The eACLS™ Course Manual, Third Edition has been developed to assist you, the ACLS provider or instructor, in reviewing the principles and concepts of managing a patient with a respiratory or cardiovascular system emergency. The information and activities in this study guide are intended to accommodate both new and experienced ACLS providers.
The study guide is a companion to the American College of Emergency Physicians' (ACEP) eACLS™ course. To learn more about eACLS™, visit www.eACLS.com now.
American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) exists to support quality emergency medical care and to promote the interests of emergency physicians. The Board of Directors has identified values that serve as the guiding principles for the specialty of emergency medicine. These values, and the objectives that follow, are the foundation of ACEP's planning processes and Council and Board actions. The values of the American College of Emergency Physicians are: Quality emergency care is a fundamental right and unobstructed access to emergency services should be available to all patients who perceive the need for emergency services. There is a body of knowledge unique to emergency medicine that requires continuing refinement and development. Physicians entering the practice of emergency medicine should be residency trained in emergency medicine. Quality emergency medicine is best practiced by qualified, credentialed emergency physicians. The best interests of patients are served when emergency physicians practice in a fair, equitable, and supportive environment. Emergency physicians have the responsibility to play the lead roles in the definition, management, evaluation, and improvement of quality emergency care.
The ACEP was founded in 1968 and is the world's oldest and largest and largest emergency medicine specialty organization. Today it represents more than 28,000 members and is the emergency medicine specialty society recognized as the acknowledged leader in emergency medicine.
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- ISBN-13: 9781284134209
- ISBN-13: 9781284185614
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Stephen J. Rahm, NRP
Stephen J. Rahm has been involved in EMS for over 30 years. He is employed by Bulverde Spring Branch Emergency Services—a rural department in South Central Texas—where he holds the positions of senior paramedic, Deputy Chief of Clinical Direction, and Co-Chair of the Centre for Emergency Health Sciences. He is also a faculty member in the paramedic program at the University of Texas Health Science
Center in San Antonio, Texas.
Stephen has authored numerous books, articles, review manuals, and exam preparation programs. In addition, he has served as a contributing author, content reviewer, and consultant for a multitude of courses, programs, videos, and textbooks.
Stephen’s prehospital resume also includes work as a paramedic for Kendall County EMS, paramedic at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, EMT program coordinator for the U.S. Army Department of Combat Medic Training, and an extensive list of lecturing and procedural workshops. Working fluently in both civilian and military settings, he has presented at state and military EMS symposia.
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- ISBN-13: 9781284185508
- ISBN-13: 9781284105698
- ISBN-13: 9781284075243