The American Heart Association's Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
course is totally redesigned for healthcare providers who either direct
or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of
hospital. Through the ACLS course, providers will enhance their skills
in the treatment of the adult victim of a cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary
emergencies. ACLS emphasizes the importance of basic life support CPR
to patient survival; the integration of effective basic life support with
advanced cardiovascular life support interventions; and the importance
of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation.
ACLS is based on simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active, hands-on
participation through learning stations where students will practice essential
skills individually, as part of a team, and as team leader. Realistic
simulations reinforce the following key concepts: proficiency in basic
life support care; recognizing and initiating early management of peri-arrest
conditions; managing cardiac arrest; identifying and treating ischemic
chest pain and acute coronary syndromes; recognizing other life-threatening
clinical situations (such as stroke) and providing initial care; ACLS
algorithms; and effective resuscitation team dynamics.
ACLS Pre-course Requirements
-- You must have a current ACLS Provider Manual before class.
-- Print your scores for the pre-course assessment tests and bring them
with you to class. (Must bring pre-test to take class)
-- Review and understand the information in the BLS for Healthcare Providers
manual. The resuscitation scenarios require that your BLS skills and knowledge
are current. You will be tested on adult 1-rescuer CPR and AED skills
at the beginning of the ACLS Provider Course. You will not be taught how
to do CPR or how to use an AED. You must know this in advance.
-- Review, understand, and complete the ECG and Pharmacology pre-course
assessment tests on the ACLS student CD. You will not be taught how to
read or interpret ECGs in the course, nor will you be taught details about
-- Review and understand the information in your ACLS Provider Manual.
Pay particular attention to the 10 core cases in Part 4.
-- Complete all items on the pre-course checklist that came with your
ACLS Provider Manual.
Course Manuals & Fees
Students should pick up their training manuals at least 72 hours in advance of class.
-- Team Members: Pick up is at the CPR Training Center, 2432 Carter Ave., Ashland.
Community Members: Pick up is at the CPR Training Center, 2432 Carter Ave., Ashland.
Fees are due at the time manuals are picked up. Fees are non-refundable.
AHA Courses adhere to strict instruction timelines. Therefore, anyone arriving
more than 10 minutes late to class will be denied participation.
The ACLS Provider Class is a two-day course. You are registering for both days.
Per AHA guidelines a minimum of 3 students is required or we will have
to cancel the class.