The ACLS Provider Course provides the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate and manage the first 10 minutes of an adult ventricular fibrillation/ventricular tachycardia (VF/VT) arrest. Providers are expected to learn to manage 10 core ACLS cases: a respiratory emergency, four types of cardiac arrest (simple VF/VT, complex VF/VT, PEA and asystole), four types of pre-arrest emergencies (bradycardia, stable tachycardia, unstable tachycardia and acute coronary syndromes) and stroke.
Course Length: 16 hours
Personnel staffing emergency, intensive care or critical care departments; emergency medical providers such as physicians, nurses, emergency technicians, paramedics, respiratory therapists and other professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency.
• Heart & Stroke foundation of Canada Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider-Level C CPR current within the last year. You must present your card at the ACLS course.
• Current registration as a healthcare professional including physicians, paramedics, nurses, respiratory therapists, dentists and military levels QL5 and above.
• ACLS Provider Manual and CD-ROM, Required
• ECC Handbook, Strongly Recommended
This program meets the College of Family Physicians of Canada for mainpro M1 credits. This course is an accredited Group Learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the maintenance of certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
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