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American Heart Association - Advanced Cardiac Life Support - ACLS Provider Course

MANDATORY PREREQUISITE PRIOR TO ATTENDING THIS CLASS: BASIC ARRHYTHMIA

An ACLS Provider manual and the Pre-Course Self Assessment is your "Entrance Ticket" into class.

The Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Provider Course is designed for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of the hospital. The goal of the ACLS Provider Course is to improve the quality of care provided to the adult victim of a cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergency.

In this course your students will enhance their skills in the treatment of arrest and peri-arrest patients through active participation in a series of simulated cardiac and respiratory cases. These simulations are designed to reinforce important concepts, including

  • The Basic Life Support (BLS) Primary Survey
  • The ACLS Secondary Survey
  • ACLS algorithms
  • Effective resuscitation team dynamics

Pre-course letters will be sent to each course participant 3-4 weeks in advance in order to prepare for the course.

What This Course Does Not Cover:

The ACLS Provider Course DOES NOT TEACH

  • CPR
  • ECG Rhythm Identification
  • ACLS Pharmacology or
  • Algorithms

If you do not review CPR, and if you do not understand the ECG and pharmacology information in the self-assessment CD-based test, it is unlikely that you can successfully complete the ACLS Provider Course.

You will NOT be taught how to read or interpret ECG rhythm strips in the course, nor will you be taught details about ACLS pharmacology. You must know this in advance.

Dates & Time:

PLEASE BE ON TIME Day 1 (8:30 am - 4:00 pm) Day 2 (8:30 am - 4:00 pm)

2014
October 15 & 16

2015
January 8 & 9
April 2 & 3
June 18 & 19
August 20 & 21
October 29 & 30
November 12, 13
December 10, 11

Location:

NRHS Education Center

Fees:

Community Participants pay $200.00 (includes the cost of materials)The manual and assessment are your "Entrance Ticket" into class.

NRHS staff pay for the ACLS Provider manual and the Pre-Course Self Assessment only. Cost of the manual is $35 and may be purchased in the Education Center office. It is strongly recommended that the participant take the Basic Arrhythmia and 12-Lead Interpretation class prior to attending the ACLS Course.

Registration:

Call HealthLink @440-8802

CEUs: This program is approved for 4.5 contact hours of continuing education credit by Norman Regional Hospital. Norman Regional Hospital is approved as a provider of Continuing education in nursing by the Colorado Nurse’s Association, this is accredited as an approver of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission of Accreditation.

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