Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support for Experienced Provider (ACLS EP)
The ACLS EP course is designed primarily for seasoned healthcare providers who manage complex cardiovascular, respiratory, and other emergencies. The ACLS EP Course emphasizes a systematic approach to patient care, critical thinking skills and critical decision-making skills. The ACLS EP Course also asks pertinent questions such as; if you knew the cause of the cardiac arrest, would that change your management approach? If you had this information before the arrest, could you have prevented cardiopulmonary collapse or death? More generally, if you knew the eventual cause of sudden death (eg, acute coronary syndrome), what could you do to create a pathway for prevention and survival?
The ACLS EP course requires an entrance exam to be completed prior to the course, provider’s then complete BLS skills testing and megacode testing in the beginning of class. Once complete, students move onto 4 learning stations; Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Metabolic, Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Post-Cardiac Arrest Care. The learning stations are case based discussions.
Highly flexible course with numerous cases to choose from, catering to scope of practices, area of practice (pre and in hospital) and relevance to expertise of practice. Allows for a challenge each time it is taken to renew ACLS certification requirements.
The goal of the ACLS EP Course is to improve outcomes in complex cardiovascular, respiratory, and other emergencies by expanding on core ACLS guidelines with the use of critical decision-making strategies.