CARDIAC ADVANCED LIFESUPPORT COURSES

VENUE: SRI RAMACHANDRA INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

CHENNAI

DATES: 23rd- 25th March 2019



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Overview

Cardiac arrests can occur in any part of the hospital or outside. After a cardiac surgery the rate of cardiac arrest was initially up to 8%. In such circumstances there is always a need to quickly resuscitate the patients. The application of the CALS protocol has shown to improve the outcomes in such patients by up to 80%. CALS Course devised in the United Kingdom 15 years ago, has become the standard of care in the US, UK and recently in Australia, New Zealand.

It is mandatory for all cardiothoracic trainees in the UK and is being considered as such for all trainees in the US. In Australia and New Zealand, it is accepted by ANZICS as continuous professional activity. In Spain it is becoming mandated for all intensivists. The course also runs in South Africa and Pakistan and presently aims to provide the same training at India.

Central to the teaching of such a course was the development of a protocol that addressed the unique set of challenges that was associated with cardiac arrest post cardiac surgery. Cardiac Surgery Advanced Life Support (CALS) is a standard set of protocols devised to address the unique set of challenges in post cardiac surgical patients suffering a cardiac arrest and all common serious complications in the ICU or on the ward. The European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons (EACTS) accepted CALS as its official resuscitation protocol in 2009. The guidelines are endorsed by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (USA), European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR).

CALS Programme aims to train doctors and nurses in cardiac surgical resuscitation, thus promoting quality care and patient safety. CALS training is offered through e-learning and taught courses.

We hope our courses will look forward in empowering all practitioners to act with confidence in treating critically ill patients post cardiac surgery using well validated protocols and safely managing them until expert help arrives.

CALS courses throughout the world are ‘governed’ by CALS UK Ltd.Continual medical/nursing education and revalidation is maintained by a certification process for all providers (with yearly electronic updates and bi-annual course attendances) and trainers with a central database (in line with other International Resuscitation courses e.g. ALS, etc.) allowing tracking of all trainees and trainers.

CALS Centers of Excellence

CALS is taught in a growing number of “centers of excellence” around the world. There are 67 such centers in USA, UK, Europe, South Africa, Australia, New zealand and Asia.

Centers of excellence can identify themselves as showing best practice in the field of cardiac surgery.

It offers:

the institution, leadership and market differentiation in a competitive healthcare industry by showing credible evidence of good practice. It provides a sustaining model for training. It promotes a culture of education and research. It offers continuing educational and professional development for the staff members, thus enhancing the potential to recruit and retain employees.

Center of excellence status for CALS training offers multiple benefits to an institution

  • Identifies itself as a leader in best practice in the field of cardiac surgery
  • Delivers international standards in resuscitation practice
  • Promotes continuing educational and professional development for staff members
  • Provides market differentiation in a competitive healthcare market
  • Demonstrates due diligence in the event of litigation
  • Facilitates a self-sustaining model for training
  • Creates opportunities for research.

CALS IN INDIA

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CALS TAUGHT COURSES

CALS teaches a unique way of organizing staff to maximize efficiency in resuscitation and re-sternotomy in the event of a cardiac arrest. It suggests that there are six key roles of which two (team leader and ICU coordinator) are the most important. Each of these key roles is stand alone with an ethos of encouraging optimal team working by leadership (by the team leader) with active followership by all other roles.

The taught course has lectures and practical sessions that are not covered in the e-learning. There are added stations that teach common emergency CXR and Echocardiography (TTE &TEE) diagnostic interpretations using images and videos. There are 8 practical stations in the course covering a wide range of skills and scenarios including the use of epicardial pacing and intra-aortic balloon pump. Special scenarios such as ECMO, Central VA, Peripheral VA and RVAD has been included.

CALS PROVIDER COURSE

  • The one-day provider course is offered to all staff members who are involved in the perioperative care of cardiac surgical patients. This includes surgeons, anaesthetists, intensivisits, junior doctors, nurses, theatre and critical care practitioners.
  • The course will consist of lectures, practical sessions, moulages, simulation exercises and skilled stations.
  • The students will be taught emergency re-sternotomy, airway management and the use of pacing, balloon pump and learn the resuscitation on a custom built 4th generation 3D manniquin .
  • The participants will learn and practice the EACTS/STS approved CALS protocol, five point action plan and six -role team approach in resuscitation.

TRAIN THE TRAINER COURSE

For the delegates attending the day 2 TTT - you will form our faculty for future CALS courses! We aim to run provider courses here 2 x yearly and there may be opportunity for you to attend and teach on other CALS UK or international courses.

  • This one-day course is offered to the staff members who want to become a teaching faculty for CALS training.
  • It reinforces the evidence behind CALS guidelines.
  • The candidates will be taught the skills and expertise that are required to become a faculty.
  • The candidates will be taught how to give effective feedback.
  • The candidates will learn how to set up and run successful CALS courses in their centers.

PRE- REQUISITES FOR THE CALS TAUGHT COURSES

  • PRE- COURSE E-LEARNING MODULE is a MANDATORY requirement for all candidates taking up the provider course or train the trainer course.
  • The candidates will receive a unique e-learning code to access the pre-e learning module once they register for the taught courses.
  • Please make your payments and complete your registration at least two weeks in advance to access the e-learning. There is a lot of pre course eLearning material for you to get through, so advice would be to start as soon as possible. A CALS Course Manual will be provided on the day of the course.

To access the pre-learning module, click on the following link

csu-als.com/cals-elearning

Eligibility Criteria

    The course is offered to all

  • Surgeons, anaesthetists, intensivists, Physicians, ICU nurses, Perfusionists, Allied Health Professionals and other critical care practitioners who are involved in the perioperative care of cardiac surgical patients.
  • Mandatory for all applicants to take up the Pre-e-learning course prior to the taught course
  • Applicants are only allowed to choose ONLY one of the provided taught courses

COURSE CALENDAR

  • 23RD MARCH 2019- PROVIDER COURSE FOR MEMBERS OF SRI RAMACHANDRA UNIVERSITY
  • 24TH MARCH 2019- TRAIN THE TRAINER COURSE FOR MEMBERS OF SRI RAMACHANDRA UNIVERSITY
  • 25TH MARCH 2019 – PROVIDER COURSE FOR MEMBERS FROM OTHER INSTITUTES
  • TIMINGS: 8:00 am- 6:00pm

COURSE FEE

DOCTORS
Provider course - 20,000/-
Train the trainer course - 15,000/-
NURSES AND OTHER ALLIED PROFESSIONALS
Provider course - 15,000/-
Train the trainer course - 10,000/-

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