The goal of ACLS EP is improving outcomes in complex cardiovascular, respiratory, and other (e.g., metabolic, toxicologic) emergencies by expanding on core ACLS guidelines using critical thinking and decision-making strategies. Through instruction and active participation in case-based scenarios, students enhance their skills in the differential diagnosis and treatment of pre-arrest, arrest, and post-arrest patients.

After successfully completing the ACLS EP Course, students should be able to

• Demonstrate proficiency in providing BLS care, including prioritizing chest compressions and integrating use of an AED
• Recognize and manage respiratory arrest
• Recognize and manage cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including post–cardiac arrest care
• Demonstrate effective communication as leader or member of a resuscitation team and recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance
• Apply the systematic approach to assessment, evaluation, and management of complex cardiovascular, respiratory, and other emergencies