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EMST2211 – Advanced Cardiac Life Support pdf

Credits: 2 (1/1/0)
Description: This course is designed for health care providers who direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. Students will enhance their skills in recognition and treatment of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute arrhythmia, acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and stroke.
Prerequisites: (None)
Corequisites: (None)
Competencies:
  1. Recognize respiratory arrest.
  2. Perform early management of respiratory arrest.
  3. Recognize arrhythmias which may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome.
  4. Recognize cardiac arrest.
  5. Perform early management of cardiac arrest until termination, resuscitation or transfer of care, including immediate post-cardiac arrest care.
  6. Perform management of arrhythmias which may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation.
  7. Apply basic life support (BLS), primary and secondary assessment sequences for a systematic evaluation of adult patients.
  8. Perform BLS, including prioritized early chest compressions and integrating automated exernal defibrillator (AED) use.
  9. Discuss early recognition and management of stroke.
  10. Evaluate the quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by monitoring the patient's response and providing feedback to the team.
  11. Demonstrate effective communication.
  12. Recognize impact of team dynamics on team performance.
  13. Discuss how the use of a rapid response team changes patient outcomes.
  14. Define systems of care.
MnTC goal areas: (N/A)

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