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An IV Access program tailored to meet the needs of Dental Anesthesia Assistants. Program provides in depth coverage of anatomy, venipuncture technique, patient assessment, common risks, possible complications, and emergency care. During this course students will complete the 8 hours of didactic training and 10 intravenous insertions required by the Washington State Health Department on an IV manikin.

No certifications required.

PRICE:  $210.00 Per Person

Course Length - 8 Hours

This BLS for Healthcare Provider classroom course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

Audience: Healthcare providers such as EMS personnel, physician assistants, physicians, nurses, nursing students, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and others who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a BLS for Healthcare Provider Course.

Course length: Approximately 4 hours

Upon successful completion of written test and skills demonstration, students receive an American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers card, valid for two years.

Student materials required: AHA Basic Life Support Provider Manual (includes Pocket Reference Card) item #15-1010.  American Heart Association mandates that each student have access to the most current provider manual before, durring and after the course.  Please note: the exam at the completion of the course is open book.  If you do not have one already, you can order the student manual with the class.  Book price includes tax.

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ACLS Initial Provider (2 day) w/BLS Course will include two separate certifications, AHA ACLS Provider and AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider.

The Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

Features:

  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage Active participation
  • Instructor led hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

Audience:  ACLS is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.

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

  • Performing BLS CPR skills using the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC
  • Reading and interpreting ECGs
  • Understanding ACLS drugs
  • Performing the BLS Survey and the ACLS Survey
    • This course does not teach interpretation of ECG Rhythms or detailed ACLS Pharmacology.

Prerequisites and Preparation:  BEFORE THE COURSE, it is required to review and understand the information in your ACLS Provider Manual and successfully complete the self-assessment modules on the Student Website (www.heart.org/eccstudent) with a passing score of 70. You will need to enter in the password found in your Provider Manual on page ii. You will be required to turn in the scores from your completed self-assessment. More information can be found in your student manual.

**NEW from the AHA for 2015:  Completing the pre course self-assessment with a score of 70 or better is REQUIRED in order to attend any ACLS Course. Please print your final score and be ready to turn it in at sign in. Failure to complete the self-assessment will result in needing to reschedule. Fees will apply.

Course Length:  12 hours

Student Materials: 

  • ACLS Provider Manual; includes the ACLS Pocket Reference Card Set; Item# 15-1005 (Required)
  • Basic Life Support Provider Manual (includes Pocket Reference Card) item #15-1010 (Required) 
  • EKG/ECG 101 Study Guide (Recommended)
  • ECC Handbook; Item# 15-1000 (Recommended)

Certification:  Upon successful completion, students receive an American Heart Association BLS Provider Card and an ACLS Provider Card, both valid for two years.

Click here for AHA Course flyer.

ACLS Initial Provider (2 day) Course Description

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

Features:

  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage Active participation
  • Instructor led hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

Audience:  ACLS is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.

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

  • Performing BLS CPR skills using the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC
  • Reading and interpreting ECGs
  • Understanding ACLS drugs
  • Performing the BLS Survey and the ACLS Survey
    • This course does not teach interpretation of ECG Rhythms or detailed ACLS Pharmacology.

Prerequisites and Preparation:  BEFORE THE COURSE, it is required to review and understand the information in your ACLS Provider Manual and successfully complete the self-assessment modules on the Student Website (www.heart.org/eccstudent) with a passing score of 70. You will be required to turn in the scores from your completed self-assessment. More information can be found in your student manual.

**NEW from the AHA for 2015:  Completing the pre course self-assessment with a score of 70 or better is REQUIRED in order to attend any ACLS Course. Please print your final score and be ready to turn it in at sign in. Failure to complete the self-assessment will result in needing to reschedule. Fees will apply.

Course Length:  12 hours

Student Materials:

  • ACLS Provider Manual; includes the ACLS Pocket Reference Card Set; Item# 15-1005 (Required)
  • EKG/ECG 101 Study Guide (Recommended)
  • ECC Handbook; Item# 15-1000 (Recommended)

Certification:  Upon successful completion, students receive an American Heart Association ACLS Provider Card, valid for two years.

Click here for AHA Course flyer.

ACLS Provider Renewal w/BLS Course Description will include two separate certifications, AHA ACLS Provider and AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider. A current, non-expired AHA ACLS card is required to attend a renewal class.

The Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

Features:

  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage Active participation
  • Instructor led hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

Audience:  ACLS is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.

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

  • Performing BLS CPR skills using the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC
  • Reading and interpreting ECGs
  • Understanding ACLS drugs
  • Performing the BLS Survey and the ACLS Survey
    • This course does not teach interpretation of ECG Rhythms or detailed ACLS Pharmacology.

Prerequisites and Preparation:  Proof of renewal eligibility is REQUIRED.  You MUST have a current non expired AHA ACLS Provider card to register for this class.

BEFORE THE COURSE, it is required to review and understand the information in your ACLS Provider Manual and successfully complete the self-assessment modules on the Student Website (www.heart.org/eccstudent) with a passing score of 70. You will be required to turn in the scores from your completed self-assessment. More information can be found in your student manual.

**NEW from the AHA for 2015:  Completing the pre course self-assessment with a score of 70 or better is REQUIRED in order to attend any ACLS Course. Please print your final score and be ready to turn it in at sign in. Failure to complete the self-assessment will result in needing to reschedule. Fees will apply.

Course Length:  9 hours

Student Materials:

  • ACLS Provider Manual; includes the ACLS Pocket Reference Card Set; Item# 15-1005 (Required)
  • Basic Life Support Provider Manual (includes Pocket Reference Card) item #15-1010 (Required) 
  • EKG/ECG 101 Study Guide (Recommended)
  • ECC Handbook; Item# 15-1000 (Recommended)

Certification:  Upon successful completion, students receive an American Heart Association BLS Provider Card and an ACLS Provider Card, both valid for two years.

Click here for AHA Course flyer.

ACLS Provider Renewal Course Description – A current, non-expired AHA ACLS card is required to attend a renewal class.

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

Features:

  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage Active participation
  • Instructor led hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

Audience:  ACLS is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.

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

  • Performing BLS CPR skills using the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC
  • Reading and interpreting ECGs
  • Understanding ACLS drugs
  • Performing the BLS Survey and the ACLS Survey
    • This course does not teach interpretation of ECG Rhythms or detailed ACLS Pharmacology.

