Advanced Emergency Cardiac Life Support- AECLS

Course Description

AECLS provides a systemic approach for emergency cases to enable the student to recognize the deteriorating patient & resuscitate them according to an up-to-date ALS algorithm for cardiac arrest cases.

Course Objectives

This course aims to:

  • Deliver the skills needed to manage a deteriorating patient using the structured ABCDE approach.
  • Deliver standardized CPR in adults.
  • Teach about a cardiac arrest and other life-threatening situations such us hyperintensity, arrhythmias, strokes, etc.

Course Outcomes

At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Manage a cardiac arrest or other life-threatening situations of a deteriorating patient.
  • Stay up to date with the latest changes in advance patient care and decrease the rates of mistakes during future practical life.
Who Should Attend?

This course is suited for:
  • Postgraduate doctors
  • Medical school students
  • Nurses
  • Employers

Training Strategies

The following training strategies will be adopted for this course:

  • Expose the students to a maximum number of practical skills and case scenario during the session.
  • Candidates will be continuously assessed based on their performance in clinical simulations and be expected to show competency in the core skills of the course.
  • Theoretical knowledge and practical components will be formally assessed.

Delivery Plan

Day 1 (5 hours):

Registration9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Course overview9:15 a.m. – 9.30 a.m.
Recognition of deteriorating patient by ABCDE approach9.30 a.m. – 10.30 a.m.
Break10.30 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.
Cardiac arrest algorithm + ECG of ACS11.00 a.m. – noon
Acute coronary syndromenoon – 12.30 p.m.
Refreshments12:30 p.m. – 01:30 p.m.
Rhythm recognition01:30 p.m. – 2.00 p.m.


Day 2 (5 hours):

Life threatening arrhythmias, Tachy-arrhythmias and Brady-arrhythmia09:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Anaphylaxis 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Break10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Hypertensive emergencies10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Diabetic emergencies 11:15 a.m. – 11.45 a.m.
Dyspneic patient (PE, HF, Asthma, COPD) 11:45 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.
Refreshment 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Pain management 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 Day 3 (5 hours):

Convulsion 9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.
Stroke9:20 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.
Practical skills  
DC cardioversion 9:40 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
CPR10:10 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.
Break 10:40 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Post Course Test 11:00 a.m. – noon
Refreshment noon – 1:00 p.m.
Certificates 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.




Morning 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 





Starts   January xx, 2023
Ends    January xx, 2023



Hours per Day: 5
Number of Days: 3
Total Hours: 15 



School of Medicine (SOM), University of Kurdistan Hewlêr


*This AECLS course can be delivered upon request at afternoon and evening time.



Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be awarded a training certificate from the School of Medicine of UKH co-branded with the Council of Ministers of the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Kurdistan Society of Emergency Medicine – Supreme Council (KSEM), as well as the
Professional and Executive Education Centre, UKH. 

Trainer Biography

Dr. Samir Qader Ahmed is an Emergency Medicine Specialist at East (Rozhalat) Emergency Hospital and course instructor of emergency medicine in Erbil, Sulaimania and Duhok. He holds a fellowship as Emergency Medicine Specialist at FKBMS-EM (Fellowship of Kurdistan Board for Medical Specialties – Emergency Medicine) and a M.B. Ch.B. (bachelor’s degree in medicine and bachelor’s degree in surgery) from Hewlêr Medical University.

Dr. Samir is certified as ATLS, APLS, ALS, and BEC provider and instructor from the Kurdistan Society of Emergency Medicine (KSEM) and recognized by the Medecins Sans Frontieres organization. He also worked as Neurology Senior House officer in Rezgari Hospital & East Emergency Hospital leading the emergency team in treatment and management of neurology and emergency medical conditions.