Sep 18, 2020
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.
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).
Recommendation: One year as an advanced life support (ALS) provider.
- ACLS course design
- ACLS course outline
- ACLS science update
- ACLS start
- Acute coronary syndrome/stroke
- BLS skills testing
- Core instructor course
- Course monitoring
- Following lesson maps
- Instructor materials
- Instructor renewal
- Lesson maps
- Mega-code test
- Provider course prerequisites
- Pulseless arrest VT/VF
- Putting it all together
- Respiratory arrest
- Room set up
- Self-directed training and blended learning
- Technology and equipment
- Training center specifics
- Written test
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- guide and evaluate students during skill stations according to the ACLS skills testing checklists.
- explain AHA and Training Center policies.
- instruct on the team concept of ACLS management
- use a lesson map to instruct an ACLS class.
- demonstrate effective remediation techniques.
- organize an ACLS course.
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