Prerequisites and Preparation:  Proof of renewal eligibility is REQUIRED.  You MUST have a current non expired AHA ACLS Provider card to register for this class.

BEFORE THE COURSE, it is required to review and understand the information in your ACLS Provider Manual and successfully complete the self-assessment modules on the Student Website (www.heart.org/eccstudent) with a passing score of 70. You will be required to turn in the scores from your completed self-assessment. More information can be found in your student manual.

**NEW from the AHA for 2015:  Completing the pre course self-assessment with a score of 70 or better is REQUIRED in order to attend any ACLS Course. Please print your final score and be ready to turn it in at sign in. Failure to complete the self-assessment will result in needing to reschedule. Fees will apply.

Course Length:  6 hours

Student Materials:

  • ACLS Provider Manual; includes the ACLS Pocket Reference Card Set; Item# 15-1005 (Required)
  • ECC Handbook; Item# 15-1000 (Recommended)
  • EKG/ECG 101 Study Guide (Recommended)

Certification:  Upon successful completion, students receive an American Heart Association ACLS Provider Card, valid for two years.

Click here for AHA Course flyer.

Starting from the very basic anatomy and function of the Cardiac system and building from there, participants are taught a solid foundation for basic rhythm interpretation and understanding. This class will include recognizing  and consideration of providing initial treatments of lethal rhythm. This class is perfect for students, EMTs, or any healthcare provider who needs a refresher of the basics, or is just getting into rhythm interpretation. Great for those who anticipate taking ACLS or PALS.

This American Heart Association’s PALS Course is an Instructor-led, classroom-based course that enhances healthcare providers’ skills in the treatment of pediatric arrest and periarrest patients. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. The course uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to teach and reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics.

Audience: The PALS Course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. These include personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units, such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others who need a PALS course completion card for job or other requirements.

Prerequisites: Before taking PALS, students should have a mastery of infant and child BLS skills. They should also be able to recognize various heart rhythms, be familiar with different types of airway management tools and their use and have knowledge of the drugs commonly used to treat cardiovascular irregularities. 

To help students adequately prepare for the PALS Course, the AHA highly recommends that each student complete the online PALS Precourse Self-Assessment, available through the AHA Student Website (www.heart.org/eccstudent). To access the AHA Student Website, students and Instructors will need an access code, which is included on page ii of each PALS Provider Manual and PALS Instructor Manual.

Course length: Approximately 14 hours. Upon successful completion, students receive an American Heart Association PALS Provider card, valid for two years.

Student materials required: PALS Provider Manual (90-1052) with Pocket Reference Card.  Book price includes tax.

Click here for more information.

**Current, non-expired card required to attend class**

The American Heart Association’s PALS Course is an Instructor-led, classroom-based course that enhances healthcare providers’ skills in the treatment of pediatric arrest and periarrest patients. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. The course uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to teach and reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics.

Audience: The PALS Course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. These include personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units, such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others who need a PALS course completion card for job or other requirements.

Prequisites:  Students taking this renewal course must present a current PALS completion card to attend this class.  Also, before taking PALS, students should have a mastery of infant and child BLS skills. They should also be able to recognize various heart rhythms, be familiar with different types of airway management tools and their use and have knowledge of the drugs commonly used to treat cardiovascular irregularities. Please bring your current Provider Card to class to document renewal eligibility.

To help students adequately prepare for the PALS Course, the AHA highly recommends that each student complete the online PALS Precourse Self-Assessment, available through the AHA Student Website (www.heart.org/eccstudent). To access the AHA Student Website, students and Instructors will need an access code, which is included on page ii of each PALS Provider Manual and PALS Instructor Manual.

Course length: Approximately 8 hours

Upon successful completion of this course, students receive an American Heart Association PALS Provider card, valid for two years.

Student materials required: PALS Provider Manual (90-1052) with Pocket Reference Card.  Book price includes tax.

Click here for more information.

Heartsaver® First Aid is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies.

This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid to meet job, regulatory or other requirements. This is NOT a Healthcare Provider Course. 

This course will cover: 

  • Key changes reflecting the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • First aid basics
  • Medical emergencies
  • Injury emergencies
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Optional written test 

Upon completion of this course, students receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid Course Completion Card that is valid for two years.

NOTE: The AHA requires that ALL students attending this class must have with them the most current Heartsaver First Aid Student Workbook. If you already have your own current student manual, please make sure to bring that with you. If you don’t have the manual you can purchase one below or call us at 855-448-3277 to order one in advance and we will either mail it to you or you can pick it up before or on the day of class. 

Heartsaver®  CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult CPR and AED use, as well as how to relieve choking on an adult.  This course teaches skills with AHA’s research-proven Practice-While-Watching (PWW) technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback and guide the students’ learning of skills.

This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR andAED use to meet job, regulatory or other requirements. This is NOT a Healthcare Provider Course and does not meet nursing school requirements. 

This course will include:

  • Key changes reflecting the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Adult CPR and AED use
  • Optional modules in child CPR and AED use and infant CPR, including child and infant choking
  • Optional written test

Upon completion of this course, students receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED Course Completion Card that is valid for two years.

NOTE: The AHA requires that ALL students attending this class must have with them the most current Heartsaver CPR/AED Student Workbook. If you already have your own current student manual, please make sure to bring that with you. If you don’t have the manual you can purchase one below or call us at 855-448-3277 to order one in advance and we will either mail it to you or you can pick it up before or on the day of class. 

 

 

Heartsaver®  First Aid CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives.  Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies.  This course also teaches adult CPR and AED use.

This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid, CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory or other requirements. This is NOT a Healthcare Provider Course and does not meet nursing school requirements. 

This course will cover: 

  • Key changes reflecting the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • First aid basics
  • Medical emergencies
  • Injury emergencies
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Adult CPR and AED use
  • Optional modules in child CPR and AED use and infant CPR
  • Optional written test

Upon completion of this course, students receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED Course Completion Card that is valid for two years.

NOTE: The AHA requires that ALL students attending this class must have with them the most current Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED Student Workbook. If you already have your own current student manual, please make sure to bring that with you. If you don’t have the manual you can purchase one below or call us at 855-448-3277 to order one in advance and we will either mail it to you or you can pick it up before or on the day of class. 

