Dec 06, 2022  
Course/Program Inventory 
Course/Program Inventory

RESP 2310 - Comprehensive Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: Successful advancement from the previous semester.

Course Description:
Comprehensive Advanced Cardiac Life Support is an introduction to common cardiac emergencies encountered by pre-hospital care providers in adult and child populations. Emphasis is on the recognition and management of emergencies related to the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. This course covers interpretation of EKG rhythm strips, treatment algorithms, and introduction to ischemia, injury and infarction patterns in 12-lead EKGs. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be ACLS and PALS trained by AHA standards. 3 hr. Lecture/wk.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to:

  1. Interpret EKG rhythms obtained for the most common cardiac emergencies.
  2. Distinguish between patients with cardiac ischemia, injury and infarction.
  3. Recommend treatment for patients experiencing respiratory and cardiovascular emergencies.
  4. Demonstrate competency in the American Heart Association standards for ACLS and PALS.