What Is ACLS

The Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is a procedure for handling patients who are experiencing life threatening medical emergencies such as cardiac arrest. It is the skills and training required to use the protocol to save lives safely. ACLS involves advanced medical skills and interventions such as intubation, which is used to open the airway. Professionals will need to learn about and shocking with a defibrillator to regulate heart rhythm.

Do you need to improve or renew your understanding of the different codes for life such as the “Do Not Resuscitate” (DNR) order the Allow Natural Death (AND). Did you know the difference and how different they are? Firehouse ACLS offers you a better understanding of the terminology involved.

As part of ACLS, professionals learn the administration of pharmaceuticals, which are used to assist with resuscitation and be able to rapidly and accurately read data like electrocardiograms, and make decisions for the patient based on this data. ACLS certification and training makes sure that the medical professional knows how to start intravenous (IV) lines, giving medical personnel quick access to the patient’s veins.

One of the goals in ACLS is to begin to identify what is wrong with the patient, so that a long-term treatment plan can be created. Firehouse knows that ACLS guidelines are constantly changing, due to new information in the medical field, and is current with the materials. It is important to note that, the certification course requires you to pass a test so that you can become a qualified in ACLS.

Medical professionals can see how ACLS interventions try to build on the basic life support (BLS) foundation of immediate recognition and activation of the emergency response system, early CPR, and rapid defibrillation to further increase the likelihood

The ACLS Course is 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.