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EMS 2011 - Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor

Credits: 1
Hours/Week: Lecture 0.5Lab 1
Course Description: The ACLS Instructor course is designed to prepare individuals to become instructors in advanced cardiac life support (ACLS). Upon successful completion of the ACLS Instructor course, instructor candidates will be able to teach an American Heart Association (AHA) ACLS course using the video and lesson maps in the ACLS course instructor materials and will obtain AHA ACLS Instructor certification.
MnTC Goals
None

Prerequisite(s): EMS 2001 or current ACLS certification. Completion of EMS 1010  with current certification or current American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider. Students must possess current certification or licensure as a paramedic (EMT-P), registered nurse (RN), medical doctor (MD), doctor of osteopathy (DO), respiratory therapist (RT), dentist (DDS), or physician’s assistant (PA).
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: One year as an advanced life support (ALS) provider.

Major Content
  1. ACLS course design
  2. ACLS course outline
  3. ACLS science update
  4. ACLS start
  5. Acute coronary syndrome/stroke
  6. BLS skills testing
  7. Bradycardia/tachycardia
  8. Core instructor course
  9. Course monitoring
  10. Following lesson maps
  11. Instructor materials
  12. Instructor renewal
  13. Introduction
  14. Lesson maps
  15. Mega-code test
  16. Provider course prerequisites
  17. Pulseless arrest VT/VF
  18. Putting it all together
  19. Remediation
  20. Respiratory arrest
  21. Room set up
  22. Self-directed training and blended learning
  23. Technology and equipment
  24. Training center specifics
  25. Written test

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. guide and evaluate students during skill stations according to the ACLS skills testing checklists.
  2. explain AHA and Training Center policies.
  3. instruct on the team concept of ACLS management
  4. use a lesson map to instruct an ACLS class.
  5. demonstrate effective remediation techniques.
  6. organize an ACLS course.


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