Advanced Cardiac Life Support 2-Day Initial Course
AHA’s ACLS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2020 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 ACLS course is designed for healthcare providers who have not completed an ACLS course or do not have a current ACLS certification. 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. Before taking the ACLS course, students must pass the online ACLS Precourse Self-Assessment with a score of 70% or higher, precourse information will be provided upon enrollment.
Continuing Education Units
16 hours of CE credit are awarded upon successful completion of the two day course. Students will receive an American Heart Association completion card which is valid for two years.
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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.