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Aims and Objectives

The knowledge and skills obtained on the ACLS for Experienced Providers Course includes an update of ACLS Provider skills as well as advanced adjuncts for oxygenation, ventilation and airway control, devices to assist circulation, emergency cardiovascular care pharmacology, periarrest arrhythmias, life-threatening causes of chest pain, advanced acute coronary syndromes, life-threatening electrolyte and acid-base abnormalities, toxicology, hypothermia and submersion, severe asthma and anaphylaxis, cardiac arrest associated with pregnancy, shock, pulmonary oedema and hypotension, trauma, electric shock and lightning strikes, medico-legal aspects and ethical considerations, and post-resuscitation stabilization and care.

Target Audience

The ACLS for Experienced Providers Course is designed for any healthcare professional who is in possession of a current American Heart Association ACLS Provider Certificate. It is ideal for EMS, Emergency Department and ICU staff, and particularly medical practitioners who regularly participate in resuscitation attempts or who would like to receive in-depth knowledge and skill in a wide range of challenging emergency situations.

Course Size

Up to 16 participants per Course.

Course Length

2 days.

Course Structure

The ACLS for Experienced Providers Course is an intense practical and case-based Course that covers both common and special resuscitation situations and challenging emergency situations. Learning is facilitated by discussion and hands-on practice, guided by positive and constructive feedback.

Assessment and Preparation

A comprehensive American Heart Association ACLS Resource Text for Instructors and Experienced Providers is supplied prior to Course participation. Participation on the ACLS for Experienced Providers Course requires possession of a current American Heart Association ACLS Certificate. Candidates will receive an American Heart Association ACLS for Experienced
Providers Card and Certificate upon successful completion of the Course.

HPCSA CPD Accreditation

Accredited for 34 Continuing Education Units, including 2 CEU’s for Ethics, by the University of the Witwatersrand and the Health Professions Council of South Africa.