Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

2 days (7H30-17H30 each day)

American Heart Association (AHA)

1000 Discovery miles

30 points (including 2 ethics point)

Course Objective

ACLS is a practical, simulated case-based Course that will enhance resuscitation skills in the management of cardiac arrest and peri-arrest patients.

Ideal performance is initially demonstrated via video and Instructor. Learning is facilitated by extensive hands-on practice, with each participant getting several opportunities to lead their team in simulated clinical scenarios, guided by positive and constructive feedback.

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

Assessments and Preparation:

A comprehensive study package comprising a 183-page American Heart Association ACLS Provider Manual and Pocket Reference Card, is supplied prior to ACLS Course participation.

Course Content

  • Team-Based Resuscitation
  • Systematic Approach
  • Basic Life Support algorithm
  • Advanced Cardiac Arrest algorithm
  • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia and tachycardia
  • Post Cardiac Arrest Care (Return of Spontaneous Circulation) algorithm
  • Airway Management and Ventilation
  • Assessment for Foreign Body Airway Obstruction (FBAO)
  • Oxyhemoglobin saturation
  • Capnography
  • Basic devices used to manage airway and ventilation
  • Suction devices
  • Bag-Valve-Mask Device (BVM)
  • Airway adjuncts
  • Advanced airways
  • Adult BLS
  • Defibrillation
  • Purpose and principles of defibrillation
  • Reversible Causes of Cardiac Arrest
  • Medications and Vascular Access and related pharmacology
  • Shockable rhythms
  • Non-shockable rhythms
  • Post Cardiac Arrest Care
  • Management of ACS and stroke
  • Medical Ethics and Advance Directives