Friday, October 20, 2017
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Academic Education Center
UT Health Science Center at Tyler
The Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Course is for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. Participants who enroll in this course must have the basic knowledge and skills outlined in the course prerequisites (outlined below) to be successful.
The goal of the ACLS Course is to improve outcomes for patients of cardiac arrest and other cardiopulmonary emergencies through early recognition and interventions by high-performance teams.
PREREQUISITES FOR ALL COURSE PARTICIPANTS
The foundation of advanced life support is strong BLS skills. Make certain that you are proficient in BLS skills using the latest AHA guidelines before attending the course. Before the course, enrollees will need to review the ACLS Provider Manual, complete the mandatory Precourse Self-Assessment modules to identify any gaps in their knowledge and remediate those gaps by studying the applicable content in the Provider Manual.
The following knowledge and skills are required for successful course completion:
- Performing high-quality BLS skills
- ECG rhythm interpretation for core ACLS rhythms
- Knowledge of airway management and adjuncts
- Basic ACLS drug and pharmacology knowledge
- Practical application of ACLS rhythms and drugs
- Effective high-performance team skills.
NOTE: This course does not teach algorithms or pharmacology information. If you do not learn this information included in the precourse assessments, it is unlikely that you can successfully complete this course
The instructor-led training is a traditional classroom course structured with practice learning stations which will give you an opportunity to actively participate in a variety of learning activities including simulated clinical scenarios, demonstrations by instructors or video; discussion and role playing and practice in effective high-performance team behaviors. Through didactic instruction and active participation, students will enhance their skills in the recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute arrhythmia, stroke and acute coronary syndromes (ACS). You will participate in a Megacode evaluation station to determine your achievement of the course objectives and demonstrate your:
- Knowledge of core case material and skills
- Knowledge of algorithms
- Grasp of arrhythmia interpretation
- Use of appropriate basic ACLS drug therapy
- Performance as an effective team leader
In order to successfully complete this ACLS course, participants must attend the entire course, actively participate in the learning stations, demonstrate BLS skills, successfully complete the MegaCode testing station and pass a written exam with a minimum score of 84%.
Course enrollment is limited to 24.
Only healthcare professionals who meet the CPR requirement and recognize the need to complete the precourse checklist should apply. Completed registration forms that include the registration fee and required documentation, will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. The ACLS provider manual, that includes the pre-course materials, will be mailed immediately once your registration is accepted.
To allow adequate time for advance preparation, pre-registration is required by May 27 so that participants will have sufficient time to complete their pre-course preparation.
No refunds available after the materials are provided to the participant.
For additional information contact:
Janise McPherson, Training Center Coordinator
Phone: (903) 877-7251
Fax: (903) 877-5902
UTHSCT/Department of Medical Education.