Cambria-Somerset Council for Education of Health Professionals, Inc.

G24 Owen Library, Pitt-Johnstown, 450 Schoolhouse Road, Johnstown, PA 15904 (814)269-2948

COURSE OVERVIEW and DESIGN

Scientific evidence has pointed the way toward better content, while educational research has led to improved design of the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Provider Course.  Both the design and the content of the AHA ACLS Provider Course are evidence based.

The ACLS Provider Curse Emphasizes 3 major concepts:

  • The crucial importance of high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to patient survival
  • The integration of effective basic life support (BLS) with ACLS interventions
  • The importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation

The course is designed to give students the opportunity to practice and demonstrate proficiency in the following skills used in resuscitation:

  • Systemic approach
  • High-quality BLS
  • Airway Management
  • Rhythm recognition
  • Defibrillation
  • Intravenous (IV)/intraosseous (IO) access (information only)
  • Use of medications
  • Cardioversion
  • Transcutaneous pacing
  • Team dynamics

Students will practice the application of these and other skills in simulated cases and will practice both Team Leader and team member roles.