American Heart Association
AHA ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support Renewal / Update Course (INCLUDES 2020 Provider Manual and FREE BLS!) at Saving American Hearts 6165 Lehman Drive Suite 202 Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918
Please note, you are now required to take a 1 hour precourse test and 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 a solid 4 hours. Once you begin the first section of the online course, you must complete it in one sitting. The second portion includes all the course videos and can be broken up into 20 pieces if necessary. If you have any questions, please email Catherine Brinkley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Advanced Cardiac Life Support 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. NEW 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider Renewal Course INCLUDES and the NEW AHA 2020 Guidelines Provider Manual, ECC Handbook and FREE BLS!! *Please note, once you have paid for your course, please call before coming by to pick up your book, as we normally keep enough on hand for the week and a few extras. We will not mail your book to you, but you can pick it up in class. If you prefer an E-Book, we can certainly get that to you via email usually same day depending on the time of day you purchased the course. Classes are held at Saving American Hearts, Inc 6165 Lehman Drive Suite 202 Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918 (719) 551-1222. 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 ACLS Renewal Course 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:
2020 BLS and ACLS Surveys
IV Access (information only)
Use of Medications
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)
Peri-arrest Rhythms (Tachycardia, Bradycardia)
Arrest Rhythms (VF, PVT, PEA, Asystole) Â Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS)
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
If you have any questions about the course, please call Catherine Brinkley RN at (719) 551-1222 or email email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
Here's our class dates for the ACLS Skills Sessions
Instructor was very knowledgeable with lots of real world experience. He was one of the few that explained the "why' behind what we do.
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.
I enjoyed my ACLS renewal class. The instructor was organized, knowledgeable and helped me understand and apply the material.