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AHA ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support Renewal (INCLUDES FREE BLS) Books not included

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AHA ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support Renewal / Update Course at Saving American Hearts 6165 Lehman Drive Suite 202 Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918.


Books are not included in the cost of the class. To attend this class you must bring your 2020 ACLS and BLS provider manuals with you to class. If you forget and do not bring your books with you to class, you must reschedule for another day. You may purchase E-books or paper books from EBay, Amazon, Worldpoint or from where ever you choose. The New 2025 Guidelines will be released at the end of next year.

The precourse work is now required and is in two parts. Part 1 is an hour long pretest and Part 2 you will watch the course videos online before attending the class. Here's a link to the Pre-Course work. Be sure to create an account, or log in before you start. https://elearning.heart.org/course/424 Take a picture of your certificate or bring it with you to class. Class will focus on the hands on teaching and testing portion of the class. The precourse work takes hours. Once you begin the pretest, you must complete it in one sitting. The second portion includes all the course videos and can be broken up if necessary. If you have any questions, please email Catherine Brinkley at admin@savingamericanhearts.com

Classes are held at Saving American Hearts, INC. 6165 Lehman Drive Suite 202 Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918.

This course is required of most registered nurses, nurses working in the Emergency Dept, Cardiac Unit, or Critical Care unit, telemetry or heart monitored unit, paramedics, EMTs and Emergency Personnel as well as physicians, nurse practitioners, those who work electrophysiology departments or urgent care centers. This a 6 hour classroom course.

The American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support Renewal class includes watching the ACLS Update video and hands on learning stations for CPR, AED, respiratory and cardiac arrest, ACLS algorithms, drugs, rhythm recognition, and using advanced airway devices.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support is designed for healthcare providers who conduct or participates in resuscitation of patients in hospital, medical offices, or in settings where conscious sedation is administered and have previously taken this course in the last two years.

It covers identification and treatment of patients with medical conditions who are at risk for cardiac arrest, primary and secondary assessment survey and actions needed, algorithms for treatment of emergency situations and effective resuscitation team dynamics.

Although arrhythmia recognition will be reviewed, it is expected that the participant will have a working knowledge of EKG rhythms. Practice with defibrillators and external pacemaker is included.

Assessment and care for the patient experiencing an Acute Coronary Syndrome or Stroke will be included in this course. We structure this class to meet all of the AHA guidelines and requirements.

All scenarios are designed for the work place of the individual participant. Our goal is that each participant will feel comfortable in handling life threatening emergencies in their own setting. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) also teaches management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke, the management of respiratory and cardiac arrest, CPR, effective chest compressions and ventilation with a bag mask device (BVM) and the use of an AED. We will review the steps to cardiovert, defibrilate and perform external pacing. You will practice hands on techniques and participate in the learning stations before taking the written exam and the hands on skills testing portion of the class. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented. At the end of the class you will take a written test of 50 questions and successfully perform as a team leader in a case scenario. Skills to be practiced during the course include:

• CPR Coach

• 2020 BLS and ACLS Surveys

• Airway Management

• Rhythm Recognition

• Defibrillation

• IV Access (information only)

• Use of Medications

• Cardioversion

• Transcutaneous Pacing

• 1-rescuer CPR and AED

• Team Resuscitation Concept (Team Leader and Team Member)

• Immediate Post-Cardiac Arrest Care

• 1-Rescuer CPR and AED use

• Science Overview (Update Course)

• Team Dynamics

• Respiratory Arrest

• Peri-arrest Rhythms (Tachycardia, Bradycardia)

• Arrest Rhythms (VF, PVT, PEA, Asystole) • Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS)

• Stroke

• Megacode treatment

• Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device and use of an AED

• Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

• Effective Resuscitation Team Dynamics

• Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke

• Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia

• Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest

• Related pharmacology

If you have any questions about the course, please call Catherine Brinkley RN at (719) 551-1222 or email admin@savingamericanhearts.com.

The course is taught in a STRESS FREE, FUN environment. I want you to leave class feeling like you're glad you came, you learned a lot and you ACTUALLY HAD FUN !!! You will MASTER all the skills you need to run a code and learn all the rhythms and drugs to treat them. IT'S A PIECE OF CAKE !!! STRESS FREE ! FUN !!

AHA 2020 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 (CPACE), for 5.25 Advanced CEHs, activity number 14-AMHA-F2-0224. If you have any questions about the course please call, text or email Catherine Brinkley at (719) 551-1222 or admin@savingamericanhearts.com

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If you have an expired AHA ACLS card and need an initial provider class, you can also visit


And, if you want to take the online course at www.elearning.heart.org you can do the online course and then just come in for the in-person hands on practice and testing session.  There are two separate fees, and this is the most expensive way to go, so do a little research first. The classroom courses are much cheaper.

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  • 5

    Posted by Nick Spreen on Jan 15th 2024

    Great course

  • 5
    Acls renewal

    Posted by Catherine Parris on Dec 13th 2023

    Best Acls renewal course I’ve taken in years. The instructor was amazing with knowledge and entertainment.

  • 5

    Posted by Gretchen on Oct 1st 2023

    This is the place to come to renew your acls. I drive to co springs from Denver just to come to this facility. Great vibe and they aren't out to make it a miserable day for you.

  • 5
    Best ACLS Class Ever!

    Posted by Katherine Jackson on Aug 28th 2023

    Fantastic course! Nelson is an amazing instructor! I learned more from this course than I have in the last 1o years!
    He made everything seem so simple and helped us remember.

  • 5
    BLS/ACLS Renewal

    Posted by Joshua on Mar 1st 2023

    Great course. Great instructor.

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on Dec 5th 2022

    Instructor was very knowledgeable with lots of real world experience. He was one of the few that explained the "why' behind what we do.

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on Dec 5th 2022

    I had so many "light bulb" moments where things just clicked! I've taken several ACLS courses before and this is the first one where the "why" was explained.

  • 5
    Great Class

    Posted by Shannon Gerber on Dec 3rd 2022

    I enjoyed my ACLS renewal class. The instructor was organized, knowledgeable and helped me understand and apply the material.