One Community Place
South Deerfield, MA 01373-7328
The classroom-based ACLS EP course is intended 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 pre-arrest, arrest, or post-arrest patients.
This audience includes physicians, paramedics, and emergency department or critical-care nurses. The course director may also allow other professionals who are deeply involved in the field of resuscitation to participate, including scientists, educators, and researchers.
The goal of ACLS EP is improving outcomes in complex cardiovascular, respiratory, and other (e.g., metabolic or toxicologic) emergencies by expanding on core ACLS guidelines using critical thinking and decision-making strategies. Through instruction and active participation in case-based scenarios, students enhance their skills in the differential diagnosis and treatment of pre-arrest, arrest, and post-arrest patients.
After successfully completing the ACLS EP course, students should be able to:
Course is based on:
In order to take this course, students must pass a precourse examination with a grade of 84% or higher. The ACLS EP Exam Key (EC15-1411) must be purchased separately.
Continuing education credits are available.