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American Heart Association “Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support”

ACLS 2015 Sample Certification Ecard

ACLS 2015 Sample Certification Ecard

Course Audience

Are you an Emergency Department worker, e.g. MD or nurse.  Do you routinely work in the field as a paramedic or EMT doing CPR and need to use the ACLS techniques in conjunction with the BLS techniques?  This is the perfect class for these types of medical professionals!

“The ACLS Course is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, and paramedics, as well as others who need an ACLS course completion card for job or other requirements.” (Reference:  http://ahainstructornetwork.americanheart.org/idc/groups/heart-public/@wcm/@ecc/documents/downloadable/ucm_485199.pdf, accessed May 6, 2017)

Course Design & Highlights

“In the ACLS Course, cognitive and psychomotor skills will be learned through small-group teaching, case scenario practice on a manikin as Team Leader and team members (i.e., hands-on learning), and use of large- or small group short video presentations with Instructor-student interaction (i.e., engage students in discussion).The course is designed to give students the opportunity to practice and demonstrate proficiency in the following skills used in resuscitation:

• Systematic approach

• High-quality BLS

• Airway management

• Rhythm recognition

• Defibrillation

• Intravenous (IV)/intraosseous (IO) access (information only)

• Use of medications

• Cardioversion

• Transcutaneous pacing

• Team dynamics” (Reference:  http://ahainstructornetwork.americanheart.org/idc/groups/heart-public/@wcm/@ecc/documents/downloadable/ucm_485199.pdf, accessed May 6, 2017)

Class pre-requisites

The student is required to pass the pre-test prior starting the ACLS classroom-based course as well as have a current American Heart Association “BLS for Healthcare Providers” certification card.

“Providers who take ACLS Course must be proficient in the following:

• Performing high-quality BLS skills through the use of the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC

• Reading and interpreting electrocardiograms (ECGs)

• Understanding ACLS drugs

• Bag-mask ventilations”  (Reference:  http://ahainstructornetwork.americanheart.org/idc/groups/heart-public/@wcm/@ecc/documents/downloadable/ucm_485199.pdf, accessed May 6, 2017)

Value of the AHA ACLS Certification Class

*  AHA “ACLS Provider” certification card
*  The time of completing the class
*  Utilization of the BVM, AED, high-quality CPR and airway manikin(s), state-of-the-art computer simulation program for the Megacode testing/ practice, other hands-on materials as necessary
*  Confidence in performing the ACLS skills in conjuntion with the BLS adult skills
*  AHA ACLS student textbook  (textbook is not included if the student already has the book/ purchases this book on their own)

ACLS Course Format

  • Classroom full course (approximately 15 to 20 hours, depending on number of students in the class, number of breaks, speed/ flow of class, etc.)
  • Classroom update course (approximately 7 to 10 hours, depending on number of students in the class, number of breaks, speed/ flow of class, etc.) (Because of the strict rules of the American Heart Association, one cannot have an expired ACLS certification card in order to take the update course.)

Price of the Class

The initial course is $240, but it is only $195 if the student already has the textbook/ obtains the book on their own.  The ACLS renewal format is $160 if I include the book or $115 if you have the book.  You will also get $15 off per person if you sign-up for an ACLS class as a group (more than one person).

ACLS skills sessions are $80; Part 1 must be completed first from onlineaha.org prior to the skills session.  ACLS skills sessions are only offered to those needing to renew their certification.  If one has not taken ACLS recently, the full classroom version is required.


You can view pre-scheduled classes on the “Events” page & call 214-704-3891 to sign up for a class on the calender or to make a customized class time!

It is very highly recommended to sign-up as a group (more than one student) so that the class works more optimally.  This class will likely not be taught as frequently as other classes on texascprcourse.com in order to give multiple people a chance to sign up for the same class.  

Lifesaver CPR will travel to the client to teach the class (as long as the classroom logistics work), or the client can come to one of Lifesaver CPR’s classrooms in McKinney or Denton!  


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Lifesaver CPR strives for excellent customer service and hopes that you would refer others to learn from Lifesaver CPR in the future as a thank you for the great customer service you received. Your Lifesaver CPR instructor will strive to enhance your confidence in your CPR and first aid skills; this includes answering all of your questions and ensuring that you get the necessary hands-on practice.

American Heart Association Rules! "The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA." --AHA 2012 Program Administration Manuel

Note: As per the American Heart Association, all locations where CPR is taught have to be non-smoking locations.

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