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Classroom Updated to Reflect 2015 Guidelines CPR & ECCAHA’s ACLS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. This course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR.

This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

Features
  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills 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

Purchase Options

AHA Training Centers

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AHA Approved Distributors

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Channing Bete Company Inc.

Laerdal Medical Corporation

WorldPoint

AHA eBooks

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Course Content

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

Additional Information

Instructor Materials

15-1004 ACLS DVD
15-1003 ACLS Instructor Manual, includes Lesson Maps, Instructor CD, divider page tabs
15-1006 ACLS Instructor Package, includes:

  • ACLS Provider Manual     Available in eBook
  • ACLS Instructor Manual
  • 2 ACLS DVDs
  • ACLS Posters
  • ACLS Emergency Crash Cart Cards

Supplementary Materials

15-1008 ACLS Emergency Crash Cart Cards (set of 4)
15-1042 ACLS Posters (set of 9)
15-1043 Suspected Stroke Algorithm/Stroke Scale Card (package of 25)

Student Materials

15-1005 ACLS Provider Manual, includes ACLS Pocket Reference Card Set
15-1007 ACLS Pocket Reference Card Set (set of 2)


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Classroom-based (instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout)

  • Initial Provider Course requires approximately 15 hours 20 minutes to complete, including skills practice and skills testing.
  • Update Course requires approximately 8 hours 25 minutes, including skills practice and skills testing.
*course time based on 1 instructor: 6 student: 2 manikins

AHA ACLS Provider Course Completion Card, valid for two years

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Provider Course; ECC Training Network

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS:

Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services
This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), for 9.75 Advanced CEHs, activity number 16-AMHA-F2-0309.


Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Classroom-Based Update Course, ECC Training Network

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS:

Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services
This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), for 4.75 Advanced CEHs, activity number 16-AMHA-F2-0310.

Instructor Updates
Changes: February 21, 2017
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Instructor CD (PDF opens new window 2/21/17)
AHA Product Number KJ-1171

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Instructor Manual (PDF opens new window 2/21/17)
Print ISBN 978-1-61669-398-5, AHA Product Number 15-1003
eBook ISBN 978-1-61669-405-0, AHA Product Number 15-3101

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Provider Manual (PDF opens new window 2/21/17)
Print ISBN_978-1-61669-400-5, AHA Product Number 15-1005
eBook ISBN 978-1-61669-404-3, AHA Product Number 15-3100

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