EMS 233: Advanced Life Support Lab

Credits 3
In this course students will enhance their skills in treating adult victims of cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies, while earning their American Heart Association ACLS (AHA ACLS) for Healthcare Providers Course Completion Card. Students will also use a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics, while earning their American Heart Association PALS (AHA PALS) for Healthcare Provider Course Completion Card. This will be done in group discussion and group and individual scenarios. This is a hands-on course where the physical and mental skills necessary for the appropriate assessment and treatment of patients will be taught and tested in small groups and/or individually. Students should be prepared for rigorous questioning and skill demonstration in front of the instructor and their peers. (Su)