(Part II – ACLS for Experienced Providers Course)

Aims and Objectives:

The knowledge and skills obtained on the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support for Experienced Providers Course include:

    • Adjuncts for oxygenation, ventilation and airway control
    • Management of the difficult airway
    • Devices to assist circulation
    • Emergency cardiovascular pharmacology
    • Peri-arrest arrhythmias and their management
    • Life-threatening causes of chest pain
    • Advanced acute coronary syndromes
    • Life-threatening electrolyte and acid-base abnormalities
    • Toxicology in emergency care
    • Hypothermia and submersion
    • Severe asthma and anaphylaxis
    • Cardiac arrest associated with pregnancy
    • Shock, pulmonary oedema and hypotension
    • Trauma, electrocution and lightning strike
    • Medico-legal aspects of advanced life support
    • Ethical considerations in emergency cardiovascular care
    • Post resuscitation care
    • Team leadership, team dynamics and resuscitation team co-ordination

 

Target Audience

Any healthcare worker who has Current registration as a Medical or Dental practitioner, Intern, Junior Intern, Professional Nurse or Paramedic and holds a current American Heart Association ACLS provider certification.

 

Course duration

2 days of interactive discussion, video instruction, practical skills instruction, hands on skills sessions and case based scenario simulation training.

 

Pre course preparation

A comprehensive ACLS Resource Textbook is supplied for self study prior to ACLS-EP Course participation.

 

Assessment & course evaluation

Candidates are expected to pass a Pre-Entry MCQ test Based on the ACLS Resource Textbook [required passmark = 84%].They must also pass a practical evaluation as team leader during the management of a peri-arrest patient.

 

Course certification

Each candidate will receive an American Heart Association ACLS-EP course completion Card upon successful completion of the Course.

 

CPD accreditation

Accredited by the Health Professions Council of SA for 32 Continuing Education units (including medical ethics).