Mar 14, 2011

Surigao City BLS course and ACLS Seminar

After our training in Kidapawan City, we proceeded to Surigao City to conduct another BLS Course and ACLS Seminar. The venue is Bethlehem Hall, RSY Pension located in the city area.

BLS Course and ACLS Seminar Participants March 1--12, 2011

More than 30 participants joined our program and each of the participants had the chance to practice their intubation skills as well as update their learning on first aid, CPR and ECG Interpretation.


  1. CPR, ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support) & PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) are the main focus of the American Heart Association and the core of patient management in an emergency. These classes offer important insight into the latest life saving techniques and equipment. ACLS and PALS offer important refresher training for extreme emergency situations that all clinical staff can encounter. But what are the major differences between all three certifications?

    A CPR certification teaches CPR, AED use and relief of choking for adults and children. It also teaches how to manage illnesses and injuries in the first few minutes before professional help arrives. In addition to CPR and AED use, it also stresses the general principles of first aid, medical emergencies, injury emergencies and environmental emergencies.

    The Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification is designed for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of hospital. This focuses on enhancement of the healthcare providers skills in the treatment of arrest and peri-arrest patients through active participation in a series of simulated cardio- pulmonary cases. The goal of the ACLS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to the adult victim of cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergences.

    The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification, developed by the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, focuses on the priorities in assessment and management of the ill or injured child. The practical application of cognitive and psycho-motor skills in pediatric resuscitation situations is emphasized during practice case scenarios. Healthcare workers take part in a review of the current PALS science and resuscitation team concepts. PALS instructors, representing multi-disciplinary specialties, with expertise in the care of children, will present information in a lively and “user friendly” format. Participants will have an opportunity to practice emergency techniques such as intra-osseous needle insertion, ventilation of a child with a bag valve mask, endotracheal intubation and cardio- version/defibrillation of a child.

  2. You guys a great thing down there! Was that American Heart or another organization?