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Classroom Courses

ACLS Provider – Initial Certification

The American Heart Association ACLS is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

Audience:

ACLS is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.

Course Content:

  • Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • 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 acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
  • Effective Resuscitation Team Dynamics

Continued Education Information:

Continued Education Information: AHA is now able to offer Continuing Education credits through CECBEMS for EMS students who have successfully passed the ACLS Provider Classroom course. CECBEMS is a national provider of continuing education credits for EMS professionals only.

Because the continuing education approval process for nurses and physicians is much more involved,CME/CE credit for these professions will not be available through the AHA at this time.

Continuing education credit will continue to be offered for multiple professions for completion of the HeartCode® ACLS Part 1 program.

Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services ACLS Provider Course (initial/full course)

This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 12.00 Advanced CEHs, activity number 11-AMHA-F2-0119.

Course Completion Information:

Upon successful course completion, including demonstration of skills competency in all learning stations and passing the CPR and AED skills test, bag-mask ventilation skills test, a Megacode test and a written test, students receive an ACLS course completion card, valid for two years.

Course Length:  16.0 Hours (Two (2) 8-Hour Days)

Course Cost: $325.00 (Includes the ACLS Provider Manual and ACLS Provider Card)

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ACLS Provider - Renewal Certification

The American Heart Association ACLS is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

Audience:

ACLS is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.

Course Content:

Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care:

  • 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 acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team>
  •  Effective Resuscitation Team Dynamics

Continued Education Information:

AHA is now able to offer Continuing Education credits through CECBEMS for EMS students who have successfully passed the ACLS Provider Classroom course. CECBEMS is a national provider of continuing education credits for EMS professionals only.

Because the continuing education approval process for nurses and physicians is much more involved,CME/CE credit for these professions will not be available through the AHA at this time.

Continuing education credit will continue to be offered for multiple professions for completion of the HeartCode® ACLS Part 1 program.

ACLS Update Course Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services

This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 5.25 Advanced CEHs, activity number 11-AMHA-F2-0127.

Course Completion Information:

Upon successful course completion, including demonstration of skills competency in all learning stations and passing the CPR and AED skills test, bag-mask ventilation skills test, a Megacode test and a written test, students receive an ACLS course completion card, valid for two years.

Course Length:  8.0 Hours

Course Cost: $150.00 (DOES NOT include the cost of the ACLS Book).  Student MUST have current ACLS Provider Book to attend class.  If a new book is needed, please be sure to add it to the cart during the registration process and mark as “Ship To Me”.

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ACLS - Experienced Provider

The goal of the ACLS EP Course is to improve outcomes in complex cardiovascular, respiratory and other (eg, metabolic, toxicologic) emergencies by expanding on core ACLS guidelines and encouraging critical thinking and decision-making strategies. Through instruction and active participation in case-based scenarios, learners enhance their skills in the differential diagnosis and treatment of prearrest, arrest and postarrest patients.

ACLS EP has been updated to reflect science from the following:

  • 2015 AHA 
  • 2013 American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF)/AHA Guidelines for the Management of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction
  • 2012 ACCF/AHA Focused Update of the Guideline for the Management of Patients With Unstable Angina/Non–ST- Elevation Myocardial Infarction

Course Content:

ACLS EP Guidelines for CPR and ECC

  • Applying the expanded systematic approach (ACLS-EP Survey) to patient assessment, evaluation and management
  • Cardiovascular Emergencies
  • Cerebrovascular Emergencies
  • Respiratory and Metabolic Emergencies
  • Post-Cardiac Arrest Care
  • Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology Emergencies
  • High Quality CPR
  • Effective communication within a resuscitation team and recognition of the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance.

Audience:

This course is for seasoned healthcare providers who are proficient in performing BLS and ACLS skills, reading and interpreting ECGs , and understanding ACLS pharmacology and who regularly lead or participate in emergency assessment and treatment of prearrest, arrest or postarrest patients.

Course Pre-Requisites:

    • ACLS EP Course participants are expected to have the following skills and qualities.

 

    They must:

  • Be proficient in performing BLS and ACLS skills
  • Be able to read and interpret ECGs
  • Have an understanding ACLS pharmacology
  • Regularly lead or participate in emergency assessment and treatment of pre-arrest, arrest, or post-arrest patients
  • Use key elements of critical thinking in processing information, data in development of the differential diagnosis, and decision-making for intervention and care
  • ACLS EP Course participants must also pass the ACLS Provider exam with a score of 84% or higher to qualify for entry into an ACLS EP Course.

Course Length:  8.0  to 10.0 Hours

Course Cost:  $350.00 (Includes the ACLS-EP Provider Manual and ACLS-EP Provider Card)

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ACLS Instructor – Initial Certification

This course is designed for you, if you are a currently certified ACLS provider, to become a certified American Heart Association ACLS course instructor. The course consists of completing the on-line AHA ACLS Instructor Essentials module, attend half a day of course instruction, All candidates must complete two days of being monitored while teaching in other ACLS courses. If you successfully complete the course, you will receive an American Heart Association ACLS Instructor card good for two years.

