San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
AHA ACLS EP Advanced Cardiac Life Support for Experienced Providers October 26th, 2016
at Saving American Hearts 6165 Lehman Drive Suite 209 Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918.
Welcome to the American Heart Association ACLS EP (Advanced Cardiac Life Support for Experienced Providers Course.
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This Advanced Cardiac Life Support for Experienced Providers (ACLS EP) course is neither a renewal or initial course. The format for this course is now the same for initial and renewal. All students must take an online exam and watch videos on the AHA website. Upon purchase you will receive a special key to enter the testing and videos on the website.
The provider manual is not included in the cost of this course.
This course replaces your ACLS Card and it is well documented on the AHA website that this class is advanced beyond the standard ACLS Course. Written documentation and a link to the AHA website for this information will be provided to you as well. Your ACLS EP Provider card is valid for 2 years.
ACLS EP course is the most advanced course offered by the American Heart Association. It was designed to address the critical thinking skills needed by healthcare providers who regularly respond to complex cardiovascular, respiratory and other emergencies, such as physicians and nurses in the emergency and critical care areas and paramedics in pre-hospital care. This audience should have a mastery of ACLS.
The ACLS EP Course goes beyond ACLS by giving these specialized providers more focus and information to deepen their knowledge around the pre and post cardiac arrest care. In the ACLS EP Course, providers will actively participate in complex case scenarios and apply critical thinking skills to reach a differential diagnosis and rapidly create a treatment plan for the patient.
The goal of the Advanced Cardiac Life Support for Experienced Providers Course is to improve outcomes in complex cardiovascular, respiratory and other metabolic or toxicologic emergencies by expanding on core ACLS guidelines and encouraging critical thinking and decision-making strategies. Through instruction 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.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support for Experienced Providers (ACLS EP) is a classroom-based, Instructor-led course, featuring case-based scenarios. In learning stations, interactive case-based discussions are facilitated by the ACLS EP instructor. The cases are designed to promote critical thinking and decision-making.
The Advanced Cardiac Life Support for Experienced Providers (ACLS EP) Course is for seasoned healthcare providers who are proficient in performing BLS and ACLS skills, reading and interpreting ECGs, and understanding ACLS pharmacology and who regularly lead or participate in emergency assessment and treatment of respiratory or cardiac arrest patients. This audience includes physicians, paramedics and emergency department or critical care nurses. Also, the Course Director may allow other professionals who are deeply involved in the field of resuscitation, including scientists, educators and researchers, to take the ACLS EP Course.
ACLS EP teaches the following:
• Applying the expanded systematic approach (ACLS EP Survey) to patient assessment, evaluation and management
• Cardiovascular Emergencies
• Cerebrovascular Emergencies
• Respiratory and Metabolic Emergencies
• Post—Cardiac Arrest Care
• Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology Emergencies
• High Quality CPR
• Effective communication within a resuscitation team and recognition of the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance
The four core learning stations are:
2. Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology
3. Respiratory and Metabolic
4. Post—Cardiac Arrest Care
For successful course completion, learners must actively participate in all case-based scenarios and must meet all current ACLS course completion requirements including:
• Pass the 1-rescuer CPR and AED skills test
• Pass the bag-mask ventilation skills test
• Pass the Megacode skills test
• Pass the ACLS Provider exam with a score of 84% or higher
There are prerequisites for taking the ACLS EP Course:
There are 2 exams.
1). You must take and pass the traditional ACLS Pre-test. Go to www.heart.org/eccstudent and enter the code aclsep You must get at least 84% to pass. Print this certificate and bring it with you to class.
2). You must get an ACLS EP access key from your instructor to take the second online exam. You have only 2 attempts to pass. If after 2 attempts you have not passed, please contact the course instructor. After completing this online exam you will need to print and bring this certificate with you to class as well.
Before entering an ACLS EP Course, learners are required to have mastered ACLS principles, including proficiency in performing BLS, understanding of the ACLS algorithms, rapid and accurate rhythm recognition and ACLS pharmacology.
All learners must successfully pass both of the ACLS exams before entering an ACLS EP Course.
What to Bring and What to Wear
Bring your American Heart Association (AHA) Advanced Cardiac Life Support EP (ACLS EP) Provider Manual to each class. You will need it during each lesson in the course. You may wish to purchase the AHA’s 2010 Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Providers (optional), which you may bring to the course to use as a reference guide during some of the stations in the course.
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing to class. You will be practicing skills that require you to work on your hands and knees, and the course requires bending, standing, and lifting. If you have any physical condition that might prevent you from engaging in these activities, please tell an instructor. The instructor may be able to adjust the equipment if you have back, knee, or hip problems.
The course is taught in a STRESS FREE, FUN environment. I want you to leave class feeling like you're glad you came, you learned a lot and you ACTUALLY HAD FUN !!!
You will MASTER all the skills you need to run a code and learn all the rhythms and drugs to treat them. IT'S A PIECE OF CAKE !!! STRESS FREE ! FUN !!
Continuing Education Accreditation—Emergency Medical Services:
This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 7.25 Advanced CEHs, activity number 13-AMHA-F2-0175.
If you have any questions about the course, please email Catherine Brinkley at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text (719) 551-1222.