The American Heart Association ACLS-EP course is for those who are proficient in performing BLS and ACLS skills, reading and interpreting ECGs, understanding ACLS pharmacology; and who regularly lead or participate in emergency assessment and treatment of pre arrest, arrest, or post arrest patients.
ACLS for Experienced Providers goes beyond the core ACLS training by offering critical thinking opportunities for those advanced, experienced, healthcare professionals who use ACLS on a regular basis. The goal of ACLS EP is to improve outcomes in complex cardiovascular, respiratory and other (e.g., metabolic, toxicologic) emergencies by expanding on core ACLS guidelines and encouraging critical thinking and decision-making strategies. Through cooperative learning and active participation in case-based scenarios, learners enhance their skills in the differential diagnosis and treatment of pre arrest, arrest and post arrest patients.
Pre-requisites: Students MUST have taken a traditional ACLS course in the past. Students with limited familiarity of laboratory values may find this course challenging. Students MUST be trained in advanced airway management and monitoring.