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

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

ACLS LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to

  • Apply the BLS, Primary, and Secondary Assessments sequence for a systematic evaluation of adult patients
  • Perform prompt, high-quality BLS, including prioritizing early chest compressions and integrating early automated external defibrillator (AED) use
  • Recognize respiratory arrest
  • Perform early management of respiratory arrest
  • Discuss early recognition and management of ACS, including appropriate disposition
  • Discuss early recognition and management of stroke, including appropriate disposition
  • Recognize bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome
  • Perform early management of bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrthymias that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome
  • Recognize cardiac arrest
  • Perform early management of cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including immediate post-cardiac arrest care
  • Model effective communication as a member or leader of a high-performance team
  • Evaluate resuscitative efforts during a cardiac arrest through continuous assessment of CPR quality, monitoring the patient's physiologic response, and delivering real-time feedback to the team
  • Recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance
  • Discuss how the use of a rapid response team or medical emergency team may improve patient outcomes
  • Define systems of care