As described by the American Heart Association: The American Heart Association’s Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support course is totally redesigned for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of hospital. Through the ACLS course, providers will enhance their skills in the treatment of the adult victim of a cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies. ACLS emphasizes the importance of basic life support CPR to patient survival; the integration of effective basic life support with advanced cardiovascular life support interventions; and the importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation.
ACLS is based on simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active, hands-on participation through learning stations where students will practice essential skills individually, as part of a team, and as team leader. Realistic simulations reinforce the following key concepts: proficiency in basic life support care; recognizing and initiating early management of pre-arrest conditions; managing cardiac arrest; identifying and treating ischemic chest pain and acute coronary syndromes; recognizing other life-threatening clinical situations (such as stroke) and providing initial care; ACLS algorithms; and effective resuscitation team dynamics.
Course Requirements: Course registrations close 10 days before the course’s scheduled start day.
Grand Rapids Course Schedule: This course is offered at the American Red Cross building: 1050 Fuller Ave NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503 in room L4.
May 19, 2017: 9AM – 6PM
May 26, 2017: 9AM – 6PM
June 16, 2017: 9AM – 6PM
August 25, 2017: 9AM – 6PM
September 22, 2017: 9AM – 6PM
November 17, 2017: 9AM – 6PM
December 8, 2017: 9AM – 6PM
- ACLS – Refresher $175
Class size limited to 18 participants
Do you also need to renew BLS Provider certification? Save time and money and renew it while you’re here for ACLS!
- Visit www.OnlineAHA.org
- Select “Courses”
- Select “HeartCode BLS”
(The cost of the online course is $28.50 and takes approximately 3 hours to complete.)
- Bring your certificate of completion to your ACLS class. Your instructor will conduct a skills evaluation. Life EMS charges $35 for the skills evaluation when completed the same day as an ACLS class.
- Once your practical skills evaluation is complete, we will provide your BLS card the same day!