ACLS Renewal

 

ACLS: Advanced Cardiac Life Support 

2020 American Heart Association (AHA) CPR & ECC Guidelines

Renewal Course - 1 day 

RN Contact Hours - 7

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The goal of this course is to improve outcomes for adult patients of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergenices through early recognition and interventions by high-performance teams.  Through didactic instruction and active participation in simulated cases, students will enhance their skills in the recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

ACLS is an advanced, Instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac arrest care. Skills are taught in a large group session and small group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

Course content includes:

  • BLS HCP skills
  • Airway management 
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest, peri-arrest, and post cardiac arrest care
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) and Stroke management
  • ACLS treatment algorithms and related pharmacology
  • Learning stations for practice scenarios that encourage acive participation
  • Hands-on class format to reinforce skill proficiency and team dynamics
 
Prerequisites:
  • AHA ACLS Student Manual
  • AHA BLS HCP Card-current
  • AHA ACLS Card-current- must not be expired to take this course or you will be enrolled into a 2 day Full Provider
  • AHA online Pre Test Certificate- 70% score requirement- bring this certificate to the class.
  • Course Completion: 84% minimum written exam and skills scenario completion
  • Course completion cards are valid for 2 years

Intended Audience - Healthcare Providers such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers who are responsible for the assessment and management of pre cardiac arrest, cardiac arrest, post arrest care and stroke and are required to hold an ACLS course completion card for their position.