Are you an ACLS Veteran? If so, this course might be for you.
The 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 prearrest, arrest or postarrest patients. This audience includes physicians, paramedics and emergency department or critical care nurses. An ACLS-EP course completion card superseeds the basic ACLS Provider card and will fufil TJUH renewal requirements.
The goal of the ACLS EP Course is to improve outcomes in complex cardiovascular, respiratory and other (eg, metabolic, 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 prearrest, arrest and postarrest patients.
ACLS EP Course participants are expected to:
Course Completion Requirements:
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 ACLS Provider exam with a score of 84% or higher*
- Pass the 1-rescuer CPR and AED skills test
- Pass the bag-mask ventilation skills test
- Pass the megacode skills test
*Online Keycode for the ACLS test will be provided upon registration. You must sucessfully complete the test prior to class.
The book for this class is not currently available in the Scott Library or the University Bookstore. All students must have a current textbook for reference during the course. The book may be purchased below or from an authorized AHA distributor. (90-1075 ACLS EP Manual and Resource Text)
For questions regarding this course contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-955-0039.
Frequently Asked Questions
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