American Safety & Health Institute's Bloodborne Pathogens program includes information that will help students understand what bloodborne pathogens are and how risks of exposure can be reduced for themselves and others. The program assists in satisfying the training requirements of the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

Intended Audience:  Any individual or employee who has a reasonable anticipation of contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials as a result of performing designated job duties.

ASHI-approved student materials:  Student handbook. A hardcopy will be provided for class use. Digital format will be provided for out of class use.  

Successful completion (certification):  Upon successful completion of all course requirements and performance evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion which is valid for 12 months from class completion date. 

Recommended time to complete:  Approximately 2 hours

Course Topics:  

  • What are Bloodborne Pathogens?
  • How Infection Occurs
  • Specific Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Transmitting Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Your Employer's Exposure Control Plan
  • Recognizing the Potential for Exposure
  • Using Personal Protective Equipment
  • Hepatitis B Immunization
  • If an Exposure Occurs
  • Housekeeping
  • Communicating a hazard in the workplace

 

 

The parts 2 and 3 (practice and testing) are also changing.  Parts 2 and 3 are required to receive an AHA BLS card.  The new format will include more hand on practice time and review before the skills test.  Total run time for parts 2 and 3 will be about 2 hours.  There will be no more walk in hours for BLS skills.

**BLS KEY IS NON-REFUNDABLE

Students will learn single-rescuer and team basic life support for adults, children and infants through 5 interactive exercises, scenarios and a written test. Navigation controls allow students to move easily through content as they learn how to recognize life-threatening emergencies, provide high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilation and provide early use of an AED. Course also teaches relief of choking.

The American Heart Association’s Basic Life Support Online Part 1 Course, web-based and accessible 24 hours a day, provides a flexible alternative to classroom training. Through case-based scenarios, interactive activities and videos, this course teaches the concepts of both single-rescuer and team basic life support.

 This course may be used for initial or renewal BLS for Healthcare Providers Course completion.

 1-2 hour part 1 online course, 2 hour parts 2 and 3 (hands on skills practice and testing) - Aprox. the same length as the conventional classroom course.

Part 1 must be paired with a hands-on skills practice and testing session (Parts 2 and 3) with an AHA BLS Instructor. Students who successfully complete Part 1 receive a certificate that allows them entrance to a skills practice and testing session. You have 60 days from your completion date of the online course to successfully complete parts 2 and 3. An AHA BLS course completion card will be issued upon successful completion of all three parts. 

Students have access to all information in the course for 2 years after activation of course key. Including the BLS Student Manual, downloadable algorithms, summary of steps of CPR, the BLS pocket reference card and more!

Parts 2 and 3 are ONLY offered at our Mount Vernon and Fife offices. A Skills Session with an Instructor is required to receive your BLS Card.  

 

BLS Key Code is NON-REFUNDABLE - SKILLS (Parts 2 and 3) are NOT included.

This course from the American Heart Association has been updated to reflect new science based on the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC.

HeartCode BLS uses a variety of eLearning assets such as dramatizations, eSimulations, animations, self-directed learning, and interactive activities to teach students BLS knowledge and skills.

After completing the online portion, students attend a structured BLS Hands-On Session with an AHA Instructor. This session focuses on meaningful skills practice, debriefing, team scenarios, discussions of local protocols, and skills testing. Where available, students may also complete the hands-on session with a voice-assisted manikin (VAM).

HeartCode BLS is for healthcare professionals seeking an alternative method for completing an initial or renewal BLS Course.

Features

  • Updated science and education reflecting the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC
  • Includes in-facility and prehospital tracks; student chooses his/her track before starting the HeartCode BLS Online Portion
  • Enhanced learning experience through eSimulations, life-like animations, video scenarios, and knowledge checks

This course has been tested on Windows XP and Mac OSX, with Internet Explorer 7+ or Firefox 2+. HeartCode programs are not supported by Apple Safari.

Skills session sold separately.

The parts 2 and 3 (practice and testing) are also changing.  Parts 2 and 3 are required to receive an AHA BLS card.  The new format will include more hands on practice time and review before the skills test.  Total run time for parts 2 and 3 will be about 2 hours.  There will be no more walk in hours for BLS skills.

A BLS Skills Check (parts 2 and 3) is the follow-up process to completing the American Heart Association's online BLS Healthcare Provider Course.  

Part 1 must be paired with a hands-on skills practice and testing session (Parts 2 and 3) with an AHA BLS Instructor. Students who successfully complete Part 1 receive a certificate that allows them entrance to a skills practice and testing session. You have 60 days from your completion date of the online course to successfully complete parts 2 and 3. An AHA BLS course completion card will be issued upon successful completion of all three parts. 

Parts 2 and 3 are ONLY offered at our Mount Vernon and Fife offices. Please call the office at 360-416-8239 or 855-Give-CPR for details. 

The card & tax is included in the price of the skills check.  This course is for the hands on portion (parts 2 and 3) ONLY. The online course (part 1) is NOT included.

A Skills Session with an Instructor is required to receive your BLS for Healthcare Provider Card.  

 

**MUST HAVE A CURRENT ACLS CARD - RENEWALS ONLY**

ACLS Key is NON-REFUNDABLE

This course from the American Heart Association has been updated to reflect new science based on the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC.

HeartCode® ACLS is an official, self-directed, comprehensive eLearning program from the American Heart Association (AHA). HeartCode® ACLS Part 1 uses eSimulation technology to present realistic patient scenarios. Students are presented with a team dynamics lesson, 10 ACLS hospital-based case scenarios, and a written exam. While interacting with the program, students assess each patient, formulate a treatment plan based on ACLS guidelines, and provide treatment. Successful completion of Part 1, the cognitive component, and Parts 2 and 3, skills practice and testing with an AHA ACLS Instructor or a voice-assisted manikin (VAM) system, meets the requirements for obtaining an AHA ACLS Provider course completion card.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize and initiate early management of periarrest conditions that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome
  • Demonstrate proficiency in providing BLS care, including prioritizing chest compressions and integrating automated external defibrillator (AED) use
  • Recognize and manage respiratory arrest
  • Recognize and manage cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including immediate post–cardiac arrest care
  • Recognize and initiate early management of acute coronary syndromes, including appropriate disposition
  • Recognize and initiate early management of stroke, including appropriate disposition
  • Demonstrate effective communication as a member or leader of a resuscitation team and recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance

This continuing education activity is certified for physicians (ACCME/AMA), nurses (ANCC), pharmacists (ACPE), and EMS Practitioners (CECBEMS).

