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Advanced Cardiovascular
Life Support

overview

The AHA’s ACLS course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of preventing cardiac arrest, early and continuous high-quality CPR, and high-performing teams. The course reflects science and education from the 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).

In this course you will learn to:

  • Define systems of care
  • Apply the BLS, Primary, and Secondary Assessments sequence for a systematic evaluation of adult patients
  • Discuss how the use of a rapid response team (RRT) or medical emergency team (MET) may improve patient outcomes
  • Discuss early recognition and management of Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS), including appropriate disposition
  • Discuss early recognition and management of stroke, including appropriate disposition
  • Recognize bradycardias and tachycardias that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome
  • Perform early management of bradycardias and tachycardias that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome
  • Model effective communication as a member or leader of a high-performance team
  • Recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance
  • Recognize respiratory arrest
  • Perform early management of respiratory arrest
  • Recognize cardiac arrest
  • Perform prompt, high-quality BLS including prioritizing early chest compressions and integrating early automated external defibrillator (AED) use
  • Perform early management of cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including immediate post – cardiac arrest care
  • Evaluate resuscitative efforts during a cardiac arrest through continuous assessment of CPR quality, monitoring the patient’s physiologic response, and delivering real-time feedback to the team

Target Audience

Healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies, and for personnel in emergency response.

ACLS Initial
This course is well suited for the student who has not attended ACLS before or who has not received ACLS training recently.

ACLS Initial Prerequisites

  • Successful completion of the online pre-test
  • A fundamental understanding of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and electrocardiography
  • A solid understanding of BLS
  • All participants must be able to successful demonstrate the actual physical skills which may include performing compressions and backslaps, kneeling, and squeezing the bag valve mask.

ACLS Renewal
This course only for students with current ACLS certifications.

ACLS Renewal Prerequisites

  • Successful completion of the online pre-test
  • All participants must have a current unencumbered AHA ACLS certificate.
  • All participants must be able to successful demonstrate the actual physical skills which may include performing compressions, kneeling, and squeezing the bag valve mask.

Required Materials
Current ACLS Provider Manual (not provided). 

Successful Outcome
AHA ACLS Provider certification and ecard viable for 2 years 

Course Price
ACLS Provider: $200
ACLS Re-certification: $175

scheduled courses 2021

Certification

8:00am – 5:00pm

Education 2nd floor offices

Jan 13 – 14Apr 15 – 16
Jul 7 – 8Oct 13 – 14


Re-Certification

8:00am – 5:00pm

Education 2nd floor offices

Jan 15Mar 12Apr 19
Jul 9Sep 17Oct 15