After completing this course, you will be able to

  • Recognize and address treatable causes of cardiac arrest.
  • Perform and supervise optimal CPR.
  • Interpret and categorize rhythms to guide resuscitation.
  • Perform appropriate defibrillation.
  • Use a rational approach to medication administration.
  • Differentiate types of shock.
  • Use pacemakers in the setting of a cardiac arrest or profound shock.
  • Manage respiratory arrest.
  • Differentiate between various acute coronary syndromes and how to treat them.
  • Manage patients in cardiac arrest due to special circumstances (e.g., pregnancy, poisoning, hypothermia, and hyperthermia).
  • Lead an effective resuscitation.
  • Practice ethical resuscitation—when to resuscitate and when not to resuscitate.
  • Initiate appropriate post-cardiac arrest care.
  • Provide support for staff and families during, and after, resuscitation.

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Reading list

Chapter 1

Circulatory shock

Kick off the course with a primer on circulatory shock. Here, you’ll learn to assess adequate perfusion, and cover the physiology and treatment strategies for various shock states.
7 Lessons (10m 03s)
Chapter 2

Chest compressions

Optimize your CPR efforts. Learn about the ideal rate and depth of compressions, as well as the role of mechanical compression devices, and extracorporeal circulatory support.
7 Lessons (9m 51s)
Chapter 3

Airway and ventilation

In this chapter, you’ll cover the benefits and harms of artificial respiration. Learn all about airway manipulation, strategies for rescue ventilation, and end-tidal capnometry.
6 Lessons (11m 30s)
Chapter 6

Putting it together

Lead resuscitation attempts like a pro. You’ll master strategies for maintaining structure, honing communication skills, and effectively leading a team through the process.
5 Lessons (6m 29s)