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ACLS Course Information

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

The American Heart Association’s ACLS Course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS for Healthcare Providers skills, emphasizing
the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced, instructor-led classroom course highlights the importance of team
dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. The ACLS course also covers airway
management and related pharmacology.
In the ACLS Course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios
are presented. Successful course completion includes demonstrating skills competency in all learning stations and passing the CPR
and AED skills test, bag-mask ventilation skills test, a Megacode test and a written test. Upon successful completion, students receive
an ACLS Provider card, valid for two years.
Course Covers
• Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting
the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary
Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
• Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions,
use of a bag-mask device and use of an AED
• Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
• Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such
as symptomatic bradycardia
• Airway management
• Related pharmacology
• Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
• Effective communication as a member and leader of a
resuscitation team
Pr imary Audience
ACLS is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct
or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and
other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in
emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and
critical care units.
The American Heart Association’s course is the premier ACLS
training for healthcare providers. The evidence-based
content and well-tested teaching methodology can dramatically
improve the learning and retention of lifesaving skills.

Stat Life Medical Training conducts ACLS classes in Jacksonville FL

This information is from AHA website.

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