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Cardiac Advanced Life Support (CALS) Course
18th February 2019 @ 12:00 am
Empower all practitioners to act with confidence when dealing with emergency resternotomy using the EACTS CALS protocol
Promote teamwork and good communication using the 6-key roles guidance
Manage the deteriorating patient using the 5 – point plan
Demonstrate successful CALS re-sternotomy in 5 minutes.
Introduction to the EACTS CALS protocol
Simulation sessions using a resternotomy manikin
Lectures: cardiothoracic emergencies and management, human factors in cardiac surgery
Workshops: chest re-opening, internal defibrillation and ‘scrubbing up’, emergency airway management, pacing troubleshooting and IABP management, CXR and TOE interpretation