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.. 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.
Course Length: Renewal 4-6 hours and Provider 8-12 hours.
Day one registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with first lecture starting at 8:00 a.m. and course completing at 5:00 p.m. Day two starts at 8:00 a.m. if instructor and/or participant feels additional time would be beneficial.
The course is designed for medical providers such as physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency.
The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS and PALS and has developed instructional material for this purpose.
Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association, and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the Association.