This ACLS course is designed for healthcare providers who have not completed an ACLS course or do not have a current ACLS certification, although all interested healthcare providers may attend. The American Heart association designed this course for healthcare providers who direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. Through didactic instruction and active participation in simulated cases, students will enhance their skills in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiopulmonary arrest, acute arrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Upon successful completion of this course, learners should be able to: Recognize and initiate early management of peri-arrest conditions that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome; Demonstrate proficiency in providing BLS care, including prioritizing chest compressions and integrating AED use; Manage cardiac arrest until return of spontaneous circulation, termination of resuscitation, or transfer of care; Identify and treat ischemic chest pain and expedite the care of patients with acute coronary syndromes; Demonstrate effective communication as a member or leader of a resuscitation team and recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance. Learners should allow themselves adequate time to prepare for this course by studying the current American Heart Association student manual and completing the precourse exam online or in the student precourse packet.
8 hours of CE credit are awarded upon successful completion of the one day course.
Students receive an American Heart Association completion card which is valid for two years.
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.