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The ACLS course builds on the foundation of lifesaving Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced course highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care, and immediate post-cardiac arrest care. ACLS also covers airway management and related pharmacology.

Skills are taught in large-group sessions and small-group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

The ACLS course covers:

  • ACLS algorithms
  • immediate post-cardiac-arrest care
  • airway management
  • rhythm recognition
  • high-quality CPR
  • 1-rescuer CPR AED
  • effective resuscitation team dynamics
  • science overview (update course)
  • BLS and ACLS surveys
  • ACS
  • Megacode treatment
  • identification and initial care of other life-threatening clinical situations (such as stroke).

Students must pass a written exam and skills test in order to qualify for an ACLS Course Completion Card. 

To be successful in any ACLS course, students should be able to identify ECG rhythms and should know pharmacology specific to cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiopulmonary emergencies before beginning the course. It is strongly recommended that students review the ACLS course materials and complete a precourse self-assessment using the tools in their student materials before starting the course.

 

 

 

 

The ACLS Renewal course reviews the foundation of lifesaving Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced course highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care, and immediate post-cardiac arrest care. ACLS also covers airway management and related pharmacology.

Skills are taught in large-group sessions and small-group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

The ACLS course covers:

  • ACLS algorithms
  • immediate post-cardiac-arrest care
  • airway management
  • rhythm recognition
  • high-quality CPR
  • 1-rescuer CPR AED
  • effective resuscitation team dynamics
  • science overview (update course)
  • BLS and ACLS surveys
  • ACS
  • Megacode treatment
  • identification and initial care of other life-threatening clinical situations (such as stroke).

Students must pass a written exam and skills test in order to qualify for an ACLS Course Completion Card. 

To be successful in any ACLS course, students should be able to identify ECG rhythms and should know pharmacology specific to cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiopulmonary emergencies before beginning the course. It is strongly recommended that students review the ACLS course materials and complete a precourse self-assessment using the tools in their student materials before starting the course.

 

 

 

 

The BLS Instructor course is designed to teach participants the fundamentals of teaching Basic Life Support to a variety of audiences. The program offers a two-year certification through the American Heart Association. Successful completion of this course allows the participant to teach Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers,  Heartsaver CPR/AED & First Aid, Pediatric First Aid CPR AED and more.

This program consists of an online Instructor Essentials course,  followed by a 5 hour classroom session detailing how best to make your presentation to students according to the AHA guidelines. With the enfaces on administrative policies, logistics, organization and planning, 

This 3 hour class covers adult, child and infant CPR, foreign body airway obstruction, use of mouth-to-barrier device, and automatic external defibrillator training.  The course is designed for the general community & lay responders including security guards, day care workers, coaches, custodians, teachers who need a credentialed CPR class but do not work in the healthcare setting. Upon successful demonstration of CPR skills, an American Heart Association certification card will be provided at the end of the program.

This course is for non-healthcare professionals.  Anyone who will be working in any healthcare related area, including nursing students, EMTs, or any hospital staff, please register for the BLS classes.