This course from the American Heart Association has been updated to reflect new science based on the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC
ACLS is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.
- • Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting
the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary
- Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
- • 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 acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
- • Effective communication as a member and leader of a
- • Effective Resuscitation Team Dynamics
- • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills
simulated clinical scenarios that encourage Active participation
- • Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
- • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills
Initial Provider Course requires approximately 10-12 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing. Renewal Course requires approximately 5-6 hours, including skills practice and skills testing.
*course time based on 1 instructor: 6 student: 2 manikins
Classroom-based (instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout)
It is suggested that you pick up a booklet to complete the pretest several days prior to the course. A minumum number of 5 students is required for the course. If that minimum number is not met then the course will be cancelled and rescheduled at the earliest convience.
American Heart Association and Course Completion Certificate Information
American Heart Association certification classes require that you attend the entire class and demonstrate the ability to perform the skills taught in the class. Some of these classes may also require a written test. If you attend the entire class, but are unable to demonstrate the skills or achieve a passing score on the written test, you may attend another class of the same type or set up an individual appointment to review the material. These remediation services are offered as part of the cost of your class. You must successfully pass the written and skills tests within 30 days of the original class date.
Normally, American Heart Association course completion cards and CE Certificates will be issued at the end of the class. However, if we are unable to issue cards or certificates, they will be mailed to the address you provided when you registered for the course, within 30 days of your completion of the class. In the event that your card must be mailed to you and you need to show proof of certification before you receive your course completion card, you may request that we provide you with a letter indicating that you have passed the class. All course completion cards are valid for 2 years.
If you need a replacement CE certificate or course completion card and we issued your original card, please contact us at (502)222-7250. Replacement cards and certificates are $10. Requests for replacement cards will be processed within 72 hours. Requests for replacement cards should include your name, the date you took the class and a current mailing address.
Use of American Heart Association 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 materials, do not represent income to the Association.