(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
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.
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.
Each candidate will receive an American Heart Association ACLS-EP course completion Card upon successful completion of the Course.
Accredited by the Health Professions Council of SA for 32 Continuing Education units (including medical ethics).