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ACLS Training Courses

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ACLS Course Options

We offer four different ways to earn and maintain your AHA ACLS Certification.

*You can add BLS on to any discipline.  BLS done by eLearning with Skills Validation performed on site.  After registering for the ACLS course, simply select the BLS course you want from the menu, and register.

 

Per the AHA, "The ACLS Provider Course does not teach algorithms, ECG rhythm recognition, or pharmacology. If you do not learn and understand the ECG and pharmacology information in the Precourse Self-Assessment, it is unlikely that you can successfully complete the ACLS Provider Course."

 

If you feel like you may not be ready for ACLS quite yet, or simply want a primer to help ensure your success, we also offer an ACLS Preparatory Course. Click HERE to see the details.

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Course Registration and Fees

**Please note that the course price does NOT include a textbook for any of the disciplines.** See the Materials section below for the AHA Position Statement on textbooks.  You will have the option to purchase a book with your registration and payment.

PLEASE NOTE - ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE COURSE, but you can still call the office to register.

**NEW 1 DAY CLASS**

ACLS Provider Course

(12 hours of BRN, EMS CE awarded)

**NEW 1 DAY CLASS**

ACLS Provider with BLS eLearning

(12 hours of BRN, EMS CE awarded)

Course Registration Fee: $195
ACLS Manual (required): $50
ECC Handbook (optional): $30
Shipping for Text/ECC (optional): $10

Course Registration Fee: $265 (save $10)
ACLS Manual (required): $50
ECC Handbook (optional): $30
Shipping for Text/ECC (optional): $10
No BLS text required for eLearning courses!

Southern California Campus
Southern California Campus

ACLS Provider Course (2 days)

ACLS Provider with BLS eLearning

(2 days)

Course Registration Fee: $195
ACLS Manual (required): $50
ECC Handbook (optional): $30
Shipping for Text/ECC (optional): $10

Course Registration Fee: $265 (save $10)
ACLS Manual (required): $50
ECC Handbook (optional): $30
Shipping for Text/ECC (optional): $10
No BLS text required for eLearning courses!

Southern California Campus
Southern California Campus

ACLS Update (Renewal) Course (1 day)

ACLS Update (Renewal)

with BLS eLearning (1 day)

Course Registration Fee: $145
ACLS Manual (required): $50
ECC Handbook (optional): $30
Shipping for Text/ECC (optional): $10

Course Registration Fee: $215 (save $10)
ACLS Manual (required): $50
ECC Handbook (optional): $30
Shipping for Text/ECC (optional): $10
No BLS text required for eLearning courses!

Southern California Campus
Southern California Campus
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ACLS Detailed Course Description

The target audience for the AHA/ECC course of Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) includes physicians, nurses, dentist, oral surgeons, paramedics, EMTs, or other licensed healthcare providers who may direct or participate in either hospital or pre-hospital adult cardiovascular resuscitation care. This course focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to the pre, peri, post arrest patient. The course core curriculum is based on the most recent American Heart Association CPR/ECC guidelines. The AHA guidelines are evidence based and contain recommendations designed to improve survival from cardiac arrest and life threatening cardiovascular problems.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Identify common pre, peri, post arrest cardiac arrhythmia complications and apply therapeutic management utilizing AHA algorithm guidelines.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in providing BLS care, including prioritizing chest compressions and integrating AED use.
  3. Manage cardiac arrest until return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC), termination of resuscitation, or transfer of care.
  4. Identify and treat ischemic chest pain and expedite the care of patients with acute coronary syndromes.
  5. Apply the 8 D’s of stroke care, explaining why timely action is necessary.
  6. Demonstrate effective communication skills as a member or leader of a resuscitation team and recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance.
  7. Demonstrate respect for the patients’ culturally based health beliefs.
  8. Discuss Condensed Formats of cross-cultural communication.
CurriculumCase Studies
CPR / AED Competency Respiratory Arrest
Airway Management Pulseless Arrest
Defibrillation/Synchronized Cardioversion Bradycardia
Resuscitation Team Concept Tachycardia
  Acute Coronary Syndrome
  Acute Ischemic Stroke
Pre-requisites
  1. Basic arrhythmia identification skills.
  2. Knowledge of pharmacology in critical care emergency setting.
  3. Recommended BLS Healthcare Provider validation within the last 24 months.

Per the AHA, "The ACLS Provider Course does not teach algorithms, ECG rhythm recognition, or pharmacology. If you do not learn and understand the ECG and pharmacology information in the Precourse Self-Assessment, it is unlikely that you can successfully complete the ACLS Provider Course."

Successful Completion

Prior preparation is required for completion of this course. The ACLS materials must also be obtained. These materials consist of the most recent ACLS Provider Manual and/or the most recent ECC Handbook from the AHA. Supplemental material is available on this website. This helps the learner measure pre-course strengths and weaknesses, and gives the learner areas for pre-course review.

Successful completion of this course is dependent upon the learner demonstrating satisfactory skills in the following areas:

  • Arrhythmia recognition
  • Algorithm application
  • Airway management
  • Defibrillation/Cardioversion
  • CPR

A score of at least 84% must be achieved on the final written examination.

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ACLS Provider Course Materials and Process

The following are the course materials required to successfully complete the ACLS Provider Training.  To access the items that are password protected, you will receive a code upon successful payment and registration into the course.  There is no textbook included in the price of the course.  Please see the AHA Position Statement below.

AHA Position Statement/Policy:
The textbook is an integral part of the educational process and the student should have the current textbook throughout the time that the information is required. Each student must have the current appropriate textbook for use before, during and after the course. The American Heart Association promotes knowledge of and proficiency in CPR/BLS, ACLS and PALS, and has developed instructional material for this purpose. Although this course is not sponsored by any AHA component, some or all materials utilized by faculty or students may be American Heart Association materials supplied on a cost basis. Any fees charged for this course do not represent revenue to the AHA. The American Heart Association endorses only those products that are developed by the AHA.

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ACLS Provider Training

Please bring the following with you to your course:

  • Print out your completed (>80% is passing) ACLS Precourse Self-Assessment (see below)
  • Reference Materials (see below)

You may use the other study material below to help successfully complete the assignments.

 

ACLS Pre-Course Materials to be Completed

Click on the item below to open the link in a new window. The password can be found in your provider manual or your registration confirmation email.

  • **ACLS Precourse Self-Assessment (This link takes you to an external page developed and hosted by the AHA. Follow the prompts on the page to access their Precourse Self-Assessment.) **WE RECOMMEND YOU COMPLETE WITH >80% and print and bring to class.

ACLS Reference Materials (print and bring to class)

Click on the item to download and open. These are password protected and will need a ".pdf" reader to open and view. You may download a free one from Adobe by clicking HERE.

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