What Is ACLS: This course builds on BLS training to teach the clinical algorithms needed for Advanced Cardiac Life Support, or ACLS. Training covers procedures to recognize and manage respiratory and cardiovascular emergencies, including acute coronary syndromes.
Duration: One day for initial certification, blended learning for renewals (2 hours in class)
Intended Audience: This can be taken for initial certification or recertification. Physicians, ER nurses, respiratory therapists, and advanced emergency medical personnel that would have to function in a team leader role or apply advanced resuscitation techniques for adult patients on a frequent basis.
Pre-Requisites: Students must have a working knowledge of cardiac rhythm interpretation, intubation/IV techniques, and advanced cardiac skills. With BLS as a prerequisite, minimal breaks and smaller class sizes, initial certification in some cases is able to be completed in one full day.
Certification: This course can be taken either in a traditional classroom setting, a self-paced blended learning setting (with some online coursework required along with an in-person skill session), or at your location by selecting the tabs below. The exact same nationally recognized 2-year American Heart Association certification card is administered for each type of session.
*If you are looking for a RENEWAL course it is recommended to click the blended learning tab for reduced in classroom time. Both initial and renewal certification can be obtained with blended learning and the exact same AHA certification card is issued for each class. Looking for more options? Did you know the Red Cross now has an equivalent class that is also accepted by most employers? Click here for those offerings.
Price: Click on a date for more details and registration/pricing
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