2016-2017 Catalog

EMSP 1421 Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Renewal

1.0 - 0.0 - 1.0


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

Course Description

This course will review with the participant how to recognize and respond to life-threatening emergencies, such as cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, stroke, and the hypothermic adult patient. The student will review rhythm recognition and how to use the heart monitor. The participant will review the signs and symptoms along with the management algorithm associated with the individual life threatening rhythm. The advanced provider will review 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).