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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