Center for Advanced Simulation in Healthcare (C.A.S.H) conducted its first Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Course on 17th and 18th February 2014. The course was led by Dr. Ehab M. Esheiba and Dr. Sona Chaturvedi under the Supervision/Inspection of Mr. Marius Oliver (AHA International Training Center Coordinator)
Medical professionals who respond to cardiovascular emergencies in and out of the hospital enhance their treatment knowledge and skills through the AHA’s ACLS training course.
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.
- Airway management
- Basic life support skills, including effective chest compression, use of a bag-mask device and use of an (AED)
- Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
- Effective Resuscitation Team Dynamics
- Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
- Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
- Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
- Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
- Related pharmacology.
The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.