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The Arabian Gulf University – Medical Skills & Simulation Center is an American Heart Association accredited International Training Center for the Basic Life Support and Advance Cardiac Life Support courses. The American Heart Association is the recognized leader in resuscitation science, and BLS, ACLS and PALS education in the United States. Healthcare providers and organizations trust AHA science and guidelines as the foundation for clinical decision making for Resuscitation, STEMI, Heart Failure, Atrial Fibrillation, and Stroke care. Training with our proven resuscitation programs helps to ensure the best possible patient care every day.

Improving patient outcomes from cardiac arrest starts with evidence-based, proven CPR training. Patients with cardiac arrest depend on high-quality CPR to survive. Their lives are on the line. To save more lives, healthcare providers must be competent in delivering high-quality CPR, and patient care teams must be coordinated and competent working together effectively. Our resuscitation training programs help you achieve this level of competency through both individual and team skills practice and testing in a variety of real-world circumstances and settings.

The MSSC-ITC offers the following courses to the AGU students and as well, external participants who wishes to conduct their training with us:

Basic Life Support

Basic life support (BLS) training reinforces healthcare professionals’ understanding of the importance of early CPR and defibrillation, performing CPR, choking relief, using an AED, and the role of each link in the Chain of Survival.

This course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of automated external defibrillator (AED).

The goal of the BLS Course is to train participants to save the lives of victims in cardiac arrest through high-quality CPR. The AHA designed the BLS Course to teach healthcare professionals how to perform high-quality CPR individually or as part of a team. BLS skills are applicable to any healthcare setting.

The BLS course is about 4 hours, 30 minutes.

ACLS Provider Course

The ACLS Course is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, and paramedics, as well as others who need an ACLS course completion card for job or other requirements.

This course builds on the foundation of life saving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous high-quality CPR, airway management and related pharmacology.

The ACLS Course teaches the importance of preventing cardiac arrest, high-performance teams, continuous high-quality CPR, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, post-cardiac arrest care, acute dysrhythmias, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

The goal of Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) is to achieve the best possible outcome for individuals who are experiencing a life-threatening event. ACLS is a series of evidence-based responses simple enough to be committed to memory and recalled under moments of stress.

The ACLS course is a 2-days course for about 12 hours to 14 hours in total.