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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 (2011), 3 pages. doi: 10.4102/phcfm.v3i1.178

Submitted: 04 March 2010
Published:  03 March 2011


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


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


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