Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death and disability in the world. Many studies have clearly highlighted the fact that the fatal or foreboding effects of cardiovascular disease are preventable, yet they continue to rise; primarily because the awareness and preventive strategies remain inadequate. Systematic understanding and practicing the flow of care developed by American Heart Association (AHA) can help improve the survival rates to a great extent. Being health care professionals you always have a critical role in providing high quality cardiovascular care.

  • Qualification / Pre-requisites
  • Health care professionals working in any healthcare discipline with all levels of experience with a valid BLS card.

    Students should complete the pre-course self assessment test before starting the course. The ACLS student website ( www.heart.org/eccstudent ) contains the following self-assessment resources. Password you can refer from the front page of your ACLS provider manual.

    • Who should attend this course?

      The advanced cardiovascular life support course is designed for health care providers who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This course provides health care professionals of all disciplines, a wide range of learning experiences.

    • Course award

      on successful completion of the course the participants will receive the American Heart Association’s ACLS provider card.

  • Course content
  • Basic Life support Review
  • Rhythm recognition
  • Systematic approach
  • Airway Management
  • Peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia, unstable Tachycardia and heart block
  • Respiratory Arrest, Cardiac Arrest and post cardiac arrest
  • Related pharmacology
  • Management of Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Management of Acute ischemic stroke
  • Effective Resuscitation Team Dynamics
  • Intravenous ( IV ) / Intraosseous ( IO ) access
  • Coping with death.