American Heart Association launches BLS, ACLS courses for emergency response systems
Courses include subjects related chest recoil, ventilation during CPR with an advanced airway for all ages and minimizing interruptions during chest compressions. Other topics include early management of respiratory arrest, systematic evaluation of adult patients, effective communication as a leader or member of the team, and more.
It is crucial to recognize and begin early management for cardiac arrest. The management should continue through termination or patient’s resuscitation and transfer. The faster the emergency response routine is implemented, the more likely it is that there will be positive outcomes for patients.
Ultimately, course attendees will be able to assess CPR quality, give real-time feedback to their teams and observe the patient’s physiological response to the care provided.
The new courses provide better content that uses the latest discoveries in resuscitation science to heighten positive outcomes for patients. Students will experience realistic scenarios; animations of teams, rescuers and patients; and simulations.
Courses will maintain a certain degree of flexibility, designed to make them more convenient for a greater number of people. The formats include blended learning -- with online technology and hands-on experiences -- and instructor-led training, which is traditional training in a classroom setting.