The American Heart Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 9.75 AMA
PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the
extent of their participation in the activity.
This course has been tested on Windows XP and Mac OSX, with Internet Explorer 7+ or Firefox 2+. HeartCode programs are not supported by Apple Safari.
A Skills Session with an Instructor is required to receive your ACLS Provider Card.  
 

 

**MUST HAVE A CURRENT ACLS CARD - RENEWALS ONLY**

ACLS Key Code is NON-REFUNDABLE - SKILLS (Parts 2 and 3) are NOT included.

This course from the American Heart Association has been updated to reflect new science based on the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC.

HeartCode® ACLS is an official, self-directed, comprehensive eLearning program from the American Heart Association (AHA). HeartCode® ACLS Part 1 uses eSimulation technology to present realistic patient scenarios. Students are presented with a team dynamics lesson, 10 ACLS hospital-based case scenarios, and a written exam. While interacting with the program, students assess each patient, formulate a treatment plan based on ACLS guidelines, and provide treatment. Successful completion of Part 1, the cognitive component, and Parts 2 and 3, skills practice and testing with an AHA ACLS Instructor or a voice-assisted manikin (VAM) system, meets the requirements for obtaining an AHA ACLS Provider course completion card.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize and initiate early management of periarrest conditions that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome
  • Demonstrate proficiency in providing BLS care, including prioritizing chest compressions and integrating automated external defibrillator (AED) use
  • Recognize and manage respiratory arrest
  • Recognize and manage cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including immediate post–cardiac arrest care
  • Recognize and initiate early management of acute coronary syndromes, including appropriate disposition
  • Recognize and initiate early management of stroke, including appropriate disposition
  • Demonstrate effective communication as a member or leader of a resuscitation team and recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance

This continuing education activity is certified for physicians (ACCME/AMA), nurses (ANCC), pharmacists (ACPE), and EMS Practitioners (CECBEMS).

The American Heart Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 9.75 AMA
PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the
extent of their participation in the activity.

This course has been tested on Windows XP and Mac OSX, with Internet Explorer 7+ or Firefox 2+. HeartCode programs are not supported by Apple Safari.

Skills session sold separately.

 **MUST HAVE A CURRENT ACLS CARD - RENEWALS ONLY**

An alternative to traditional, classroom-based ACLS training, HeartCode™ ACLS is a self-directed, comprehensive eLearning program from the American Heart Association. The full course combines an interactive, cognitive portion completed online, with CPR skills training. It includes interactive patient cases that test the user’s ability to apply the ACLS algorithms to effect treatment. Users first complete the online program and then practice and test their skills with a certified AHA ACLS Instructor. This item is only for the skills practice and test portion of this offering.  You first need to take the HeartCode ACLS online course prior to taking this part of the course.  

This course is accepted for initial and renewal ACLS course completions. HeartCode® ACLS is the official, self-directed, comprehensive eLearning program from the American Heart Association (AHA). HeartCode® ACLS Part 1 uses eSimulation technology to present realistic patient scenarios using the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.

Students can earn or renew their provider card in three easy steps!

1. Complete the cognitive computer-based portion

2. Complete skills practice and a skills test with a certified AHA ACLS Instructor

3. Receive an official AHA ACLS Provider card

This course is accepted for initial and renewal ACLS course completions. HeartCode® ACLS is the official, self-directed, comprehensive eLearning program from the American Heart Association (AHA). HeartCode® ACLS Part 1 uses eSimulation technology to present realistic patient scenarios using the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.

 **Price includes tax

A Skills Session with an Instructor is required to receive your ACLS Provider Card.  

**MUST HAVE A CURRENT PALS CARD - RENEWALS ONLY**

PALS Key is NON-REFUNDABLE

Updated to reflect science in the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC, HeartCode® PALS Part 1 is a web-based, self-directed program that teaches healthcare providers knowledge and skills needed to recognize and prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children. Using eSimulation technology, students assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings where they can apply their knowledge to real-time decision-making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning about pediatric advanced life support.

After completing HeartCode PALS Part 1, students must successfully complete a hands-on skills practice and testing session (parts 2 and 3) with an AHA PALS Instructor. Students will receive an AHA PALS course completion card, valid for two years, upon successful completion of all three parts.  

This course has been tested on Windows XP and Mac OSX, with Internet Explorer 8+ or Firefox 2+. Please do not use the Internet Explorer 10 browser with this course. HeartCode programs are not supported by Apple Safari.

 
This course has been tested on Windows XP and Mac OSX, with Internet Explorer 7+ or Firefox 2+. HeartCode programs are not supported by Apple Safari.
A Skills Session with an Instructor is required to receive your PALS Provider Card.  
 

**MUST HAVE A CURRENT PALS CARD - RENEWALS ONLY**

After completing HeartCode PALS Part 1, students must successfully complete a hands-on skills practice and testing session (parts 2 and 3) with an AHA PALS Instructor. Students will receive an AHA PALS course completion card, valid for two years, upon successful completion of all three parts.This course is AHA accredited and you will receive the same Course Completion Card after completing your skills as you would from taking a traditional class.

PALS Heartcode Part 1 is NOT included in the purchase of this skills session. Must purchase and complete Part 1 on your own. Go to the onlineAHA website (www.onlineaha.org) to register for this course.

**Price inlcudes tax

A Skills Session with an Instructor is required to receive your PALS Provider Card.  

**Heartsaver KEY IS NON-REFUNDABLE

Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED Online Part 1 is a Web-based, self-directed course. The course teaches students critical skills and knowledge needed to respond to and manage a first aid or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Content includes how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies, as well as perform CPR and use an AED.

This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid,CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory or other requirements.

1-2 hour online course
 
Part 1 must be paired with a hands-on skills practice and testing session (Parts 2 and 3) with an AHA Heartsaver/BLS Instructor. Students who successfully complete Part 1 receive a certificate that allows them entrance to a skills practice and testing session. An AHA Heartsavers First Aid CPR/AED course completion card will be issued upon successful completion of all three parts.
 
Students have access to all information in the course for 2 years after activation of course key. Including the Student Manual,  summary of steps of CPR, the pocket reference card and more!
 

