ACLS Certification Course Overview
American Heart Association ACLS certification for healthcare providers includes management of Bradycardia, Tachycardia, and Pulseless arrest using 2015 AHA Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support guidelines as well as Stroke and Heart Attack, ACS.
What to do BEFORE class:
Every student is required to take the Precourse Self Assessment Evaluation and review the 2015 ACLS Provider Manual before attending class.
- Visit heart.org/eccstudent
- Enter manual code: “acls15” to begin
- Re-take this Precourse Self Assessment Evaluation until you receive an 84%
- Print and bring your score to class
ACLS Course Content
- Key changes in ACLS from the new 2015 AHA Guidelines
- 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
- Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills and simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active participation
- Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
- Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills
ACLS Course Completion Card
American Heart Association ACLS Provider Course Completion Card, valid for two years and 12 CE credits (effective Jan 1, 2019: CE Credits for this course have been changed from 14 CE credits to 12 CE credits)
2015 ACLS Provider Manual
ISBN #: 978-1-61669-400-5
American Heart Association ACLS for healthcare providers includes management of Bradycardia, Tachycardia, and Pulseless arrest using 2015 AHA Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support guidelines as well as Stroke and Heart Attack, ACS.
Please choose a location:
Oakland / Bay Area
Upcoming ACLS Courses:
Upcoming ACLS Courses:
- Must be completed before Part 2 and 3 (skills session)
- 3-5 hour online, self-paced course accessible anytime from any computer
- Students can access the ACLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual, ACLS Pocket Reference Card and more for 24 months
- May be used for initial or renewal ACLS for Healthcare Providers Course completion.
Part 2 and 3:
- Make sure you complete the course survey at the end of the eLeaning to generate your Completion Certificate
- Bring the Completion Certificate to your instructor on the scheduled skills session (30 min duration)
- Practice, demonstrate, and successfully complete skills testing with an instructor to receive your ACLS Provider Card on the same day
This is an ACLS or PALS Skills Check ONLY. If you have not purchased and completed the online eLearning ACLS or PALS HeartCode Part 1, you must choose that course first.
Prefer a convenient location option for your group of 8 or more?
Project Heartbeat makes every effort possible to provide classes available throughout the entire Bay Area.
In addition to classes conducted at one of our facilities, Project Heartbeat understands that it is much more convenient to send 1 instructor to your facility rather than sending all your students to ours. Therefore, any of our classes can be personalized to your needs and conducted at your home, workplace, school, hospital, or other healthcare facility.
Onsite classes can be scheduled 7 days a week during the morning, afternoon, early evening, or even during an extended work lunch break.
We will make every effort to tailor a class specific to your needs!