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advanced cardiac life support (ACLS)

emergency medical procedures in which basic life support efforts of cardiopulmonary resuscitation are augmented by establishment of an IV fluid line, possible defibrillation, drug administration, control of cardiac arrhythmias, endotracheal intubation, and use of ventilation equipment.

advanced cardiac life support

A constellation of clinical interventions for the urgent treatment of cardiac arrest, stroke and other life-threatening medical (non-traumatic) emergencies, which are beyond basic life-support skills and knowledge. ACLS entails airway management, accessing veins, interpretation of ECG/EKGs, application of emergency pharmacology and early defibrillation with automated external defibrillators.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

See ACLS.

ad·vanced car·di·ac life sup·port

(ACLS) (ăd-vanst' kahr'dē-ak līf sŭ-pōrt')
Definitive emergency medical care that includes defibrillation, airway management, and use of drugs and medications. Usually begun by emergency medical technicians who do intubation and defibrillation at the direction of a doctor or nurse. Continues through various modalities until the patient arrives at the trauma center.
Compare: basic life support

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

A training course in resuscitation techniques for health care providers offered by the American Heart Association.
See: life support for illus.
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ADVANCED CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT: Mannequin used for training

advanced cardiac life support

Abbreviation: ACLS
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ADVANCED CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT: Mannequin used for training
1. The resuscitation of dying patients. ACLS involves management of the airway, reestablishment of breathing, and the restoration of spontaneous heart rhythm, blood pressure, and organ perfusion. It begins with the recognition of cardiac or respiratory emergencies, and includes cardiopulmonary resuscitation, defibrillation, endotracheal intubation, oxygenation and ventilation, medications for restoring normal cardiac rhythms and cardiac output, cardiac pacing (when needed), and post-resuscitation care. It may begin in the out-of-hospital setting or take place in the hospital. See: illustration
See: basic cardiac life support; cardiopulmonary resuscitation; emergency cardiac care
See also: life support
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We believe that the ACLS Blended Learning Solution will provide a foundation for advanced cardiac life support education and aid in promoting safe, optimal patient outcomes.
Since the day United Medical Education launched their website, they have strived to help people get the online training and certification they need for Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Basic Life Support.
To help healthcare professionals and first responders stay up to date on their medical training, HES offers online certification courses, including an advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) online recertification course.
That study, together with numerous animal studies, served as the basis for the AHA to recommend vasopressin as an alternative to epinephrine in its Advanced Cardiac Life Support guidelines last year.
At the Apple Valley Medical Center Urgent Care, a licensed, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)-certified physician is on duty 24 hours a day.
16, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- United Medical Education, a company that offers online training for the ACLS, BLS and PALS through their excellent web page, has just announced that they have updated all of their Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Basic Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support training materials.
Intended to provide a quick refresher or act as a “cheat sheet” for providing lifesaving care, this special section includes overviews of information that healthcare providers and first responders would typically find in an advanced cardiac life support provider manual, a pediatric advanced life support provider manual, a basic life support provider manual or a CPR/AED/first aid provider manual.
This study guide for completing the American Heart Association's Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) training presents all the ACLS course content in a reader-friendly format, with bulleted lists, margin key points, color illustrations, and multiple-choice quizes with explained answers, plus algorithm boxes, tables, and ECG waveforms.
The American Heart Association (AHA) recently revised its guidelines for advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), now recommending IO as the first alternative to IV for cardiac arrest.
31, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- United Medical Education, the official provider of ACLS, PALS and BLS online certification, is proud to announce that healthcare professionals can now obtain their Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) certification online by taking just one exam.
Advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) certification and recertification courses are available online, as are pediatric advanced life support (PALS) certification and recertification courses.
28, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- United Medical Education, an online official provider of Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Basic Life Support (BLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification, has just announced the launch of its completely redesigned website.

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