A Skills Session with an Instructor is required to receive your Heartsaver First Aid CPR Card.  Our skills sessions are by appointment only at our Mount Vernon, Office.

 

Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED Skills Check

The Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED Skills Check is the opportunity to practice (Part 2) and have your skills tested (Part 3). This is the follow-up process to completing the American Heart Association's online Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED Course (Part 1), and is certified by an AHA BLS Instructor.

To purchase the online course (Part 1), please visit www.onlineaha.org, click on “all courses”, then, under “Workplace Training”, select your preferred course.  Students who successfully complete the online course receive a certificate that allows them entrance to the practice and skills check. 

*Please be aware that the printed completion certificate, from the online course, is required to proceed to the practice and skills check. Also, please be ready to prove your knowledge and skills, as no remediation will be provided while performing the skills check.

Upon successful completion of all (Parts 1, 2, & 3), you will be issued a AHA Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED course completion card.  

Our skills sessions are by appointment only at our Mount Vernon, Office.

 

**Heartsaver KEY IS NON-REFUNDABLE

Heartsaver® First Aid Online Part 1 is a Web-based, self-directed program. This program teaches students critical skills and knowledge needed to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Content includes how to help a victim with bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies.  Course will include:

  • Key changes reflecting the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • First aid basics
  • Medical emergencies (includes adult choking)
  • Injury emergencies
  • Environmental emergencies

This program is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid for a job, regulatory or other requirement and is seeking an alternative to classroom-based training.

1-2 hour online course

 
Part 1 must be paired with a hands-on skills practice and testing session (Parts 2 and 3) with an AHA Heartsaver/BLS Instructor. Students who successfully complete Part 1 receive a certificate that allows them entrance to a skills practice and testing session. An AHA Heartsavers First Aid course completion card will be issued upon successful completion of all three parts.
 
Students have access to all information in the course for 2 years after activation of course key. Including the Student Manual,  the pocket reference card and more!
 

A Skills Session with an Instructor is required to receive your Heartsaver First Aid Card.  Our skills sessions are by appointment only at our Mount Vernon, Office.

 

Heartsaver First Aid Skills Check

The Heartsaver First Aid Skills Check is the opportunity to practice (Part 2) and have your skills tested (Part 3). This is the follow-up process to completing the American Heart Association's online Heartsaver First Aid Course (Part 1), and is certified by an AHA BLS Instructor.

To purchase the online course (Part 1), please visit www.onlineaha.org, click on “all courses”, then, under “Workplace Training”, select your preferred course.  Students who successfully complete the online course receive a certificate that allows them entrance to the practice and skills check. 

*Please be aware that the printed completion certificate, from the online course, is required to proceed to the practice and skills check. Also, please be ready to prove your knowledge and skills, as no remediation will be provided while performing the skills check.

Upon successful completion of all (Parts 1, 2, & 3), you will be issued an AHA Heartsaver First Aid course completion card. 

Our skills sessions are by appointment only at our Mount Vernon, Office.

 

**Heartsaver KEY IS NON-REFUNDABLE

Heartsaver® CPR AED Online Part 1 is a Web-based, self-directed program. The program teaches students critical skills and knowledge needed to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Content includes how to perform CPR and use an AED.

This program is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR AED for a job, regulatory or other requirement and is seeking an alternative to classroom-based training.

1-2 hour online course
 
Part 1 must be paired with a hands-on skills practice and testing session (Parts 2 and 3) with an AHA Heartsaver/BLS Instructor. Students who successfully complete Part 1 receive a certificate that allows them entrance to a skills practice and testing session. An AHA Heartsavers CPR/AED course completion card will be issued upon successful completion of all three parts.
 
Students have access to all information in the course for 2 years after activation of course key. Including the Student Manual,  summary of steps of CPR, the pocket reference card and more!
 

A Skills Session with an Instructor is required to receive your Heartsaver CPR/AED Card.  Our skills sessions are by appointment only at our Mount Vernon, Office.

 

Heartsaver CPR AED Skills Check

The Heartsaver CPR AED Skills Check is the opportunity to practice (Part 2) and have your skills tested (Part 3). This is the follow-up process to completing the American Heart Association's online Heartsaver CPR/AED Course (Part 1), and is certified by an AHA BLS Instructor.

To purchase the online course (Part 1), please visit www.onlineaha.org, click on “all courses”, then, under “Workplace Training”, select your preferred course.  Students who successfully complete the online course receive a certificate that allows them entrance to the practice and skills check. 

*Please be aware that the printed completion certificate, from the online course, is required to proceed to the practice and skills check. Also, please be ready to prove your knowledge and skills, as no remediation will be provided while performing the skills check.

Upon successful completion of all (Parts 1, 2, & 3), you will be issued an AHA Heartsaver CPR AED course completion card.  Our skills sessions are by appointment only at our Mount Vernon, Office.

 

Course Overview

The AHA Instructor Course teaches the methods needed to effectively instruct others in the Heartsaver and/or Healthcare Provider resuscitation courses. The American Heart Association requires that Instructors be at least 16 years of age for the Heartsaver and BLS Instructor courses. A BLS Instructor will be qualified to teach the BLS for Healthcare Provider Course as well as the Heartsaver Course for the lay person. If you would ike to become a Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED Instructor ONLY, please contact the Training Center for further details prior to signing up.

A BLS Instructor Course is approximately 9 hours. The course consists of BLS Instructor Essentials (3 hours of individual on-line pre-course work), and an additional 6 hours of classroom training and practice.

Ideal Instructor Candidate Qualities

  • A strong desire to teach
  • Ability to facilitate learning and ensure students acquire the skills necessary for successful course completion
  • Views student assessment as a way to improve individual knowledge and skills
  • Excellent BLS performance & problem-solving skills
  • Ability to follow directions & follow through with tasks
  • Ability to communicate effectively in front of a group

 Mandatory Course Prerequisites

1.  Possess a current AHA Healthcare Provider card with the 2015 guidelines.

 2.  Complete an Instructor Candidate Application.

 3.  Designate a Training Center by registering at ahainstructornetwork.org.

 4.  Obtain a Letter of Recommendation.

 5.  Successfully complete the BLS Instructor Essentials* online course (included in the cost of the course), and print the course completion certificate.

