The Course is available to any healthcare professional who is registered as a Medical or Dental Practitioner, Intern, Junior Intern, Professional Nurse, Clinical Technologist or Advanced Life Support Paramedic. Participants must be in possession of a valid AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider Certificate.
Up to 8 participants per Instructor
28 Continuing Education Units
plus 2 CEUs for Ethics
Candidates will be competent to recognize and initiate the management of cardiac arrest and peri-arrest conditions. Participants will be able to apply a systematic and algorithm-based approach to the management of respiratory arrest, ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia, pulseless electrical activity and asystole, stable and unstable tachycardias and bradycardias.
Candidates will be able to identify and treat ischaemic chest pain, expedite the care of acute coronary syndromes and stroke, and provide effective initial care and transfer to reduce disability and death. Participants will be able to demonstrate effective communication skills and leadership of a resuscitation team.
Assessment and Preparation:
A comprehensive study package comprising a 183-page American Heart Association ACLS Provider Manual and Pocket Reference Card, together with a 102-page Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care is supplied prior to ACLS Course participation. Candidates will receive an American Heart Association ACLS Card and Certificate upon successful Course completion.