ACLS TRAINING

American Heart Association

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

ACLS - Instructor-Led Training

AHA’s ACLS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. This course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

Features

• Updated science and education from the new 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC
• Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
• Emphasis on high-quality CPR including a team dynamics classroom activity
• Video-based course with real world scenarios

Course Content

  • Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device, and use of an AED
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
  • Airway management
  • Related pharmacology
  • Management of ACS and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

Course Format/Time

Classroom-based (instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout)

  • Initial Provider Course requires approximately 15 hours 20 minutes to complete, including skills practice and skills testing.
  • Update Course requires approximately 8 hours 25 minutes, including skills practice and skills testing.
*course time based on 1 instructor: 6 student: 2 manikins

Course Completion Card

AHA ACLS Provider Course Completion Card, valid for two years

Continuing Education

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Provider Course; ECC Training Network

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS:

Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services
This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), for 9.75 Advanced CEHs, activity number 16-AMHA-F2-0309.


Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Classroom-Based Update Course, ECC Training Network

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS:

Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services
This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), for 4.75 Advanced CEHs, activity number 16-AMHA-F2-0310.

If your profession is not listed here, please contact your HR department or licensing board with any questions. The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and does not determine participants to receive credit or number of credits per course.

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