 6.  Possess a current edition of the AHA Provider and Instructor Manual and DVD, for the discipline desired to teach, (AHA Provider Manuals and DVDs ARE NOT included in the cost of the course. You may order the manual from LifeTek.)

7.  Please E-Mail the following items, one week prior to your scheduled instructor course, to learn@lifetekinc.com, or mail to: LifeTek, Inc., 1100 Rooevelt Ave, Suite B, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

a)     Copy of your current Healthcare Provider card (front & back)

b)     Completed instructor candidate application

c)     BLS Instructor Essentials completion certificate

d)     Letter of recommendation to LifeTek, Inc. Training Center

Monitoring and Mentoring:  Each instructor candidate is required to be monitored teaching a BLS class in full to complete the Instructor course requirements.  A LifeTek TCF will monitor the class.  It is the instructor candidate’s responsibility to coordinate their monitored class.  LifeTek will not issue an Instructor card until a satisfactory monitoring has been done. 

This monitoring is required for existing AHA BLS instructors needing to renew their status for an additional two years. If we do not already have proof of your current BLS Instructor status, you will need to provide us with a copy of your card. If you are a current TCF, please remember to select the "TCF Renewal" add on option below.  ONLY available at our Mount Vernon Monitorings Courses.  Your TCF status will not be renewed without it.

There is no grace period for instructors that have let their certifications lapse. If you are expired, you are required to re-take the initial instructor course.

To renew, instructors need to complete the following as required by the AHA:

  • Maintain current provider status as evidenced by a current provider card or demonstration of acceptable provider skills and successful completion of the provider written examination. During the Instructor Renewal Monitoring you will be required to complete the written provider exam for all Basic Life Support Courses and deminstrate your skills.  A new provider card may be issued upon request of the renewing instructor but is not required by the AHA.
  • Earn 4 credits by doing any combination of the following:
    • Teach a minimum of 4 classroom provider courses or provider updates or renewals in 2 years for the discipline in which the instructor is renewing.
    • Conduct skills practice and testing sessions for eLearning courses. Each day of skills practice and testing sessions counts as 1 of the required 4 courses; all 4 credits can be earned this way.
    • *** Verification credits will need to be turned into the office prior to class. To do so please submit all past rosters through www.enrollware.com.
  • Attend updates as required within the previous 2 years. Updates may address new course content or methodology and review TC, regional, and national ECC information.
  • Be monitored while teaching before instructor status expiration. The first monitoring after the initial instructor course does not satisfy this requirement. You will be monitored team teaching an AHA BLS Course on the date you selected. Make sure you have all your teaching materials and are ready to teach ANY portion of the BLS Course. Please be sure you are appropriately attired to be teaching/monitored.

ALL Instructors and Instructor Candidates are required to bring their instructor manuals and DVD to the Instructor Monitoring for each discipline taught (Heartsavers and/or BLS) and be prepared to teach from them. If you do NOT currently have them, please make sure you purchase them prior to class and bring them with you. This is NOT included in the cost of the course.  Instructor materials may be purchased from LifeTek. 

 

Course Overview: The AHA Heartsaver Instructor Course teaches the methods needed to effectively instruct others in the Heartsaver  resuscitation courses. The American Heart Association requires that Instructors be at least 16 years of age for the Heartsaver courses. You will be qualified to teach the Heartsaver Course for the lay person.

A Heartsaver Instructor Course is approximately 9 hours. The course consists of the Heartsaver Instructor Essentials, (3 hours of individual on-line pre-course work), and an additional 6 hours of classroom training and practice.

The Ideal Instructor Candidate Possesses the Following Qualities:

  • A strong desire to teach
  • Ability to facilitate learning and ensure students acquire the skills necessary for successful course completion
  • Views student assessment as a way to improve individual knowledge and skills
  • Excellent BLS performance & problem-solving skills
  • Ability to follow directions & follow through with tasks
  • Ability to communicate effectively in front of a group

 

Mandatory Course Prerequisites  

1.  Possess a current AHA Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED Provider card with the 2015 guidelines (Red Cross will not be   accepted)

2.  Complete an Instructor Candidate Application.

3.  Designate a Training Center by registering at www.ahainstructornetwork.org.

4.  Obtain a Letter of Recommendation.

5.  Successfully complete the Heartsaver Instructor Essentials online course, and print the course completion certificate.

* The Instructor Essentials online course is included in the cost of the course.

6.  Possess a current edition of the AHA Hearsaver Instructor Manual, Student Manual, and DVD.

* AHA Provider Manuals ARE NOT included in the cost of the course. You may order the manual from LifeTek.

7.  Please E-Mail the following items, prior to your scheduled instructor course, to learn@lifetekinc.com, or mail to: LifeTek, Inc., 1100 Rooevelt Ave, Suite B, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

a)     Copy of your current Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED Provider card (front & back)

b)     Completed instructor candidate application

c)     Heartsaver Instructor Essentials completion certificate

d)     Letter of recommendation to LifeTek, Inc. Training Center

Monitoring and Mentoring:  Each instructor candidate is required to be monitored teaching a Heartsaver CPR/AED class in full to complete the Instructor course requirements.  A LifeTek TCF will monitor the class.  It is the instructor candidate’s responsibility to coordinate their monitored class.  LifeTek will not issue an Instructor card until a satisfactory monitoring has been done. 

This course is required for existing AHA Heartsaver instructors needing to renew their status for an additional two years. If we do not already have proof of your current Heartsaver Instructor status, you will need to provide us with a copy of your card.

There is no grace period for instructors that have let their certifications lapse. If you are expired, you are required to re-take the initial instructor course.

To renew, instructors need to complete the following as required by the AHA:

  • Maintain current provider status as evidenced by a current provider card or demonstration of acceptable provider skills and successful completion of the provider written examination. During the Instructor Renewal Course you will be required to complete the written provider exam and deminstrate your skills.  A new provider card may be issued upon request of the renewing instructor but is not required by the AHA.
  • Earn 4 credits by doing any combination of the following:
    • Teach a minimum of 4 classroom provider courses or provider updates or renewals in 2 years for the discipline in which the instructor is renewing.
    • Conduct skills practice and testing sessions for eLearning courses. Each day of skills practice and testing sessions counts as 1 of the required 4 courses; all 4 credits can be earned this way.
    • *** Verification credits will need to be turned into the office prior to class. To do so please submit all past rosters through www.enrollware.com.
  • Attend updates as required within the previous 2 years. Updates may address new course content or methodology and review TC, regional, and national ECC information.
  • Be monitored while teaching before instructor status expiration. The first monitoring after the initial instructor course does not satisfy this requirement. There is a 4 hour Heartsaver CPR/AED class during the Instructor Renewal where you will have the opportunity to teach and have your monitoring completed. If you choose not to be monitored during the course, a LifeTek TCF can come to your location for $195 plus mileage for up to two instructors.  

