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AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

A current BLS certificate is a pre-requisite for entry on the ACLS course. Please forward copy of BLS certificate if already completed. 

ACLS involves simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active, hands-on participation during learning stations where candidates have opportunity to practice essential skills individually, in a team, and as team leader.  Simulations reinforce the key concepts of:  proficiency in basic life support care; recognizing and initiating early management of peri-arrest conditions; managing cardiac arrest; identifying and treating ischemic chest pain and acute coronary syndromes; recognizing other life-threatening clinical situations and providing initial care; ACLS algorithms; and effective resuscitation team dynamics.

 

COURSE LENGTH:

2 days

STUDENT MATERIALS:

ACLS Provider Manual, ECC handbook and ACLS reference cards

ASSESSMENT:

Both a written test and several skills tests are required for course completion.

CERTIFICATION UPON COURSE COMPLETION: 

Internationally recognized AHA ACLS Certification, CPD certificate (CPD-accredited by the Health Professions Council of South Africa for 30 Continuing Education Units, including 2 CEU's for Ethics)

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