Skip to main content
Skip to main content

WKU News

Clinical staff members complete ACLS training

Dr. Patricia Blewett, Donna Brosche, RN and Melissa Johnson, RN recently completed Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support ACLS training.

ACLS is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.  ACLS is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies.  Course content :

• Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

• Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device and use of an (AED)

• Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest

• Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia

• Airway management

• Related pharmacology

• Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke

• Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

• Effective Resuscitation Team Dynamics

Upon successful course completion, including demonstration of skills competency in all learning stations and passing the CPR and AED skills test, bag-mask ventilation skills test, a Megacode test and a written test, students receive an ACLS course completion card, valid for two years.

Click here to learn more about Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS).

Categories
All News  Now Viewing Category: All
Media Relations
President Caboni News
CEBS
CHHS News
Gordon Ford College of Business
Ogden News
PCAL
Academic Affairs
WKU Regional Campuses
Glasgow News
Etown & Fort Knox
Owensboro News
Transportation
The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky
The Center for Gifted Studies
Police
Emergency Preparedness
Facilities
Housing & Residence Life
Student Activities and Organizations
Augenstein Alumni Center
Campus Activities Board
The Confucius Institute
Cultural Enhancement Series
DELO News
Department of Music
Department of Theatre & Dance
Development and Alumni Relations
Downing Museum
Downing Student Union
Employee Wellness
Hardin Planetarium
Health Services
Human Resources News
Instruments of American Excellence
International Student Office
Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport
Library News
Math News
Office of International Programs
Office of Research
Office of Sustainability
Parent's Association
School of Journalism & Broadcasting
Student Financial Assistance
Scholarships Student Financial Assistance
Student Employment
Student Government Association News
Student Research Council
Study Abroad
Van Meter Auditorium
WellU
WKU Educational Leadership Doctoral Program News
WKU Joint Admissions
WKU Parent and Family Weekend
Latest Headlines
Hands-Only CPR Mobile Tour to visit WKU on Sept. 25

The Hands-Only CPR Mobile Tour will make a stop at WKU on Sept. 25 for interactive training sessions.

WKU Police Department to debut new uniforms

The WKU Police Department will be sporting a new look on Saturday afternoon (Sept. 23).

Afghan Journalist to Receive WKU's Award for Courageous International Reporting

The School of Journalism & Broadcasting at Western Kentucky University will welcome Afghan journalist Lotfullah Najafizada to campus in late September as the recipient of the second annual Fleischaker/Greene Award for Courageous International Reporting.

Featured Articles
WKU Police Department to debut new uniforms

The WKU Police Department will be sporting a new look on Saturday afternoon (Sept. 23).

Kappa Delta Sorority to formally receive national honor Sept. 23

The WKU chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority will have plenty to celebrate Sept. 23 as it formally receives Kappa Delta’s highest honor for a collegiate chapter. The award presentation will begin at 11 a.m. at the chapter house, 1600 Chestnut St.

Kentucky Museum hosting Hammer-In on Oct. 7

The Kentucky Museum will host its second Hammer-In on Oct. 7. The free community event celebrates the metalworkers' trade.

Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
download excel.

Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
download word.

Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
download powerpoint.

Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
download quicktime.

 
 Last Modified 5/2/17