Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) builds on the foundation of Basic Life Support (BLS), emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. The hands-on instruction and simulated cases in this advanced course are designed to help enhance their skills in the recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary, arrest immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute arrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes.
Content and Modules
Apply the BLS, Primary, and Secondary Assessments sequence for a systematic evaluation of adult patients
Perform prompt, high-quality BLS, including prioritizing early chest compressions and integrating early automated external defibrillator (AED) use
Recognize and perform early management of respiratory arrest
Discuss early recognition and management of ACS and stroke, including appropriate disposition
Recognize and perform early management of bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome
Recognize and perform early management of cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including immediate post–cardiac arrest care
Model effective communication as a member or leader of a high-performance team
Evaluate resuscitative efforts during a cardiac arrest through continuous assessment of CPR quality, monitoring the patient’s physiologic response, and delivering real-time feedback to the team
Recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance
Discuss how the use of a rapid response team or medical emergency team may improve patient outcomes
Course Completion Card Type
American Heart Association ACLS course completion card, valid for 2 years.
Designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, and paramedics, as well as others who need an ACLS course completion card for job or other requirements.
Accredited by American Heart Association
King Saud University’s Clinical Skills and Simulation Center, King Khalid University Hospital (Old Building)
2ND floor, next to ward 25.