ALL Instructors and Instructor Candidates are required to bring their instructor manuals and DVD to the Instructor course for each discipline taught and be prepared to teach from them. If you do NOT currently have them, please make sure you purchase them prior to class and bring them with you. This is NOT included in the cost of the course.  Instructor materials may be purchased from LifeTek. 

 

Course Overview: The AHA ACLS Instructor Course teaches the methods needed to effectively instruct others in resuscitation courses.  

The ACLS Instructor Course is approximately 16 hours.  The course consists of 8 hours of individual on-line study and an additional 8 hours of classroom training and practice. The ACLS Essentials component must be completed and a Certificate of Successful Completion printed out before taking the classroom portion.

Who Should Attend: The Ideal instructor candidate is motivated to teach, facilitate learning and ensure students acquire the skills necessary for successful course completion. The ideal instructor candidate views student assessment as a way to improve individual knowledge and skills.

The ideal instructor can be identified as someone who has:

  • A strong desire to teach
  • Excellent BLS performance & problem-solving skills
  • The ability to follow direction & follow through with tasks
  • The ability to communicate effectively in front of a group.

Instructor Candidate Prerequisites: All participants in an instructor course must:

  1. Hold a current AHA ACLS Provider card
  2. Complete an Instructor Candidate Application
  3. Submit a Letter of Recommendation
  4. Align with an AHA Training Center by signing up on the AHA Instructor Network www.ahainstructornetwork.org 
  5. Successfully completed the AHA ACLS Essentials Online course (the online course is not lincluded in the initial price)

**We do not provide course manuals. You may order the manuals from LifeTek or from one of our 3 vendors indicated in your confirmation email.

 You are required to send a copy of your current ACLS Provider card (front & back), completed instructor candidate application, and letter of recommendation to our Training Center prior to attending the course.

Please call our office to arrange a time to speak to one of our staff so they can help you determine if this course is right for you.

  

This course is required for existing AHA ACLS instructors needing to renew their status for an additional two years. If we do not already have proof of your current ACLS Instructor status, you will need to provide us with a copy of your card.

There is no grace period for instructors that have let their certifications lapse. If you are expired, you are required to re-take the initial instructor course.

To renew, instructors need to complete the following as required by the AHA:

  • Maintain current provider status as evidenced by a current provider card or demonstration of acceptable provider skills and successful completion of the provider written examination. During the Instructor Renewal Course you will be required to complete the written provider exam and demonstrate your skills.  A new provider card may be issued upon request of the renewing instructor but is not required by the AHA.
  • Earn 4 credits by doing any combination of the following:
    • Teach a minimum of 4 classroom provider courses or provider updates or renewals in 2 years for the discipline in which the instructor is renewing.
    • Conduct skills practice and testing sessions for eLearning courses. Each day of skills practice and testing sessions counts as 1 of the required 4 courses; all 4 credits can be earned this way.
    • *** Verification credits will need to be turned into the office prior to class. To do so please submit all past rosters through www.enrollware.com.
  • Attend updates as required within the previous 2 years. Updates may address new course content or methodology and review TC, regional, and national ECC information.
  • Be monitored while teaching before instructor status expiration. The first monitoring after the initial instructor course does not satisfy this requirement. You will have the opportunity to teach and have your monitoring completed. If you choose not to be monitored during the course, a LifeTek TCF can come to your location for $195 plus mileage for up to two instructors.  

ALL Instructors and Instructor Candidates are required to bring their instructor manuals and DVD to the Instructor course for each discipline taught and be prepared to teach from them. If you do NOT currently have them, please make sure you purchase them prior to class and bring them with you. This is NOT included in the cost of the course.  Instructor materials may be purchased from LifeTek. 

 

Course Overview: The AHA PALS Instructor Course teaches the methods needed to effectively instruct others in resuscitation courses.  

The PALS Instructor Course is approximately 16 hours.  The course consists of 8 hours of individual on-line study and an additional 8 hours of classroom training and practice. The PALS Essentials component must be completed and a Certificate of Successful Completion printed out before taking the classroom portion.

Who Should Attend: The Ideal instructor candidate is motivated to teach, facilitate learning and ensure students acquire the skills necessary for successful course completion. The ideal instructor candidate views student assessment as a way to improve individual knowledge and skills.

The ideal instructor can be identified as someone who has:

  • A strong desire to teach
  • Excellent BLS performance & problem-solving skills
  • The ability to follow direction & follow through with tasks
  • The ability to communicate effectively in front of a group.

Instructor Candidate Prerequisites: All participants in an instructor course must:

  1. Hold a current AHA PALS Provider card
  2. Complete an Instructor Candidate Application
  3. Align with an AHA Training Center by signing up on the AHA Instructor Network www.ahainstructornetwork.org 
  4. Successfully completed the AHA PALS Essentials Online course

**We do not provide course manuals. You may order the manuals from LifeTek or from one of our 3 vendors indicated in your confirmation email.

 You are required to send a copy of your current PALS Provider card (front & back), completed instructor candidate application, and letter of recommendation to our Training Center prior to attending the course.

Please call our office to arrange a time to speak to one of our staff so they can help you determine if this course is right for you.

  

Course Overview: The AHA ACLS & PALS Instructor Course teaches the methods needed to effectively instruct others in resuscitation courses.  

The ACLS & PALS Instructor Courses are approximately 16 hours each.  The course consists of 8 hours of individual on-line study and an additional 8 hours of classroom training and practice in each discipline. The ACLS & PALS Essentials component must be completed and a Certificate of Successful Completion printed out for each discipline before taking the classroom portion.

Who Should Attend: The Ideal instructor candidate is motivated to teach, facilitate learning and ensure students acquire the skills necessary for successful course completion. The ideal instructor candidate views student assessment as a way to improve individual knowledge and skills.

