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AHA’s ACLS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. This course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR.

This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

 

Features

•Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage Active participation

•Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency

•Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

Course Content

•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 ACS and stroke

•Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

 

The BLS Course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED.

In the Instructor-led course, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. Students also complete a written exam.

Features

• Updated science and education from the new 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC 

• Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency 

• Emphasis on high-quality CPR including a team dynamics classroom activity 

• Video-based course with real world scenarios

The BLS Course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED.

In the Instructor-led course, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. Students also complete a written exam.

Features

• Updated science and education from the new 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC 

• Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency 

• Emphasis on high-quality CPR including a team dynamics classroom activity 

  • Video-based course with real world scenarios

The AHA’s new BLS Course has been updated to include science and education from the 2015 Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC. It teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both prehospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on high-quality CPR and team dynamics.

In the Instructor-led course, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. Students also complete a written exam.

 

Course Content

• The importance of high-quality CPR and its impact on survival

• All of the steps of the Chain of Survival and apply the BLS concepts of the Chain of Survival

• Recognize the signs of someone needing CPR

• Perform high-quality CPR for adults, children and infants

• The importance of early use of an AED and demonstrate its use 

• Provide effective ventilations by using a barrier device 

• The importance of teams in multi-rescuer resuscitation and perform as an effective team member during multi-rescuer CPR 

• The technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants

 

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