Please call Karie Legg at (915) 545-7344 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, Department of Emergency Medicine for registration information. We accept most credit cards, money orders, cashiers checks, or personal checks. (A $25.00 fee will be charged for any returned checks). If payment is made in cash, you must bring the exact amount with you. Seating is limited. Registration deadlines are usually 2 weeks prior to course start dates.
*1-Day renewal course: You will be required to provide a copy of your current ACLS provider card BEFORE you register. Be advised you will not be allowed to retake any component (i.e., pretest, post test, or megacodes) if you do not pass. No refunds.
You must take and pass with a minimum of 84% either the *Pre-course Self Assessment Written Exam found within your Student CD or the **Pre-course Self Assessment Written Exam found in your packet. *If you take the exam off of the student CD, you must bring with you on the first day of class, your printed self-assessment score sheet. **If you opt to take the written exam found in your packet, you must bring the exam with you on the first day of class so that it can be graded. Those who fail the Self Assessment Written Exam will not be allowed to continue in the class.
Participants are encouraged to take advantage of the 4 1/2 - hour ACLS Prep Courses offered prior to each course. (Prep course costs are included in the registration fee).
An ACLS course completion card is issued upon successful completion of the course (no CME's are issued). Course completion cards are good for 2 years.
The purpose of the ACLS provider course is to advance the education and training of all healthcare professionals who respond to patients who experience a cardiopulmonary arrest or a life-threatening cardiopulmonary emergency. The provider course is in essence an adult-focused learning and evaluation tool for healthcare providers who, as part of their professional responsibility, respond to resuscitation attempts.
The ACLS provider course is designed to review, organize, and prioritize the skill and didactic information needed to handle a cardiac arrest, events that may lead to a cardiac arrest, and events that follow a cardiac arrest. It is NOT designed as a complete course in arrhythmia recognition or pharmacology. It is designed to review those subjects.
At the end of the ACLS provider course, the successful ACLS provider will be able to manage the first 10 minutes of the resuscitation of a person who initially arrests from Ventricular Fibrillation using what the ACLS Provider Manual refers to as "the basic and advanced" skills of ACLS.
The foundation of ACLS is Basic Life Support. ACLS Guidelines have incorporated skill evaluation of Adult 1 & 2 person CPR in conjunction with an AED. Documentation of successful ACLS Provider Course completion includes a requirement that learners demonstrate satisfactory hands-on skills in adult 1 and 2 person CPR, using basic airway adjuncts and satisfactory application and operation of an AED.
The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency of BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials 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.
For more information, please contact : Karie Legg, 915-545-7344