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Alternative to ACLS and/or PALS/PEPP

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My agency is seeking to improve the rescitation performance in the field, and we are generally dissasitified with the standard merit badge courses.

How many of you provider either:

1- An in house alternative to ACLS or PALS/PEPP or; facilitate higher performance in resuscitation

Or;

2- An in house supplement to ACLS or PALS/PEPP to facilitate higher performance in resuscitation

If so, could you relate any specifics (on list or off) as far as course length and content? Also , if you are a NREMT state, what do you do about NREMT recertification.

For the record, we are NOT looking at ACLS-EP. While this concept showed promise, it is logistically prohibitive to put the course on here or to train a cadre of in house instructors to the ACLS-EP level. its not from lack of trying, but rather logistical hurdles put up by the AHA.

-Steve

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AIME: Airway Intervention and Management in Emergencies

http://caep.ca/cpdcme/roadshows-current-cme/aime

BCAS runs this program as one of its cornerstone clinical education pieces. It's an excellent course for anyone expected to make evidence based/staged airway management decisions.

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