“ACLS highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, and teaches staff the critical thinking skills and the clinical techniques necessary to provide high quality emergency care.  I am very proud of all of my nursing team” commented Janet Koster, Director of Nursing. 

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Community Hospital-Fairfax (CH-F) nursing staff participated in an important training exercise this week to become certified or recertified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). This certification provides CH-F nurses with the knowledge and skills to provide expert care to patients during cardiac arrest, stroke or other medical emergencies. ACLS certification is a specific set of guidelines for treating certain emergent conditions and requires the healthcare provider to have the ability to manage airways, interpret electrocardiograms, administer life saving medications and provide other special skills.

“ACLS highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, and teaches staff the critical thinking skills and the clinical techniques necessary to provide high quality emergency care.  I am very proud of all of my nursing team” commented Janet Koster, Director of Nursing. 

Our instructors at CH-F provide this educational opportunity for our own staff and offer it to other care givers in the community who may need the course. For more information about CH-F Emergency Services or ACLS certification, visit www.FairfaxMed.com.