Audience:
Any CURRENT ACLS Provider who wishes to become an ACLS Instructor.

Course Pre-Requisites:

  • Current ACLS Provider Card
  • Letter of Affiliation with an AHA Training Center or Letter of Intention to Affiliate with SFCAD.
  • Completion of ACLS Instructors Essentials Course (Included in this cost).
  • Recommendation letter from AHA Instructor or AHA Training Center

Course Length:  8.0  to 10.0 Hours

Course Cost:  $350.00 (Includes Online KeyCode for Essentials Course, ACLS Instructor Manual and ACLS Instructor Card)  DOES NOT include additional materials needed to instruct ACLS Course.

Please call for more details (573) 431.0030
ACLS Instructor – Renewal Certification

This course is designed for you, if you are a currently certified ACLS provider, to become a certified American Heart Association ACLS course instructor. The course consists of  half a day of course instruction, All candidates must complete two days of being monitored while teaching in other ACLS courses. If you successfully complete the course, you will receive an American Heart Association ACLS Instructor card good for two years.

Audience:

Any CURRENT ACLS Instructor who wishes to continue ACLS Instructor Certification.

Course Pre-Requisites:

  • Current ACLS Instructor Card
  • ACLS Instructor Essentials Course Completion Certificate (For those who are TCF/RF Level)
  • Minimum requirements as outlined in the Program Administration Guide for renewal of certification

Course Length:  8.0  to 10.0 Hours

Course Cost:  $250.00 (Does NOT include any books or materials besides ACLS-Instructor Card)

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Online Courses

Want to decrease the amount of time in the classroom?  We offer the following courses online, that can be completed at your leisure and divided into parts.  Be sure to review the details of the course, as some require some classroom interaction and/or skills evaluations to be scheduled.

Heartcode ACLS
Parts 1-3 (Full Package)

HeartCode® ACLS Part 1 is a Web-based, self-paced instructional program that uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. In this environment, students apply their knowledge to real-time decision making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning. After completing the cognitive portion of the course, students practice and test their skills with an AHA Instructor or on a voice-assisted manikin (VAM) system. Upon successful completion of the cognitive and skills tests, students receive a course completion card.

This program presents 10 interactive hospital-based cases to teach ACLS knowledge,  building  on the foundation of lifesaving BLS for Healthcare Providers skills and the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR.

Audience:

HeartCode ACLS Part 1 is for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies, specifically those seeking an alternative (nonclassroom) method for completing an initial or update ACLS Course.

HeartCode ACLS Part 1 requires prior knowledge that will be applied in using the ACLS treatment algorithms. Unprepared or inexperienced students may require additional time to complete HeartCode ACLS Part 1. To be successful in any ACLS course, students should be able to identify ECG rhythms and should know pharmacology specific to cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiopulmonary emergencies before beginning the course. It is strongly recommended that students review the ACLS course materials contained within the program and complete the Precourse Self-Assessment prior to attempting the patient cases.

Course Content:

  • Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Ten adult patient cases with up to four healthcare providers, presented through eSimulation technology:One BLS case
  • Seven cases representing cardiovascular, respiratory and stroke emergencies
  • Two Megacodes
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Recognition and early management of periarrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
  • Airway management
  • Related pharmacology
  • Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

Course Completion Information:

AHA ACLS course completion card, valid for two years.

To receive an ACLS course completion card using this program, students successfully must complete three parts:

  • HeartCode ACLS Part 1. Upon successful completion of the online portion, including the written exam, students receive a Part 1 certificate of completion, which must be presented for parts 2 and 3.
  • Part 2*, a hands-on skills practice session with an AHA ACLS Instructor or using a voice-assisted manikin (VAM) system
  • Part 3**, a skills test with an AHA ACLS Instructor or using a VAM system

*Parts 2 and 3 should be completed in one “skills practice and testing” session.   This package includes Parts 1, 2 & 3!!!

Online Course & Skills Package Cost:  $275.00 (This includes Parts 2 & 3 – Practical & Skills Evaluation Session)

You must call 573.431.0030 or email training@sfcad.org to schedule your skills evaluation after registration and online course is completed!

Your course keycode and instructions will be e-mailed after completing the registration process!

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Heartcode ACLS
Part 1 (Online Course ONLY)

HeartCode® ACLS Part 1 is a Web-based, self-paced instructional program that uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. In this environment, students apply their knowledge to real-time decision making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning. After completing the cognitive portion of the course, students practice and test their skills with an AHA Instructor or on a voice-assisted manikin (VAM) system. Upon successful completion of the cognitive and skills tests, students receive a course completion card.

This program presents 10 interactive hospital-based cases to teach ACLS knowledge,  building  on the foundation of lifesaving BLS for Healthcare Providers skills and the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR.

Audience:

HeartCode ACLS Part 1 is for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies, specifically those seeking an alternative (nonclassroom) method for completing an initial or update ACLS Course.

