2020 AHA ACLS Instructor Manual

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Provides information for teaching the ACLS Course on an initial or update basis, including classroom-based and blended-learning options.

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Product Description

This course teaches the importance of preventing cardiac arrest, high-performance teams, continuous high-quality CPR, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, post-cardiac arrest care, acute dysrhythmias, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

  • Updated to reflect new science in the 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR & ECC, as well as the 2019 Update to the 2018 ASA Ischemic Stroke Guidelines.
  • Provides information for teaching the ACLS Course on an initial or update basis, including classroom-based and blended-learning options.
  • This course is designed for healthcare professionals who direct or manage cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies; personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units; physicians, nurses, and paramedics; and others who need an ACLS course completion card for job or other requirements.

Course contents: After completing the course, students should be able to:

  • Define systems of care.
  • Apply the BLS, Primary, and Secondary Assessments sequence for a systematic evaluation of adult patients.
  • Discuss how the use of a rapid response team (RRT) or medical emergency team (MET) may improve patient outcomes.
  • Discuss how the use of a rapid response team (RRT) or medical emergency team (MET) may improve patient outcomes.
  • Discuss early recognition and management of ACS, including appropriate disposition.
  • Discuss early recognition and management of stroke, including appropriate disposition.
  • Recognize bradycardias and tachycardias that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome.
  • Perform early management of bradycardias and tachycardias that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome.
  • Model effective communication as a member or leader of a high-performance team.
  • Recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance.
  • Recognize respiratory arrest.
  • Perform early management of respiratory arrest.
  • Recognize cardiac arrest.
  • Perform prompt, high-quality BLS including prioritizing early chest compressions and integrating early automated external defibrillator (AED) use.
  • Perform early management of cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including immediate post–cardiac arrest care.
  • Evaluate resuscitative efforts during a cardiac arrest through continuous assessment of CPR quality, monitoring the patient’s physiologic response, and delivering real-time feedback to the team.

Replaces #15-1003
ISBN: 978-1-61669-773-0

Additional Information

Audience

Instructor

Brand

AHA

Course Type

ACLS

Format

Print

Language

English