ACLS Recertification - Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

Monday, April 23, 2018 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Class Code: 16EACLS111

The Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support recertification course is designed to teach providers the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate and manage the first 10 minutes of an adult VF/VT arrest. Students are expected to learn to manage 10 core ACLS cases: respiratory emergency, 4 types of cardiac arrest (simple VF/VT, complex VF/VT, PEA, and asystole), 4 types of prearrest emergencies (bradycardia, stable tachycardia, unstable tachycardia, and acute coronary syndromes), and stroke. This course is designed for emergency, intensive care, or critical care personnel; emergency medical providers such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists; and other professionals who may need to respond to a cardiovascular emergency. A two-year certification card will be issued upon successful completion of the course. Approximate length of recertification course is six (6) hours.

Classes are offered throughout the year. Please call for dates,times and course fee.

Certification: $220.00
Recertification: $150.00


Fees

CPR ACLS Book$37.00
Free Registration$0.00

Class Notes

Greetings.

ACLS starts at 8:00 am in Holland Hospital Conference Room A. No lunch break is scheduled. Class starts promptly at eight o'clock, please arrive a few minutes early to sign in.

Please carefully read this entire message for important precourse information.

Students should already have received a book and logged into the AHA website for pre-course study.

Significant pre-course study is required.

An ACLS manual must be requested from the CfGH for class.

The Precourse Self-Assessment Test must be completed with a passing score of 84%.

CEs are available.

BLS Recertification will be available after ACLS class.

The course content has significantly changed since you last attended class! The course is not more difficult, but less material is covered in class. The new ACLS format requires significant precourse study and AHA reports a higher student failure rate due to lack of student precourse preparation!

Choose one option to receive a book:
1. Pick one up at the Center for Good Health office at 175 S Waverly Rd, Suite A, Holland, MI
2. Call 616-394-3344 to request a book
3. email cfgh@hollandhospital.org
Make sure to tell us your department and interoffice mailbox number or your offsite office name and address.
Community Members may purchase or borrow a manual from Center for Good Health.
Manuals are also available for purchase for $37.00 if you would like one for personal use.

The course pretest and precourse study must be completed online at http://heart.org/eccstudent/ using course code 'acls15' to login. You will need the Adobe Flash Player 10 to view the AHA material and HH employees should call I.S. support at x3110 (394-3110) if the videos will not play on your computer. Please DO NOT print the online supplementary materials. You may retake the online pre-test multiple times, please arrive with a passing score (84% or higher).

If you took ACLS at Holland Hospital two years ago I do not need to see your cards. Otherwise, please bring to class a current BLS card and ACLS card for recertification.

Additional recommended reading is found on the heart.org website under Highlights of the 2016 Guidelines for CPR and ECC and American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Please DO NOT print the heart.org PDF documents. Note that some of the video content will be repeated in class.

Holland Hospital does not directly offer CEUs for it's BLS, ACLS or PALS programs. Several agencies (e.g. SoM, ANCC, CECBEMS) have pre-approved CEs for AHA classes. The State of Michigan will count any hours (hour for hour) from the PALS, ACLS and BLS toward a nursing license. The course card is proof of attendance and each attendee is expected to track actual hours spent in class by keeping the course agenda. For example, BLS recertification is two hours and ACLS recertification is six hours.

BLS Recertification is a completely separate class from ACLS and the American Heart Association has issued a memorandum forbidding training centers from giving out BLS cards for ACLS courses. We will be offering a BLS Recertification for ACLS students immediately following the Thursday ACLS class.

Please don't hesitate to ask questions by calling 616-394-3344 or email cfgh@hollandhospital.org. Back

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