- Updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR and ECC
- This course builds on the foundation of lifesaving basic life support (BLS) skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes.
- Designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, and paramedics, as well as others who need an ACLS course completion card for job or other requirements
- Contains all of the information students need to know to successfully complete the instructor-led, classroom ACLS course. It is designed for use by a single student, and as a reference tool before, during, and after the course. Before the course, students should read complete the mandatory Precourse Self-Assessment module on the Student Website (www.heart.org/eccstudent), identify any gaps in knowledge, and remediate those gaps by studying the applicable content in the ACLS Provider Manual or other supplementary resources, including the Student Website. A passing score for the self-assessment is 70%, and students will need to bring their Precourse Self-Assessment certificate to class.
- Includes one ACLS Pocket Reference Card Set.
ACLS Precourse Preparation Checklist Card will be available on ACLS Student Website and CPRverify.org.
After successfully completing the ACLS course, students should be able to:
- Apply the BLS, 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 (AED) use
- Recognize and perform early management of respiratory arrest
- Discuss early recognition and management of ACS and stroke, including appropriate disposition
- Recognize and perform early management of bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome
- Recognize and perform early management of cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including immediate post-cardiac arrest care
- Model 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
- Discuss how the use of a rapid response team or medical emergency team may improve patient outcomes
- Define systems of care
- 208 pages
- ISBN: 978-1-61669-537-8