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Adapting the Advanced Cardiac Life Support for the Experienced Provider (ACLS-EP) course for emergency care education in Rwanda

William E. Cayley Jr
African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine | Vol 3, No 1 | a178 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/phcfm.v3i1.178 | © 2011 William E. Cayley Jr | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 04 March 2010 | Published: 03 March 2011

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William E. Cayley Jr, Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin, United States


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Abstract

The Advanced Cardiac Life Support for the Experienced Provider (ACLS-EP) course uses a case-based curriculum to teach emergency resuscitation principles to experienced health care professionals. This article describes the adaptation of the ACLS-EP curriculum to be used in a family medicine training programme in Rwanda, including lessons learned and recommendations for future use of this material for emergency care education in the African setting.

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emergency care; family medicine; primary care; resuscitation; Rwanda

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