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Goals and Learning Outcomes

The AHA’s ACLS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2020 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC,
as well as the 2019 Update to the 2018 ASA Ischemic Stroke Guidelines. The ACLS Course teaches the
importance of preventing cardiac arrest, high-performance teams, continuous high-quality CPR, systems of
care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, post-cardiac arrest care, acute dysrhythmias,
stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Define systems of care.
  • Apply the BLS, Primary, and Secondary Assessments sequence for a systematic evaluation of adult patients.
  • Discuss how the use of a rapid response team (RRT) or medical emergency team (MET) may improve patient outcomes.
  • Discuss early recognition and management of ACS, including appropriate disposition.
  • Discuss early recognition and management of stroke, including appropriate disposition.
  • Recognize bradycardias and tachycardias that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome.
  • Perform early management of bradycardias and tachycardias that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome.
  • Model effective communication as a member or leader of a high-performance team.
  • Recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance.
  • Recognize respiratory arrest.
  • Perform early management of respiratory arrest.
  • Recognize cardiac arrest.
  • Perform prompt, high-quality BLS including prioritizing early chest compressions and integrating early automated external defibrillator (AED) use.
  • Perform early management of cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including immediate post–cardiac arrest care.
  • 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.

Course Termination Date: Not yet determined

Content Expiration Date: 12/31/24

Course Originally Released On: 01/09/21

Accreditation Information

NURSES

In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP#13791

Disclaimer: Not all courses will provide California Board of Registered Nursing approval. Per California Assembly Bill No. 241, continuing education courses related to direct patient care shall address at least one or a combination of the following:(1) Examples of how implicit bias affects perceptions and treatment decisions of licensees, leading to disparities in health outcomes; or (2) Strategies to address how unintended biases in decision-making may contribute to health care disparities by shaping behavior and producing differences in medical treatment along lines of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, or other characteristics.

 

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Relias LLC reports to CEBroker for the following boards (Provider # 50-1489): Arkansas State Board Of Nursing, District Of Columbia Board Of Nursing, Florida Board Of Nursing, Georgia Board Of Nursing, Kansas State Board of Nursing, Kentucky Board of Nursing, Michigan Board of Nursing, Mississippi Board of Nursing, New Hampshire Board of Nursing, New Mexico Board Of Nursing, North Dakota Board of Nursing, South Carolina Board Of Nursing and West Virginia Board Of Registered Nurses

 

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Disclosures

None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.