Peri-arrest and Arrest Avoidance January 08 2018
Peri-arrest is defined as the moments just prior to and after a cardiac arrest. With good assessment skills and prompt intervention, peri-arrest situations may be avoided. Many in-hospital arrests are preceded by recognizable physiologic changes, many of which are evident with routine monitoring of vital signs. In recent studies, nearly 80% of hospitalized patients with cardiorespiratory arrest have abnormal vital signs documented for up to 8 hours before the actual arrest (Heart and Stroke Foundation, 2017). Untreated early shock and respiratory distress lead to cardiovascular collapse.
The New Heart and Stroke Foundation ACLS for Experienced Providers is now available through QRS.
Answer this short questionnaire to find out if you would benefit from this course:
- Are you looking to strengthen your clinical skills?
- Do you work in Pre-Hospital, Emergency, CCU, ICU as an Advanced Care Paramedic, Physician, Nurse, or Respiratory Technician?
- Have you done ACLS more than once?
- Are you planning to do an ACLS recertification in 2018?
If you answered “YES” to all these questions, please consider your next ACLS course an ACLS Experienced Provider course. Through focused, interactive case discussions, the 1-day ACLS EP course goes beyond the algorithms to gain better knowledge of the processes involved in the patient’s condition. The opportunity to finely tune your assessment skills will lead to improved patient outcomes.
Check out the spring ACLS EP COURSES poster on our FACEBOOK page or website courses and reserve your spot today!