Basic Life Support (BLS) Course and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) For Port Harcourt

Posted on: Sat 19-12-2020

Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) training courses for the month of December in Port Harcourt, Rivers State have been rescheduled to the following dates:


Date: 17th - 19th

Time: 9.00am

The ASHI and AHA’s BLS course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED. While the ACLS course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of preventing cardiac arrest, early and continuous high-quality CPR, and high-performing teams. The courses reflects science and education from the 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).

Who should take this course?

The BLS Course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in-facility and prehospital settings.

The ACLS is for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies and for personnel in emergency response

Basic Life Support (BLS) Course Options

High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants

The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components

Important early use of an AED

Effective ventilations using a barrier device

Importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR

Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Course Options

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 Acute Coronary Syndrome (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

Ready to take a Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) class?

You can take a full classroom course