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Advanced: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

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The Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider Course is designed for health care providers (MD, PA, NP, EMT-P, RN, LPN, Respiratory Therapists/Technicians, Pharmacists) who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in the hospital or pre-hospital setting.

Through didactic instruction and active participation in simulated cases, students will enhance their skills in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiopulmonary arrest, acute arrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

Concepts covered include:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Survey
  • High-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • ACLS Survey
  • ACLS Algorithms (Pulseless Arrest, Bradycardia, Tachycardia, Acute Coronary)
  • Syndromes, Acute Ischemic Stroke and Return of Spontaneous Circulation
  • Effective resuscitation team dynamics
  • Immediate post-cardiac arrest care

Course details

Course is 12 to 16 hours and requires the 2020 Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider Manual. The Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care is also recommended.

Requirements

ACLS full provider

  • Pick up a current ACLS book (2020)
  • Go to web site www.elearning.heart.org
  • Go to Courses and choose Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
  • Scroll down to ACLS PRECOURCE SELF-ASSESSMENT
  • Click the Launch this course Button
  • You must create an account with American Heart to take the test
  • Complete online test with a minimum score of 70% and print
  • Bring Pre-Test and Book with you to class.

ACLS renewal

  • Must show a current American Heart Association ACLS card
  • Bring the results of pretest (minimum score 84% - instructions found on page ii of the ACLS manual
  • Pick up a current ACLS book (2020)
  • Go to web site www.elearning.heart.org
  • Go to Courses and choose Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
  • Scroll down to ACLS PRECOURCE SELF-ASSESSMENT
  • Click the Launch this course Button
  • You must create an account with American Heart to take the test.
  • Complete the online test with a minimum score of 84% and print
  • Bring your current Card, Pre-Test and Book with you to class.

Card type: Electronic Course Completion Card

Competency: Maintain current provider status on a 2-year cycle.

Behaviors / skills:

  • Recognize and initiate early management of periarrest conditions
  • Demonstrate proficiency in BLS skills, including chest compressions and use of AED
  • Recognize and initiate early management of acute coronary syndromes and acute ischemic stroke
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills as a team member or team leader in a resuscitation event utilizing AHA guidelines and algorithms. Skills covering Mega Code Team Leader and BLS performance and a written test will be given. Must score at least 84%.

Contact Hours and CME Credit are offered.

Ballad Health is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

To learn more and sign up

For more information call (423) 431-7147 or email Robert.Morton@balladhealth.org

Classes & Programs

Cost: 
235.00

ACLS provider full class

  • If you need the book: $235
  • If you have the book: $190
  • EMS $50 Book / $10 card

ACLS renewal

  • If you need the book: $200
  • If you have the book: $160
  • EMS $50 Book / $10 card
Contact: 

(423) 431-7147

Sessions

Session Start Date Time Location Register
ACLS Provider (Oct 21 - Oct 22) MKT ST
( 2 part series )
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Friday, October 22, 2021
8:00AM - 4:30PM
8:00AM - 4:30PM
Limit 5 registrants

Register by phone:
(423) 431-7147
ACLS Renewal (Oct 25) West Park Professional Building Monday, October 25, 2021 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Limit 2 registrants

Register by phone:
(423) 431-7147
ACLS Provider (Nov 3 - Nov 4) West Park Professional Building
( 2 part series )
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Thursday, November 4, 2021
8:00AM - 4:30PM
8:00AM - 4:30PM
Limit 2 registrants

Register by phone:
(423) 431-7147
ACLS Provider (Nov 8 - Nov 9) BRMC
( 2 part series )
Monday, November 8, 2021
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
8:00AM - 4:30PM
8:00AM - 4:30PM
Limit 2 registrants

Register by phone:
(423) 431-7147
ACLS Provider (Nov 8 - Nov 9) MKT ST
( 2 part series )
Monday, November 8, 2021
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
8:00AM - 4:30PM
8:00AM - 4:30PM
Limit 5 registrants

Register by phone:
(423) 431-7147
ACLS Renewal (Nov 15) BRMC Monday, November 15, 2021 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Limit 2 registrants

Register by phone:
(423) 431-7147
ACLS Provider (Nov 18 - Nov 19) MKT ST
( 2 part series )
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Friday, November 19, 2021
8:00AM - 4:30PM
8:00AM - 4:30PM
Limit 5 registrants

Register by phone:
(423) 431-7147
ACLS Renewal (Nov 23) West Park Professional Building Tuesday, November 23, 2021 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Limit 2 registrants

Register by phone:
(423) 431-7147
ACLS Renewal (Nov 24) MKT ST Wednesday, November 24, 2021 8:00AM - 4:30PM
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(423) 431-7147
ACLS Renewal (Nov 30) West Park Professional Building Tuesday, November 30, 2021 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Limit 2 registrants

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(423) 431-7147
ACLS Provider (Dec 6 - Dec 7) MKT ST
( 2 part series )
Monday, December 6, 2021
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
8:00AM - 4:30PM
8:00AM - 4:30PM
Limit 5 registrants

Register by phone:
(423) 431-7147
ACLS Provider (Dec 8 - Dec 9) BRMC
( 2 part series )
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Thursday, December 9, 2021
8:00AM - 4:30PM
8:00AM - 4:30PM
Limit 2 registrants

Register by phone:
(423) 431-7147
ACLS Provider (Dec 9 - 10) West Park Professional Building
( 2 part series )
Thursday, December 9, 2021
Friday, December 10, 2021
8:00AM - 4:30PM
8:00AM - 4:30PM
Limit 2 registrants

Register by phone:
(423) 431-7147
ACLS Renewal Dec 16) BRMC Thursday, December 16, 2021 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Limit 2 registrants

Register by phone:
(423) 431-7147
ACLS Renewal (Dec 16) MKT ST Thursday, December 16, 2021 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Limit 5 registrants

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(423) 431-7147
ACLS Renewal (Dec 21) West Park Professional Building Tuesday, December 21, 2021 8:00AM - 4:30PM
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(423) 431-7147
ACLS Provider (Dec 22 - Dec 23) MKT ST Wednesday, December 22, 2021 8:00AM - 4:30PM
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(423) 431-7147
ACLS Renewal (Dec 27) MKT ST Monday, December 27, 2021 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Limit 5 registrants

Register by phone:
(423) 431-7147
ACLS Renewal (Dec 28) West Park Professional Building Tuesday, December 28, 2021 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Limit 2 registrants

Register by phone:
(423) 431-7147