Must have current ACLS provider card
This course is designed to improve outcomes in complex cardiovascular, respiratory and other (e.g., metabolic, toxicologic) emergencies by expanding on core ACLS guidelines and encouraging critical thinking and decision-making strategies. Through 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. The ACLS EP Course is for seasoned healthcare providers who are proficient in performing BLS and ACLS skills, reading and interpreting ECGs, and understanding ACLS pharmacology and who regularly lead or participate in emergency assessment and treatment of pre-arrest, arrest or post-arrest patients. This audience includes physicians, paramedics and emergency department or critical care nurses.
Provider cards will be issued upon successful completion of course.
- Registrations must include a copy (front and back) of a current American Heart Association ACLS provider card.
- Registrations for this course will include a key to access an on online ACLS Provider exam. The exam must be completed prior to attending the course with a score of not less than 84%. Evidence of completion must be presented in order to participate.
- Participants will be tested on use of current BLS and ACLS skills and knowledge at the beginning of the course and before proceeding into the Experienced Provider portion of the course. Testing will include one-rescuer adult CPR and AED skills, mouth-to-mask and bag-mask ventilation skills (OPA and NPA included), and Mega Code skills
Please note: All prerequisites must be completed in order to participate in the course. Harborview staff must be approved for attendance through the UW Medicine Community Training Center as part of the registration process.