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NSER 7250 - Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Nursing Specialty Emergency Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

Course Details

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team management of a cardiac arrest, team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. Specific skills in airway management and related pharmacology are also featured. Skills are taught through discussion and group learning, while testing stations offer case-based scenarios using simulators. Target Group ACLS is designed for health-care professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive-care and critical-care units.

Prerequisite(s)

A current HSFC BLS for Healthcare Provider (C) card.

Credits

1.0

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be proficent in the following areas:

  • Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2010 Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).
  • Basic life-support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device and an automated external defibrillator (AED).
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest using a manual defibrillator and equipment commonly found on a crash cart.
  • 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.

Effective as of Fall 2013

Related Programs

NSER 7250 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Specialty Nursing (Emergency - Standard Option)
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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