Instructor Package ACLS Instructor Manual Updated 2015 (EBOOK)

Product Description


This course builds on the foundation of lifesaving basic life support (BLS) skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR.

This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes.

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.

  • Used for the initial ACLS Course, Update, and Heartcode ACLS Skills Session

  • Classroom-based (instructor and video)

  • Skills are taught in large-group sessions and small-group learning and testing stations where

    case based

    scenarios are presented

  • Includes: Lesson Maps for full, update and HeartCode ACLS; 6 divider tabs; and Instructor CD with supplemental information and tools

  • 3-hole punched; 240 pages

PreCourse Materials:

  • Equipment List

  • Sample Agenda for ACLS Course—12 Students

  • Sample Agenda for ACLS Course—24 Students

  • Sample Agenda for ACLS Update Course—12 Students

  • Sample Agenda for ACLS Update Course—24 Students

  • Sample Precourse Letter—Student

  • Sample Precourse Letter—HeartCode Student

  • ACLS Case Scenario Template

Course Materials:

  • 2015 Science Summary Table

  • ACLS Code Timer/Recorder Sheet

  • ACLS Medication Sheets

  • ACLS Full Lesson Plans

  • ACLS Update Lesson Plans

  • HeartCode ACLS Lesson Plans

  • ACLS Learning Station Checklists

  • High-Quality BLS Skills Testing Checklist

  • Airway Management Skills Testing Checklist

  • ACLS Megacode Testing Checklists

  • Life Is Why™ Activity Page

Learning Station and Megacode Testing Scenarios

  • ACLS Learning Station Scenarios and Debriefing Tool

  • ACLS Megacode Testing Scenarios

Course Content:

  1. Apply BLS, Primary and Secondary Assessments sequence for a systematic evaluation of adult patients

  2. Perform prompt, high-quality BLS, including prioritizing early chest compressions and integrating early automated external defibrillator (AED) use

  3. Recognize and perform early management of respiratory arrest

  4. Discuss early recognition and management of ACS and stroke, including appropriate disposition

  5. Recognize and perform early management of bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome

  6. Recognize and perform early management of cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including immediate post–cardiac arrest care

  7. Model effective communication as a member or leader of a high-performance team

  8. 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

  9. Recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance

  10. Discuss how the use of a rapid response team or medical emergency team may improve patient outcomes

  11. Define Systems of care

Successful Completion

For successful course completion, students must

  • Demonstrate skills competency in all learning stations

  • Pass the high-quality BLS Skills Test

    • Bag Mask

    • Ventilation with OPA/NPA insertion skills test

    • Megacode Test

  • Pass the ACLS Exam with a score of 84% or higher

Upon successful completion, students receive an ACLS course completion Card.

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