This is an “Low stress” eight hour American Heart Association curriculum that is for providers in need of recertification. The course is tailored specifically for persons who are currently certified in ACLS and participants MUST have a current Healthcare Provider CPR card. The course includes an advanced airway component that allows participants to review and practice Bag Valve Mask techniques, endotracheal intubation, the Laryngeal Mask Airway (LMA), and the Combitube skills (or other airway adjuncts as required by your protocols).

Another portion of the class includes a review of ECG analysis and interpretation. The students will review the Sinus Bradycardia, Normal Sinus Rhythm, Sinus Tachycardia, PSVT, Atrial Flutter, Atrial Fibrillation, Ventricular Fibrillation, Asystole, PVC’s, PAC’s, First Degree, Second Degree (type I and II), Third Degree heart blocks, Junctional, Pacemaker, Pulseless Electrical Activity, Agonal rhythms, and artifact. After the review, the students are given an ECG rhythm strip evaluation to ensure proficiency in this critical area.

A “Hands on” review of the Lifepac 12 including; set up, monitoring, defibrillation, pacing, cardioversion, capnography, Setting up the AED, and confirming Asystole in two leads will also be presented.

The final component of the class will be the Medication Update and Pharmacology Review. A review of the medications currently being used by your organization will be covered. Any drugs that have recently been added to your protocols will be highlighted to ensure that all participants have a complete understanding of the indications, contraindications, actions, and dosages of these drugs.

The cost for this course is $95.00.

The American Heart Association requires that all students have the required text prior to, and during the course. The students can purchase their own ACLS book from several AHA approved vendors, or they can arrange to check one out from our library*.

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* Library supplies are limited.

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