Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Lowcountry and Mid-Carolina AHECs Lead the Way in Advanced Stroke Life Support Training® (ASLS®)

Lowcountry AHEC and Mid-Carolina AHEC have joined the University of Miami Leonard Miller School of Medicine, Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education’s Advanced Stroke Life Support® (ASLS®) Training Program as registered ASLS® Training Centers.

Advanced Stroke Life Support® (ASLS®) is a course that addresses the pre-hospital, emergency department, and stroke unit management of patients with acute stroke, incorporating interactive discussions, hands-on workshops, video and standardized patients.  Course materials are available to healthcare and educational institutions, emergency response and/or transportation entities, governmental or district agencies.  All ASLS® instructors must align with a registered ASLS® Training Center and become approved by GCRME to conduct ASLS® provider courses.

Mid-Carolina AHEC CE Coordinator Rebecca Jackson
Educators Charlotte Valentine and Gray Cable

Three educators completed the ASLS® training in Miami from Mid-Carolina AHEC in November: Rebecca Jackson, RN, BSN, with Mid-Carolina AHEC; Jana Hough, RN, case manager with Homecare and Hospice of Lancaster; and Russell Ferguson, EMT with Fairfield County EMS. Two educators completed the ASLS® training from Lowcountry AHEC in February:  Charlotte Valentine, RN, BSN, with Colleton Medical and Gray Cable, Paramedic/Fireman with Paris Island Fire and Rescue.

As registered ASLS® Training Centers, Lowcountry and Mid-Carolina AHECs will have access to the most current guidelines, curriculum updates, changes in continuing education credit requirements and identification of new issues that need to be addressed as relates to ASLS® instruction.  Curriculum training materials will be available in March.  Upon receipt of the instructor/student materials, both regional centers will develop training calendars to begin offering this skill set to interested healthcare facilities, providers and agencies.

For more information, please contact Lowcountry AHEC at 843-782-5052 and Mid-Carolina AHEC at 803-286-4121.

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