The goal of the ACLS EP Course is to improve outcomes in complex cardiovascular, respiratory and other (e.g. metabolic, toxcicologic) emergencies by expanding on core ACLS guidelines and encouraging critical thinking and decision-making strategies. Through instruction and active participation in case-based scenarios, learners enhance their skills in the differntial diagnosis and treatment of prearrest, arrest and postarrest patients.
Applying the expanded ACLS-EP Survey to patient assessment, evaluation and management
Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology Emergencies
Effective communication within a resuscitation team
Recognition of the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance
High Quality CPR
Post-Cardiac Arrest Care
Respiratory and Metabolic Emergencies
This course is for seasoned healthcare providers who are proficient in performing BLS and ACLS skills, reading and interpreting ECGs, and understanding ACLS pharmacology and who regularly lead or participate in emergency assessment and treatment of prearrest, arrest or postarrest patients.
Be proficient in performing BLS and ACLS skills
Be able to read and interpret ECG's
Have an understanding of ACLS pharmacology
Regulary lead or participate in emergency assessment and treatment of prearrest, arrest, and postarrest patients
Pass the ACLS Provider exam with an 84% or higher.
Online ACLS Exam - Pretest
Students enrolling in the ACLS EP course will be emailed an access code for the ACLS EP pretest. This is essentailly the ACLS post test from a regualr ACLS course and must be completed with an 84% or better to be able to attend the course. This must be completed prior to coming to class and a copy of the certificate from the test must be printed and brought to class. You will not be admitted to class without it.
ACLS EP relects the following science:
2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC
2013 American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF)/AHA Guidelines for the Management of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infartion
2012 ACCF/AHA Focused Update of the Guideline for the Management of Patients With Unstable Angina/Non-ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction
Students must be ACLS Provider certified to register.