Advanced Cardiac Life Support (Original)
The ACLS course builds on the foundation of lifesaving Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced course highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care, and immediate post-cardiac arrest care. ACLS also covers airway management and related pharmacology.
Skills are taught in large-group sessions and small-group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.
The ACLS course covers:
- ACLS algorithms
- immediate post-cardiac-arrest care
- airway management
- rhythm recognition
- high-quality CPR
- 1-rescuer CPR AED
- effective resuscitation team dynamics
- science overview (update course)
- BLS and ACLS surveys
- Megacode treatment
- identification and initial care of other life-threatening clinical situations (such as stroke).