The advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) training is training for health care professionals who participate in the management of cardiovascular emergencies. Target professionals include physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, paramedics, or other health care professionals who need ACLS certificate for job requirement.
ACLS builds on the BLS skills with emphases on the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR – highlighting the importance of high-performance team dynamics, and effective communication during cardiac emergencies.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
- apply the BLS (Basic Life Support), Primary, and Secondary Assessments sequence for a systematic evaluation of adult patients
- perform prompt, high-quality BLS, including prioritizing early chest compressions and integrating early automated external defibrillator use
- recognize and perform early management of cardiac arrest
- recognition and manage early symptoms brady-arrhythmias and tachy-arrhythmias
- recognize and perform early management of cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including immediate post-cardiac-arrest care
- apply effective communication as a member or leader of a high-performance team
- evaluate resuscitative efforts during a cardiac arrest through continuous assessment of CPR quality, monitoring the patient’s physiologic response, and delivering real-time feedback to the team
- recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance.
Students must pass the BLS skills test prior to enrolling in the ACLS course.