American Heart Association ACLS



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Providers will enhance their skills in treating adult victims of cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies.  This course emphasizes the:

• importance of basic life support CPR to patient survival
• integration of effective basic life support with ACLS interventions
• importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation

The course includes simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active, hands-on participation through learning stations where students practice essential skills individually, as part of a team, and as team leader.

Audience: For healthcare providers working in emergency treatment, intensive care or critical care, and other professionals who may need to respond to a cardiovascular emergency.

Length Of Course: The FULL Course is 2 complete days. The full course is required for any person who is a new ACLS student, or who is not in possession of a current AHA ACLS Card. The RENEWAL Course is 1 complete day. To be eligible for the renewal course, students must be in possession of a current  (non-expired) American Heart Association ACLS Card.

Course Content:

• 1-rescuer CPR, AED
• Defibrillation
• Airway management
• Rhythm recognition
• IV/IO access
• Use of medications
• Cardioversion
• Transcutaneous pacing
• Effective resuscitation team dynamics

Renewals: To be eligible to take the renewal course, you must be in possession of a current, non-expired, American Heart Association ACLS Card at the beginning of class. You will not be permitted to attend the class, will not achieve re-certification, and will not be entitled to a refund if you are not in possession of a current, non-expired, American Heart Association ACLS Card at the beginning of class.

Pre-requisite: You MUST bring a copy of your CURRENT, VALID American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider Card to class. Please make a copy of your card, as we will be required to submit the copy with the course paperwork. Failure to do so will result in a delay or denial of your new certification.

Card Type:  American Heart Association ACLS Provider Certification Card.  All students will be provided with evidence of completion. Students should receive their cards within 20 business days. In many cases, cards will be received much sooner, but please plan accordingly.

AHA Disclaimer: The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to the Association.