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2 YEAR AHA CERTIFICATION CARDS ISSUED DURING CLASS  $125 

 

 
HeartCode® ACLS is the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s online, self-paced Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) instructional program. It 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. After completing the knowledge-basedportion of the course, students practice and test their skills with a Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) ACLS instructor. Upon successful completion of the knowledgeand skills tests, students receive a course completion card.
 
This program features:
 
  • Ten 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
  • Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2015 Heart and Stroke Foundation 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 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
  • Online access to the ACLS provider manual, the 2010 Heart and Stroke Foundation Guidelines for CPR & ECC and the 2010 Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Providers
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Access to all information in the course is provided for 24 months following activation of course key
 
HeartCode® ACLS Prerequisites:
  • Students must have a valid HSF BLS Healthcare Provider course completion card.
  • To receive an HSF ACLS course completion card using this program, students must successfully complete all three parts of the ACLS course and meet the required prerequisites.
  • Students should be able to identify ECG rhythms and should know pharmacology specific to cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiopulmonary emergencies before beginning the course.
 
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.
 
HeartCode® ACLS Part 2, a hands-on skills practice session with an authorized HSFACLS instructor within 60 days.
 
HeartCode® ACLS Part 3, a hands-on skills test with an authorized HSF ACLS instructor within 60 days.
 
After successful completion of all three parts, you will receive an HSF ACLS course completion card, valid for two years.
 
It is important that students register for Part 2 and 3 completer courses before purchasing their HeartCode® ACLS Part 1 key
 
Any fees associated with skills sessions (Part 2 and3) are sold separately and must be completed within 60 days of completing Part 1. 

1 DAY STRESS FREE ACLS COURSE!!! 

Initial Certification - $175  

2 YEAR AHA CERTIFICATION CARDS ISSUED DURING CLASS 

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team management of a cardiac arrest, team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. Specific skills in airway management and related pharmacology are also featured. Skills are taught through discussion and group learning, while testing stations offer case-based scenarios using simulators.

Target Group

ACLS is designed for health-care 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.

The prerequisite for ACLS is a current HSF BLS for Healthcare Provider (C) card.

ACLS Course Content
  • Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2015 Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC)
  • Basic life-support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device and an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest using a manual defibrillator and equipment commonly found on a crash cart
  • 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

Skills are taught in large group sessions, as well as in small-group learning-and-testing stations, where case-based scenarios are presented.

STRESS FREE ACLS RENEWAL COURSE!!! 

2YR Certification cards issued day of class.

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team management of a cardiac arrest, team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. Specific skills in airway management and related pharmacology are also featured. Skills are taught through discussion and group learning, while testing stations offer case-based scenarios using simulators.

Target Group

ACLS is designed for health-care 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.

The prerequisite for ACLS is a current HSF BLS for Healthcare Provider (C) card.

ACLS Course Content
  • Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2015 Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC)
  • Basic life-support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device and an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest using a manual defibrillator and equipment commonly found on a crash cart
  • 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

Skills are taught in large group sessions, as well as in small-group learning-and-testing stations, where case-based scenarios are presented.

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2 YEAR AHA CERTIFICATION CARDS ISSUED DURING CLASS

$50 BLS for Healthcare Providers (Initial & Renewal)

The Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers(BLS) Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.


This course is for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.

  • Key changes in basic life support, reflecting the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Critical concepts of high-quality CPR
  • The American Heart Association Chain of Survival
  • 1-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
  • 2-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
  • Differences between adult, child and infant rescue techniques
  • Bag-mask techniques for adult, child and infant
  • Rescue breathing for adult, child and infant
  • Relief of choking for adult, child and infant
  • CPR with an advanced airway*

* This is an introduction to the compression/ventilation rate and ratio for a patient who has an advanced airway in place. For more information on advanced airways, please refer to the Airway Management Course.

2 YEAR AHA CERTIFICATION CARDS ISSUED DURING CLASS

Heartsaver CPR/AED  - Adult, Child, & Infant CPR/AED


Course Description
This American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR and AED course was the first in the nation to combine hands-on AED instruction with CPR training. The course teaches the basic techniques of adult, child, and infant CPR and use of an AED.

Students also learn to use barrier devices in CPR and give first aid for choking in the responsive victim. The course teaches how to recognize the signs of three major emergencies: heart attack, stroke, and choking.

Audience 
All lay responders with a duty to respond, such as employees in the workplace, firefighters, police, airline personnel, security guards, teachers, massage therapists, personal trainers, lifeguards, childcare providers, family members of patients at high risk for sudden cardiac death, and other lay rescuers who may need to respond to a cardiac emergency and learn how to use an AED.

1 DAY STRESS FREE CLASS!

 

2 Year AHA Certification Cards issued the day of class!

The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider course enables healthcare professionals to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to better recognize and treat critically ill infants and children. The course materials are scenario-based, and a team approach is used to teach emergency management of pediatric patients approaching or already in respiratory or cardiac arrest, from the early minutes through patient stabilization and/or the transport phases of a pediatric emergency, in or out of the hospital.

Target Group

The PALS course is designed for healthcare professionals who initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies and for healthcare students seeking PALS-training credentials.

PALS Course Content

  • Recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest
  • Systematic approach to pediatric assessmen
  • Effective respiratory management
  • Validation of skills for one-person and two-person CPR and AED skills for infants and children
  • Defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion
  • Intraosseous access and fluid bolus administration
  • Effective resuscitation team dynamics

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) 

 

2yr AHA certification cards provided the day of class!

The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider course enables healthcare professionals to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to better recognize and treat critically ill infants and children. The course materials are scenario-based, and a team approach is used to teach emergency management of pediatric patients approaching or already in respiratory or cardiac arrest, from the early minutes through patient stabilization and/or the transport phases of a pediatric emergency, in or out of the hospital.

Target Group

The PALS course is designed for healthcare professionals who initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies and for healthcare students seeking first-time or renewed PALS-training credentials.

PALS Course Content
  • Recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest
  • Systematic approach to pediatric assessmen
  • Effective respiratory management
  • Validation of skills for one-person and two-person CPR and AED skills for infants and children
  • Defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion
  • Intraosseous access and fluid bolus administration
  • Effective resuscitation team dynamics