AHA100 ACLS EP Provider – Advanced Cardiac Life Support Experienced Provider – Initial
ACLS for Experienced Providers goes beyond the core ACLS training by offering critical thinking opportunities for those advanced, experienced, healthcare professionals who use ACLS on a regular basis. The goal of ACLS EP is to improve outcomes in complex cardiovascular, respiratory, and other (e.g., metabolic, toxicologic) emergencies by expanding on core ACLS guidelines and encouraging critical thinking and decision-making strategies. Through cooperative learning and active participation in case-based scenarios, learners enhance their skills in the differential diagnosis and treatment of prearrest, arrest, and post arrest patients.
The AHA’s ACLS EP Course is designed for those who are proficient in performing BLS and ACLS skills, reading and interpreting ECGs, understanding ACLS pharmacology; and who regularly lead or participate in emergency assessment and treatment of prearrest, arrest, or post arrest patients.
Instructor-led, hands-on class – approximately 8 hours with breaks. The course covers the following:
- Demonstrate proficiency in providing BLS care, including prioritizing chest compressions and integrating the use of an AED
- Recognize and manage respiratory arrest
- Recognize and manage cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including post-cardiac arrest care
- Upon successful completion of all course requirements, participants receive an ACLS EP Provider Course Completion Card which is valid for two years.