Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Advanced Cardiac Life Support
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Advanced Cardiac Life Support

ACLS Provider-This is the full update Provider course and is open to all students: new, expired, and renewals. If you do not work in an area where you frequently participate in code situations this is the course for you even if your card is not expired yet. This course covers the why as well as, the what to do when your patient has arrested or is showing signs of imminently arresting.  You must have a current AHA ACLS Provider manual at this class.
A current AHA Student Manual is required for each student in class. Book purchase is not included in class price.  Books may be purchased for a fee of $45
Pre-requisite for attendance:
Current BLS provider card.
All attendees must take a test before attending class.  Please go to the following link http://ahainstructornetwork.americanheart.org/AHAECC/ecc.jsp?pid=ahaecc.studentlanding  use code:  Compression
You must get a printed copy of test and present it on class date in order to take course, no exceptions!
The ACLS Provider course at Trach Masters is designed to help learners achieve understanding of the essential needs of adult cardiac resuscitation: and interventions according to the (AHA) American Heart Association 2010 guidelines.  Successful completion requires each registrant to participate in all teaching and testing stations, scoring 84% or better on the post –course exam and demonstrate proficiency in skill performance.  The ACLS Provider card will be issued by the ACLS Training Center only to participants who successfully complete the course.  Please visit www.skillstat.com and review the six second ECG online tutorial and the AHA’s student website www.heart.org/eccstudent. The password is compression

TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is designed to train physicians, physician assistants, podiatrists, dentists, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, nurse anesthetists, licensed vocational nurses, respiratory therapist, pharmacists and paramedical personnel, whose daily occupation demand proficiency in the knowledge and skills needed to recognize and respond to life-threatening cardiac emergencies.

CORE TRAINING OBJECTIVES

After successful completion of an ACLS course a provider should be able to:
1.      Recognize and initiate treatment for pre-arrest conditions that may lead to a cardiac arrest, including acute coronary syndromes, respiratory failure and stroke.
2.      Manage the first ten minutes of an arrest due to ventricular fibrillation.
3.      Provide BLS care including proper and safe operation of an AED.
4.      Provide safe and proper operation of a traditional defibrillator.
5.      Correctly use oral and nasal airway, supraglottic airway devices (LMA, Igel and King tube).
6.      Obtain vascular access. (Peripheral IV and Intraosseaus)
7.      Correctly recognize and treat the Pulseless Arrest patient.
8.      AHA’s Chain of survival and post resuscitation care.
*All attendees should take the precourse assessment exam online and bring copy of your results to class with you
Online pre-registration is required before attending courses!

Location

Trach Masters (Exit Carolina, 2 blocks from Alamodome)
1216 Hoefgen St.
San Antonio, 78210

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