Home Courses Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

Course length: 2.5 Days
Course Cost: POA

Entry requirements
Current registration as a Medical or Dental Practitioner, Intern, Professional Nurse or Paramedic.
Valid Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers certificate,
Successful completion of the Entry Test.

Accreditation
Accredited by the HPCSA for 34 CPD points (Incl 4 points for Ethics)

Course Programme Guidelines (American Heart Association Format)

DAY 1

BASIC LIFE SUPPORT






 

08h00

Morning Tea & Registration

 

08h15

Welcome & Introduction

 

08h30

Written MCQ test - BLS

 

09h00

Break

 

09h15

Adult CPR BLS Sequence

Video & Practice

10h15

TEA

 

11h00

Child CPR Sequence

Video & Practice

12h00

LUNCH

 

12h45

Automated External Defibrillation (AED)

AED Practice

13h15

Infant CPR Sequence and Practice

Video & Practice

14h15

Choking & Recovery position

Video & Practice

15h00

TEA

 

15h15

Candidate CPR Skills Test

 

15h30

BREAK

 

15h45

ACLS Equipment technology
Oxygen delivery devices
Basic airway management
Advanced airway management
Airway adjuncts – ETCO2, Pulse oximetry
Respiratory Arrest
Monitoring, defibrillation, cardioversion, external cardiac pacing


Demonstration
Demonstration & Practice
Demonstration & Practice
Demonstration
Simulations
Demonstration & Practic

18h30

Questions, answers, Closure

 

DAY 2

NEW ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR LIFE SUPPORT

 

08H00

Morning Tea

 

08H00

Welcome & introduction to the NEW ACLS Course

 

08H15

Written MCQ test - ACLS

 

09H00

ACLS Course overview

Video / review

09H30

Course Organization

 

10H00

Tea

 

10H15

BLS Primary Survey and ACLS Secondary Survey

Video / Review

10H45

Team Performance Concept

Video / Review

11H15

Pulseless Arrest – VF/VT

Demonstration & Practice

12H15

Lunch

 

 

ADVANCED EMERGENCY SKILLS TRAINING

 

13H00

Pulseless Arrest – PEA / Asystole

Demonstration & Practice

14H30

Ethical considerations

Discussion

15H30

Acute Coronary Syndromes

Video /Review

16H30

Stroke

Video & Discussion

18H30

Break and Summary

 

DAY 3

ACS and PERI-ARREST RHYTHMS

 

08H00

Morning Tea

 

08H15

The Bradycardias

Demonstration & Practice

10H30

Tea

 

10H45

The Tachycardia – Unstable

Demonstration & Practice

11H30

The Tachycardia – Stable

Demonstration & Practice

12H15

Lunch

 

 

Testing Stations

 

13H00

Putting it all together – Demonstration

Practice - Team dynamics

15H15

Testing details

 

15H30

Megacode Management - Testing Stations

 

18H00

Remediation

 

 

Course evaluation & Closure

 

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Topic introductions are followed by hands-on scenario based practicals
  • The Course finishes when all the Candidates satisfy all the requirements. Therefore closing times will depend on candidate capabilities.

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