ACLS Update + BLS


Date:  11/2/2022
Registration Ends:  10/25/2022 5:00 PM


An ACLS – Refresher course has been scheduled at the FCDPS Training Center, 1516 Franklin St, Rocky Mount, VA.

Fees for the course are:

Virginia EMS providers (Paramedic, Intermediate, Enhanced) $225.00

Non-EMS provider, MD, PA, RN, etc. $285.00

FREE to Franklin County career staff and ACTIVE volunteers

Fee does not include the course manual which is required.

Students must have a current ACLS and BLS Provider Card to attend an Refresher course.

Seating is limited.

Pre-Registration and course fee must be received by registration deadline above.
 
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The American Heart Association's Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support course is totally redesigned for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of hospital. Through the ACLS course, providers will enhance their skills in the treatment of the adult victim of a cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies. ACLS emphasizes the importance of basic life support CPR to patient survival; the integration of effective basic life support with advanced cardiovascular life support interventions; and the importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation. ACLS is based on simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active, hands-on participation through learning stations where students will practice essential skills individually, as part of a team, and as team leader. Realistic simulations reinforce the following key concepts: proficiency in basic life support care; recognizing and initiating early management of peri-arrest conditions; managing cardiac arrest; identifying and treating ischemic chest pain and acute coronary syndromes; recognizing other life-threatening clinical situations (such as stroke) and providing initial care; ACLS algorithms; and effective resuscitation team dynamics.