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ACLS Initial Provider - 2 Day Course

This training covers comprehensive emergency cardiac care, including manual and AED defibrillation and pacing, management of specific cardiac arrest scenarios, I.V. cardiac drug administration, airway management, use of other ACLS equipment, and current trends in ACLS doctrine. Participants who successfully complete this training will receive an American Heart Association ACLS Completion Card, with a suggested renewal date of two years from date of issuance. Students should become familiar with arrhythmia recognition and ACLS algorithms before taking this course.

Program Duration: 12 hours, 9.25 Nurse Contact Hours Approved

Learners Print This Handout: ACLS Initial Provider Welcome Letter

 
ACLS Initial Provider - 1 Day Accelerated Course

This training covers comprehensive emergency cardiac care, including manual and AED defibrillation and pacing, management of specific cardiac arrest scenarios, I.V. cardiac drug administration, airway management, use of other ACLS equipment, and current trends in ACLS doctrine. Participants who successfully complete this training will receive an American Heart Association ACLS Completion Card, with a suggested renewal date of two years from date of issuance. Students should become familiar with arrhythmia recognition and ACLS algorithms before taking this course.

Program duration: 12 hours, 9.25 Nurse Contact Hours Approved

Learners Print This Handout: ACLS Initial Provider Welcome Letter

 
ACLS Recertification

This recertification course utilizes small group learning stations to review current concepts of emergency cardiac care (see description under ACLS Initial Provider Course), including essential ACLS skills and concepts. Students must hold a current or recently expired ACLS card (less than one month) to be considered for the recertification course. Contact the course director if you have questions regarding ACLS recertification.

Program Duration: 8 hours

Learners Print This Handout: ACLS Recertification Welcome Letter

 
ACLS - 4-Hour Recertification Course

The ACLS 4-hour Recertification Course is intended for currently certified or about-to-lapse ACLS providers. You must bring your current ACLS provider card to class. This fast-paced course is designed for experienced ACLS providers who have a strong knowledge of current guidelines and practice in the settings where resuscitation efforts are performed on a regular basis. This is not a “teaching” class but, rather a 4 hour “testing” class.  No remediation will be offered. If you are unable to successfully pass this course you will be required to take the 8 hour refresher course.

Program Duration: 4 hours

Learners Print This Handout: ACLS 4-hour Recertification Welcome Letter

 
HeartCode ACLS Anywhere

This program accompanies the AHA HeartCode ACLS Anywhere self-directed eLearning course, which must be completed prior to attending an in-person competency skills assessment. Participants must learn concepts of emergency cardiac care at their own pace using the AHA HeartCode ACLS Anywhere materials, then register for an in-person skills competency segment which must be taken within 30 days of the completion of the AHA HeartCode ACLS Anywhere self-directed eLearning course. During the skills check, students must demonstrate competency in airway management, AED use, and BLS.

Skills Check Office Hours: Please contact the Simulation Center at 215-893-7700 to schedule an appointment.

Medicine Learners Print This Handout:
HeartCode ACLS Anywhere Skills Check Welcome Letter

 
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