ACLS/ BLS Certification Course
“Advanced Cardiac Life Support or Basic Life Support Certification Course”
San Diego, California
August 28, 2017
• The American Heart Association has developed Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) courses for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary emergencies, either inside or outside of a hospital setting. ACLS is designed to review, organize, and prioritize the skills and didactic information needed to direct or participate in the handling of a cardiac arrest, events leading to a cardiac arrest, and events that follow a cardiac arrest.
• The BLS certification course is built upon the latest ECC guidelines as published by the AHA. Upon completion of the BLS certification course you will know how to manage and respond to nearly all cardiopulmonary emergencies.
ACLS Course: $299
BLS Course: $50
ACLS Provider Course Objectives
- Recognize the adult in peri-arrest and/or at risk of cardiopulmonary arrest
- Demonstrate the cognitive and psychomotor skills necessary for resuscitating and stabilization of the adult patient in respiratory failure, shock or cardiopulmonary arrest
- Demonstrate proficiency in providing BLS care, including prioritizing chest compressions and integrating use of an AED
- Identify normal vs. abnormal cardiac rhythms and the appropriate pharmacologic and electrical therapies
- Manage cardiac arrest until the return of spontaneous circulation, transfer of care, or termination of resuscitation
- Demonstrate effective communication as both leader and member of a resuscitation team and recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance ACLS Provider Course Content
- Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the new science from the 2015 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
- Effective Resuscitation Team Dynamics
BLS Course Objective
- Recall the basic steps of CPR for adults, children, and infants.
- Demonstrate the basic steps of CPR for adults, children, and infants.
- Perform rescue breathing for adults, children, and infants.
- Administer breaths using a bag-valve mask device and pocket face mask.
- Perform CPR as a lone rescuer or as a part of a 2-rescuer team.
- Demonstrate the appropriate procedure and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).