The American Heart Association’s ECG & Pharmacology Course delivered by Immediate Care Training (Ireland) is a classroom based, instructor led course designed to improve ECG recognition and pharmacology knowledge associated with the management of cardiovascular emergencies.
This course is aimed at any healthcare professionals but is particularly of benefit for those working in the pre-hospital setting (GP’s, Practice Nurses, Ambulance Service Personnel etc.) who may have a role in the treatment of patients who suffer a cardiovascular emergency or cardiopulmonary arrest.
This course can act as a precursor for those healthcare professionals and students attending an AHA ACLS course who may need further preparation support or those who are aiming to improve their own knowledge and skills in these topics.
The format is flexible to allow candidates to attend the course either as two separate sessions or as a full course
Key 2010 AHA Guidelines changes in CPR/ECG
Normal ECG measurements
Basic arrhythmia recognition
Basic ACLS drugs and usage
Drugs: Doses and routes of administration during cardiovascular emergencies
Principles for the administration of the indicated drugs as per the key AHA ACLS algorithms
The course format is learner centred facilitated by case studies, small group work, and workbook tasks.