Cardiac Surgical Unit-Advanced Life Support

Cardiac Surgical Unit Advanced Life Support (CSU-ALS) provider training prepares team members in the management of cardiac arrest using the STS/EACTS evidence-based protocol specific to resuscitation after cardiac surgery. The course combines didactic sessions with hands-on practice using resuscitation equipment during cardiac surgery simulations of acute decompensation. Course modules include:

 Principles of Resuscitation After Cardiac Surgery: Evidence Review

 Open Chest Management Techniques

 Assessment and Management of Cardio-thoracic Emergencies

 Electrical Therapies/ Temporary Cardiac Pacing

 Human Factors Impacting Resuscitation Success