ARE YOU READY TO TAKE THIS COURSE?
Advanced Life Support Provider Courses build on the skills of BLS training and are tailored for individuals working in healthcare who have a duty to respond to adult or pediatric cardiorespiratory and cardiovascular emergencies. Participants should have experience, or responsibility to manage these types of patient populations, with these patient populations before taking an ALS course. ALS Provider Courses provide training in: • Cardiac rhythm interpretation. • Indications for and use of airway management adjuncts. • Cardioversion and defibrillation techniques. • Intravenous therapy. • Pharmacotherapy. • Early management of special resuscitation situations.
All registrants MUST be comfortable with ECG interpretation, read the ACLS manual and do the self test provided on the CD ROM in the manual prior to attending an ACLS course.
If you need to review ECG's, PREPS recommends "Rapid EKG Interpretation" by Dale Dubin, MD. It is available for purchase at the University of Toronto Bookstore, or online at amazon.com.
HELPFUL LINKS FOR ECG INTERPRETATION TUTORIALS
CODE BLUE: WHAT TO DO
This course is NOT well suited for new graduates of any healthcare program. Working experience in a relative area of expertise is recommended for successful completion of the course. Passing this course is not guaranteed. There is no registration refund for unsuccessful candidates.
Getting the Manual!
The “2010 Heart and Stroke Foundation Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Provider Manual” is available for purchase from the IndigoSpirit Store in Mount Sinai Hospital.
NOTE: A mandatory requirement for the ACLS Certification and Re-Certification is having the “2010 Heart and Stroke Foundation Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Provider Manual” for the course. The information in this publication provides the most recent knowledge and practices in life saving techniques.
The 2010 Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Providers brought to you by the American Heart Association is now available at the Mount Sinai Hospital Indigo Spirit, if you pre-order you can save 5%. Please contact Kevin Marusic firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Please come to the course well prepared to ensure the best learning experience possible!