AHA’s ACLS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 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 advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).
- Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage Active participation
- Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
- Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills
- Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device, and use of an AED
- Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
- Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
- Airway management
- Related pharmacology
- Management of ACS and stroke
- Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
Please note: To attend this course, you must have already taken a New Provider course in the last two years, or have taken a renewal course in the last two years, to take this course. If you have not, or if you need ACLS for the first time, please call us at 520-954-3549.
There is a mandatory pre-test for this course. On page ii of your ACLS manual, at the bottom, is a code. Enter that code on to http://ahainstructornetwork.americanheart.org/AHAECC/ecc.jsp?pid=ahaecc.studentlanding for the pretest, and bring a print out of your results, along with your ACLS manual, to the course with you.
The American Heart Association requires that all students have the ACLS manual for class. The manual can be purchased from:
- Laerdal (e-book versions) (paper book versions)
- Worldpoint (e-book versions) (paper book versions)
- Channing-Bete (e-book versions) (paper book versions)
Class starts promptly at the listed start time. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before class is scheduled to start, so that you may sign in and the instructor can go over any administrative information that needs to be covered. All students must be in class by 15 minutes after class start time. Any student who is not in class by then must reschedule their course. No refunds will be issued.
Thank you so much for registering with CPR4Life AZ. Our small class sizes and relaxed atmosphere are our trademarks and are the ideal learning environment for many of our students.
You will receive your card after class is completed-same day.