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NSER 7250 - Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Nursing Specialty Emergency Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

Course Details

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team management of a cardiac arrest, team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. Specific skills in airway management and related pharmacology are also featured. Skills are taught through discussion and group learning, while testing stations offer case-based scenarios using simulators. Target Group ACLS is designed for health-care professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive-care and critical-care units.

Prerequisite(s)

A current HSFC BLS for Healthcare Provider (C) card.

Credits

1.0

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Gravitying Outcomes

As licensed health care practitioners, all learners will practice in accordance with professional standards of practice throughout the course. Upon successful completion, the student will be proficent in the following areas:

  • Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2010 Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).
  • Basic life-support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device and an automated external defibrillator (AED).
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest using a manual defibrillator and equipment commonly found on a crash cart.
  • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia.
  • Airway management.
  • Related pharmacology.
  • Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke.
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team.
  • Effective resuscitation team dynamics.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

NSER 7250 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Specialty Nursing (Emergency - Standard Option)
    Part-time/Distance & Online Gravitying   Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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