HeartCode ACLS Part 1 requires prior knowledge that will be applied in using the ACLS treatment algorithms. Unprepared or inexperienced students may require additional time to complete HeartCode ACLS Part 1. To be successful in any ACLS course, students should be able to identify ECG rhythms and should know pharmacology specific to cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiopulmonary emergencies before beginning the course. It is strongly recommended that students review the ACLS course materials contained within the program and complete the Precourse Self-Assessment prior to attempting the patient cases.

Course Content:

  • Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Ten adult patient cases with up to four healthcare providers, presented through eSimulation technology:One BLS case
  • Seven cases representing cardiovascular, respiratory and stroke emergencies
  • Two Megacodes
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Recognition and early management of periarrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
  • Airway management
  • Related pharmacology
  • Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

Course Completion Information:

AHA ACLS course completion card, valid for two years.

To receive an ACLS course completion card using this program, students successfully must complete three parts:

  • HeartCode ACLS Part 1. Upon successful completion of the online portion, including the written exam, students receive a Part 1 certificate of completion, which must be presented for parts 2 and 3.
  • Part 2*, a hands-on skills practice session with an AHA ACLS Instructor or using a voice-assisted manikin (VAM) system
  • Part 3**, a skills test with an AHA ACLS Instructor or using a VAM system

*Parts 2 and 3 should be completed in one “skills practice and testing” session.   This package includes Parts 1 ONLY!

Online Course Cost:  $150.00 (This includes Part # 1 – Online Course ONLY)  Parts 2 & 3 MUST be purchased separately.

Your course keycode and instructions will be e-mailed after completing the registration process!

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Heartcode ACLS
Parts 2 & 3 (Skills Evaluation ONLY)

HeartCode® ACLS Part 1 is a Web-based, self-paced instructional program that uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. In this environment, students apply their knowledge to real-time decision making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning. After completing the cognitive portion of the course, students practice and test their skills with an AHA Instructor or on a voice-assisted manikin (VAM) system. Upon successful completion of the cognitive and skills tests, students receive a course completion card.

This program presents 10 interactive hospital-based cases to teach ACLS knowledge,  building  on the foundation of lifesaving BLS for Healthcare Providers skills and the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR.

Audience:

HeartCode ACLS Part 1 is for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies, specifically those seeking an alternative (nonclassroom) method for completing an initial or update ACLS Course.

HeartCode ACLS Part 1 requires prior knowledge that will be applied in using the ACLS treatment algorithms. Unprepared or inexperienced students may require additional time to complete HeartCode ACLS Part 1. To be successful in any ACLS course, students should be able to identify ECG rhythms and should know pharmacology specific to cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiopulmonary emergencies before beginning the course. It is strongly recommended that students review the ACLS course materials contained within the program and complete the Precourse Self-Assessment prior to attempting the patient cases.

Course Content:

  • Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Ten adult patient cases with up to four healthcare providers, presented through eSimulation technology:One BLS case
  • Seven cases representing cardiovascular, respiratory and stroke emergencies
  • Two Megacodes
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Recognition and early management of periarrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
  • Airway management
  • Related pharmacology
  • Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

Course Completion Information:

AHA ACLS course completion card, valid for two years.

To receive an ACLS course completion card using this program, students successfully must complete three parts:

  • HeartCode ACLS Part 1. Upon successful completion of the online portion, including the written exam, students receive a Part 1 certificate of completion, which must be presented for parts 2 and 3.
  • Part 2*, a hands-on skills practice session with an AHA ACLS Instructor or using a voice-assisted manikin (VAM) system
  • Part 3**, a skills test with an AHA ACLS Instructor or using a VAM system

*Parts 2 and 3 should be completed in one “skills practice and testing” session.   This package includes Parts 2 & 3 ONLY!

 Skills Evaluation Cost:  $125.00 (This includes Parts 2 & 3 ONLY)  Part # 1 MUST be purchased separately.  

You must call 573.431.0030 or email training@sfcad.org to schedule your skills evaluation after registration is completed.

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ACLS Instructor Essentials Course

The AHA’s Instructor Essentials courses are online, self-directed, discipline-specific courses that teach information needed to instruct classroom courses and conduct skills practice and skills testing sessions for eLearning courses associated with each discipline. They replace the Instructor Essentials Classroom course which has been discontinued. Completion of the AHA Instructor Essentials Course is a required step toward becoming an AHA Instructor. It is also a requirement for current Instructors adding a discipline and all AHA Faculty (National, Regional and Training Center Faculty).

Primary Audience:

  • New AHA Instructors
  • AHA Faculty (National, Regional and Training Center Faculty)
  • Instructors who have allowed their certification to lapse in a specific discipline

Course Covers:

  • Planning and preparation for courses
  • Instructing courses
  • Conducting written exams (if applicable)
  • Skills practice and skills testing
  • Keeping your Instructor status current

Features

  • Include approximately 30 minutes of general information about instructing AHA courses, followed by course-specific information
  • Self-directed; available 24/7
  • Upon completion of an Instructor Essentials Course, a certificate of completion is available to print and must be presented at the classroom Instructor Course of the corresponding discipline
  • Access to course content for 24 months following course enrollment
  • Courses take approximately 2-3.5 hours each to complete

Course Cost:  $35.00

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