to have ample practice using resuscitative skills within experiential-based scenarios.
1. An understanding of ACLS pharmacology, electrical therapy and advanced airway management including intubations.
2. An understanding of ECG rhythm analysis sufficient to identify the following rhythms:
Sinus rhythm: bradycardia, normal, tachycardia
Atrial rhythms: tachycardia, flutter, fibrillation
Junctional rhythm: typical, accelerated, tachycardia
Ventricular: typical, accelerated, tachycardia, fibrillation
Blocks: 1st degree, 2nd degree (types 1 & 2), 3rd degree
Ectopics: premature atrial, junctional & ventricular (unifocal, multifocal, bigeminy, trigeminy, coupled)