GA CPR provides ACLS and PALS classes tailored to meet your busy schedule.
We can accommodate both individuals, as well as large classes.
Our classes follow all the current American Heart Association ACLS and PALS guidelines.
ACLS, or Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, is a classroom based course. Students hone their skills in treating adults who are victims of cardiac arrest or many other cardiopulmonary emergencies.
ACLS is advanced. It is instructor-led course that highlights the importance of teamwork and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related use of medications. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.
The American Heart Association describes ACLS class content as follows:
- Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
- Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device and use of an (AED)
- Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
- Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
- Airway management
- Related pharmacology
- Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
- Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
- Effective Resuscitation Team Dynamics
PALS, or Pediatric Advanced Life Support is described by The American Heart Association as a classroom and video-based, Instructor-led course that uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to build the concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and teamwork. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.
The course content of a PALS class per The American Heart Association is the following:
- 1- and 2-rescuer child CPR and AED use
- 1- and 2-rescuer infant CPR
- Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
- Key changes in pediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
- Management of respiratory emergencies
- Resuscitation team concept
- Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy