American Heart Association ACLS-Initial
For students currently in possession of a valid, non-expired AHA ACLS Provider Card
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.
• 1-rescuer CPR, AED
• Airway management
• Rhythm recognition
• IV/IO access
• Use of medications
• Transcutaneous pacing
• Effective resuscitation team dynamics
Book: You must have the current edition (current guidelines) of the ACLS Class Text in class. You may NOT share books with another student in class. Each student in the class must have their own book. You are NOT required to purchase the book from us, but any student that arrives in class without the book will be required to purchase the book at that time, or will be denied entry to class without refund. There are pre-class assignments that should be completed in the course textbook or online. Please consider purchasing the book at the time of registration (with or without shipping) to ensure you have your copy. ** Please choose the shipping option if you would like the book prior to class, as we are generally not able to offer "in office" pick ups, due to our class schedule.
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.