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WHAT IS THE ACLS EXPERIENCED PROVIDER COURSE (ACLS-EP)?
The ACLS Experienced Provider (ACLS-EP) Course is designed to help you improve the outcomes of your patients experiencing complex cardiovascular, respiratory and other (eg, metabolic, toxicologic) emergencies. The ACLS-EP Course accomplishes this by expanding on core ACLS guidelines and encouraging critical thinking and decision making strategies. Through expert instruction and active participation in case-based scenarios, learners enhance their skills in the differential diagnosis and treatment of pre-arrest, arrest and post-arrest patients.
WHO CAN TAKE AN ACLS EXPERIENCED PROVIDER COURSE?
The ACLS EP course is designed primarily for seasoned healthcare professionals who manage complex cardiovascular, respiratory, and other emergencies. The ACLS EP course provides these professionals with the opportunely to renew their ACLS course completion requirements and gain the additional Experience Provider designation. This audience includes physicians, paramedics and emergency department or critical care nurses.
Before enrolling in an ACLS-EP Course, learners are required to have mastered the core ACLS principles, including proficiency in performing BLS, understanding of the ACLS algorithms, rapid and accurate rhythm recognition and ACLS pharmacology.
The following are the mandatory Pre-Requisites established by the Heart & Stroke Foundation…
- Current Heart and Stroke Foundation BLS course completion card (taken within the last 12 months and current to the most recent guidelines)
- Current Heart and Stroke Foundation ACLS course completion card (taken within the last 24 months and current to the most recent guidelines)
- Successfully pass the ACLS EP Entrance Exam. (The ACLS EP Entrance Exam can be purchased through the ACLS EP Student website. Each key is $20.00 + GST, and allows a student 2 attempts to pass the course. Those that are unsuccessful after 2 attempts are encouraged to complete an ACLS Provider course)
ACLS EXPERIENCED PROVIDER COURSE FEATURES
The ACLS-EP Course emphasizes a systematic approach to patient care, critical thinking skills and critical decision-making skills and the questions; if you knew the cause of the cardiac arrest, would that change your management approach? If you had this information before the arrest, could you have prevented cardiopulmonary collapse or death? More generally, if you knew the eventual cause of sudden death (eg, acute coronary syndrome), what could you do to create a pathway for prevention and survival?
ACLS PROVIDER COURSE DELIVERY METHODS
ACLS EP is a one day classroom-based, Instructor-led course, featuring case-based scenarios.
In learning stations, interactive case-based discussions are facilitated by the ACLS EP instructor. The cases are designed to promote critical thinking and decision-making.
HOW AM I EVALUATED?
For successful ACLS-EP course completion, learners must actively participate in all case-based scenarios and must meet all current ACLS course completion requirements including:
- Pass the 1-rescuer CPR and AED skills test
- Pass the bag-mask ventilation skills test
- Pass the Mega-code skills test
- Pass the ACLSEP Entrance Exam with a score of 84% or higher (Test completed online prior to course date).
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
You will be required to complete some pre-reading. Allow at least sixteen hours to pre-read and review the materials which include: the Advanced Cardiac Life Support – Experienced Provider (ACLS – EP) Course Manual.
COMPLETION CARDS ISSUED
Learners who successfully complete the requirements of the ACLS EP Course will receive a Heart and Stroke ACLS EP course completion card, valid for two years.
The NEW, 2015 ACLS – Experienced Provider Program is now officially recognized in Canada by the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
ACLS Experienced Provider Course Fees (1-Day Program)
Option 1 Course Fees Only
Option 2 Includes Textbook
Option 3 Includes BLS
Option 4 Includes BLS & Textbook
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