Medical Education

The Department of Medical Education is responsible for all continuing medical education (CME) activities. The mission of the Health Science Center's CME program is to provide high quality educational activities designed to enhance physicians' commitment to lifelong learning.

The ultimate goal is to promote and further the practice of evidence-based and cost-effective healthcare in keeping with the Health Science Center's mission to provide excellent patient care.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support


ACLS Course Course if Full
Friday, June 27, 2014
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Biomedical Research Auditorium
UT Health Northeast at Tyler

The ACLS Course, designed in accordance with the NEW American Heart Association’s guidelines, is an intense medical education training program for healthcare professionals whose job includes the management of patients in cardiac arrest and near-arrest.

The course is designed to help participants succeed in acquiring the skills and knowledge needed to participate in resuscitation attempts.

Educational Methods
In this course, participants will enhance their skills in the treatment of arrest and peri-arrest patients through active participation in a series of simulated cardiac and respiratory cases. These simulations are designed to reinforce important concepts, including:

  • The Basic LIfe Support (BLS) Primary Survey
  • The ACLS Secondary Survey
  • ACLS algorithms
  • Effective resuscitation team dynamics

Course Completion
In order to successfully complete this course, participants must participate in and complete all learning stations, pass the 1-rescurer CPR/AED testing station, pass the Megacode testing station and pass the closed-book written test with a minimum score of 84%.

PREREQUISITES FOR ALL COURSE PARTICIPANTS
The advanced skills covered in this ACLS Renewal Course build on high-quality CPR, therefore participants must be proficient in performing BLS CPR skills using the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR. You must provide proof that you have completed a BLS/CPR course.

This course will cover extensive material in a short time. You will need to prepare for the course beforehand by completing a precourse checklist that will be included with your ACLS Provider Manual. NOTE: This course does not teach algorithms, ECG, or pharmacology information. If you do not learn and understand the ECG and pharmacology information included in the precourse assessment tests, it is unlikely that you can successfuly complete the ACLS Provider Course.

Course enrollment is limited to 24.

To allow adequate time for advance preparation, pre-registration is required by June 1, 2014 so that participants will have sufficient time to complete their precourse preparation.

No refunds available after the materials are provided to the participant.

For additional information contact:
Janise McPherson, Training Center Coordinator
Phone: (903) 877-7251
Fax: (903) 877-5902
UT Health Northeast/Department of Medical Education.

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