2016-2017 Catalog

EMSP 1420 Advanced Cardiac Life Support

2.0 - 0.0 - 2.0


(3) EMSP 1000; advanced healthcare provider; and instructor approval - must be completed prior to taking this course.

Course Description

This course will teach the participant how to recognize and respond to life-threatening emergencies such as cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, stroke, and hypothermic adult patient. The student will review rhythm recognition and how to use the heart monitor in the various modes of electrical therapy. The student will learn to recognize the signs and symptoms along with the management algorithm associated with the individual life threatening rhythm. The Advanced provider will learn and practice the various forms of advanced airway management along with a review of CPR for victims of all ages (including ventilation with barrier devices and bag-mask devices), use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (FBAO).