Advanced Cardiac Life Support for Radiologists (ACLS-r)
April 23 - 24, 2013
Designed by radiologists for radiologists, this advanced cardiac life support program, which took place at Le Centre Sheraton, Montreal the evening of April 23 and at the state-of-the-art simulation-based training centre located at the Université de Montréal throughout the day on April 24, addressed the specific radiologist scenarios and ACLS management.
New for 2013 was a session focusing on sedation, its potential complications and critical emergency responses for optimal results.
The course was offered in English and in French. Participants who successfully completed this course received ACLS certification in accordance to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Radiologists are the specific target audience for this activity. The ACLS course for radiologists was developed as a result of the CAR membership’s request, via previous event survey responses.
At the end of this course, participants should be able to :
- Recognize and initiate early management of conditions that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate the resuscitation outcome. (CanMeds Roles: Medical Expert, Communicator, Manager)
- Demonstrate proficiency in providing Basic Life Support care, including providing effective chest compressions and integrating AED use. (CanMEDS Roles: Medical Expert, Collaborator, Communicator)
- Manage cardiac arrest until return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC), termination of resuscitation, or transfer of care. (CanMEDS Roles: Medical Expert, Collaborator, Manager)
- Identify and treat patients with acute coronary syndromes. (CanMEDS Roles: Communicator, Medical Expert)
- Recognize life threatening situations such as anaphylactic reactions, and provide effective initial care and transfer to reduce disability and death. (CanMEDS Roles: Communicator, Medical Expert)
- Demonstrate effective communication as a member of a resuscitation team and recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance. (CanMEDS Roles: Communicator, Collaborator)
- Recognize the predictors for potential airway complications, select patients based on these factors and mobilise the required resources for safe sedation. (CanMEDS Roles: Communicator, Medical Expert, Manager, Collaborator)
The Advanced Cardiac Life Support for Radiologists (ACLS-r) course is an Accredited Simulation Activity (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program (MOC) of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), and has been approved by the Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) for a maximum of 10.5 credit hours.
The RCPSC recording system will automatically convert the credit hours for this event to three credits per claimed hour (10.5 hours x 3 = 31.5 credit-hours).
Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- April 25 - 28, 2013: CAR 76th Annual Scientific Meeting
- April 25, 2013: Basic Life Support Course (BLS) (Société canadienne-française de radiologie)