Advanced Cardiac Life Support Simulation Training
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).
Learning Objectives and Target Audience
At the conclusion of this activity, participatants will be able to:
- Demonstrate high quality CPR automated external defibrillator per AHA Basic Life Support recommendations;
- Differentiate between patients who do and do not require immediate CPR intervention;
- Recognize signs of cardiopulmonary arrest quickly in order to begin CPR within 10 seconds;
- Describe techniques to work effectively with other members of the healthcare team during patient cardiac arrest;
- Recognize differences between respiratory distress and failure in order to demonstrate early interventions;
- Perform early interventions for the treatment of shock;
- Distinguish between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias;
- State how to implement post cardiac arrest management.
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University of Chicago Medicine
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with anycommercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.
Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.