Paramedics, EMTs, rescue and critical care personnel are some of the most highly trained and experienced health professionals. On a day-to-day basis they are presented with a wide range of health conditions and challenges they need to confront head-on and overcome to ensure the best medical care for their patients. Stepping up to this challenge requires these individuals receive years of training in advanced medicine and critical care operations. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is among the many certifications they receive to prepare them for any and all situations they may encounter while administering medical care to critically-ill individuals.
An understanding of emergency medicine, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and basic life support (BLS) is required prior to participating in the training program and learning how to administer advanced cardiac life support. This experience and high level of medical knowledge is required due to the certification’s complexity and methodology. Qualified health care providers are required to monitor and manage a patient’s airway, read and interpret electrocardiograms, initiate IV access and understand emergency pharmacology. ACLS is not for the faint of heart.
It is used in times when life and death are on the line. Advanced cardiac life support is used to intervene in the instances of severe health conditions which threaten the life of the patient. Among these are cardiac arrest and stroke. Having a thorough understanding of life support and emergency medicine is crucial to the effective treatment of these conditions. ACLS training certifications ensure that those medical personnel who are first on scene, working on medical flights or assisting critically-ill patients have the abilities necessary to deal with any emergency situation that may arise.
ACLS is not the only certification rescue personnel and paramedics receive but it is one of the most important. It gives them the knowledge required to resuscitate patients who experience even the most dramatic of life-threatening health conditions.
At Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance, all of our critical care flight paramedics have received the ACLS certification and are capable of, if necessary, administering it during flight. Air ambulances require an incredibly intricate knowledge of emergency medicine and life-saving procedures. There is no room for failure when flying at 40,000 feet with a critical patient. The success of the flight depends on their abilities, training and experience to ensure the patient receives the highest levels of compassionate medical care.
To learn more about air ambulances and the certifications, training and experience necessary it for at high altitudes, visit the Angel MedFlight website at www.angelmedflight.com or call 877-264-3570.
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