Dr. Todd Zalut, Head of the Emergency Medicine Department: "The course provides current tools for everything needed for advanced cardiac life support, all abiding by the strictest international rules and regulations."
The ER team at Shaare Zedek Medical Center has been authorized by the American Heart Association (AHA) to train medical teams in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS). The announcement took place at a festive ceremony at the hospital at the end of the training process, in which senior representatives of the AHA presented completion certificates to the local team.
Dr. Todd Zalut, Head of ER at Shaare Zedek, explained that in the medical literature, the rate of recovery after advanced cardiac life support, with a reasonable (neurological) start, is low and very dependent on the quality of the support, such as massages or the time that passes until the patient receives the first electric shock.
"The course provides current tools for everything needed for advanced cardiac life support, all abiding by the strictest international rules and regulations. This includes information about diseases that are liable to lead to a deterioration in the patient's condition so much so that they need life support, how to treat an unstable patient and how to prevent deterioration. We taught the first course to hospital teams with the ultimate aim being to train all teams in the hospital. This upgrade will have an impact on all of the departments in the medical center."
The AHA representative, Glenn Wonden Houghton, said, "Many resources were invested in building this program with the aim of creating a uniform medical standard that can help save lives. My visit here on behalf of the AHA has shown me the great commitment this hospital and their team have to the process. I am convinced that this course, currently taught in 80 countries, will ensure greater survival rates among these patients."