ACLS

Not sure what ACLS is?  Has it been a while since you've taken ACLS?  Here are some reminders of what our ACLS course entails.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (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. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in group sessions and small group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented. This course will focus on some of the following areas:

• Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
• Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device and use of an (AED)
• Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
• Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
• Airway management
• Related pharmacology
• Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
• Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
• Effective Resuscitation Team Dynamics

Here is a link to some frequently asked ACLS questions as answered by the American Heart Association 

http://www.heart.org/idc/groups/heart-public/@wcm/@ecc/documents/downloadable/ucm_429832.pdf