The ideal instructor can be identified as someone who has:

  • A strong desire to teach
  • Excellent BLS performance & problem-solving skills
  • The ability to follow direction & follow through with tasks
  • The ability to communicate effectively in front of a group.

Instructor Candidate Prerequisites: All participants in an instructor course must:

  1. Hold a current AHA ACLS & PALS Provider card
  2. Complete an Instructor Candidate Application
  3. Align with an AHA Training Center by signing up on the AHA Instructor Network www.ahainstructornetwork.org 
  4. Successfully completed the AHA ACLS & PALS Essentials Online course

**We do not provide course manuals. You may order the manuals from LifeTek or from one of our 3 vendors indicated in your confirmation email.

 You are required to send a copy of your current ACLS & PALS Provider card (front & back), completed instructor candidate application, and letter of recommendation to our Training Center prior to attending the course.

Please call our office to arrange a time to speak to one of our staff so they can help you determine if this course is right for you.

  

ACLS Initial Provider (2 day) Course Description - For CHI Franciscan Employees Only

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

Features:

  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage Active participation
  • Instructor led hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

Audience:  ACLS is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.

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

  • Performing BLS CPR skills using the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC
  • Reading and interpreting ECGs
  • Understanding ACLS drugs
  • Performing the BLS Survey and the ACLS Survey
    • This course does not teach interpretation of ECG Rhythms or detailed ACLS Pharmacology.

Prerequisites and Preparation:  BEFORE THE COURSE, it is required to review and understand the information in your ACLS Provider Manual and successfully complete the self-assessment modules on the Student Website (www.heart.org/eccstudent) with a passing score of 70. You will be required to turn in the scores from your completed self-assessment. More information can be found in your student manual.

**NEW from the AHA for 2015:  Completing the pre course self-assessment with a score of 70 or better is REQUIRED in order to attend any ACLS Course. Please print your final score and be ready to turn it in at sign in. Failure to complete the self-assessment will result in needing to reschedule. Fees will apply.

Course Length:  12 hours

Student Materials:

  • ACLS Provider Manual; includes the ACLS Pocket Reference Card Set; Item# 90-1014 (Required)
  • EKG/ECG 101 Study Guide (Recommended)
  • ECC Handbook; Item# 90-1000 (Recommended)

Certification:  Upon successful completion, students receive an American Heart Association ACLS Provider Card, valid for two years.

Click here for AHA Course flyer.

ACLS Provider Renewal w/BLS Skills for CHI Franciscan Employees Only will include two separate certifications, AHA ACLS Provider and AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider. A current, non-expired AHA ACLS card is required to attend a renewal class.

The Heartcode BLS for Providers (BLS) Skills Check is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. This skills check course is designed to accompany the Heartcode BLS Part 1 online course.

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

Features:

  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage Active participation
  • Instructor led hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

Audience:  ACLS is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.

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

  • Performing BLS CPR skills using the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC
  • Reading and interpreting ECGs
  • Understanding ACLS drugs
  • Performing the BLS Survey and the ACLS Survey
    • This course does not teach interpretation of ECG Rhythms or detailed ACLS Pharmacology.

Prerequisites and Preparation:  Proof of renewal eligibility is REQUIRED.  You MUST have a current non expired AHA ACLS Provider card to register for this class. You MUST have your BLS online course completion certificate, the code for which you should have received from Victoria Levitt in the education department. 

BEFORE THE COURSE, it is required to review and understand the information in your ACLS Provider Manual and successfully complete the self-assessment modules on the Student Website (www.heart.org/eccstudent) with a passing score of 70. You will be required to turn in the scores from your completed self-assessment. More information can be found in your student manual.

More information can be found in your student manual.

**NEW from the AHA for 2015:  Completing the pre course self-assessment with a score of 70 or better is REQUIRED in order to attend any ACLS Course. Please print your final score and be ready to turn it in at sign in. Failure to complete the self-assessment will result in needing to reschedule. Fees will apply.

Course Length:  9 hours

Student Materials:

  • ACLS Provider Manual; includes the ACLS Pocket Reference Card Set; Item# 90-1014 (Required)
  • EKG/ECG 101 Study Guide (Recommended)
  • ECC Handbook; Item# 90-1000 (Recommended)

Certification:  Upon successful completion, students receive an American Heart Association BLS Provider Card and an ACLS Provider Card, both valid for two years.

Click here for AHA Course flyer.

Basic Life Support course for FHS Staff held at the Franciscan Education and Support Center.

This recertification classroom course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

Audience: For healthcare providers such as EMS personnel, physician assistants, physicians, nurses, nursing students, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and others who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a Basic Life Support Course.

Course length: Approximately 3 hours

Upon successful completion of written test and skills demonstration, students receive an American Heart Association BLS Provider Card, valid for two years.

Student materials required: Basic Life Support Provider Manual (includes Pocket Reference Card) Item #15-1010. The American Heart Association mandates that each student have access to the most current manual. If you arrive to class without the book, you will need to reschedule. Contact your educator or librarian to obtain the required manual.

Click here for more information.

Basic Life Support course for FHS Staff held at St. Anthony Hospital in Gig Harbor, WA.

This recertification classroom course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

Audience: For healthcare providers such as EMS personnel, physician assistants, physicians, nurses, nursing students, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and others who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a BLS for Healthcare Provider Course.

Course length: Approximately 3 hours

Upon successful completion of written test and skills demonstration, students can have an American Heart Association BLS Provider Card (valid for two years) mailed to them, if purchased in advance.

Student materials required: Basic Life Support Provider Manual (includes Pocket Reference Card) Item #15-1010. The American Heart Association mandates that each student have access to the most current manual. If you arrive to class without the book, you will need to reschedule. Contact your educator or librarian to obtain the required manual.

Click here for more information.

Basic Life Support course for FHS Staff held at St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood, WA.

This recertification classroom course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

Audience: For healthcare providers such as EMS personnel, physician assistants, physicians, nurses, nursing students, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and others who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a Basic Life Support course..

Course length: Approximately 3 hours

Upon successful completion of written test and skills demonstration, students can have an American Heart Association BLS Provider Card (valid for two years) mailed to them, if purchased in advance.

Student materials required: Basic Life Support Provider Manual (includes Pocket Reference Card) Item #15-1010. The American Heart Association mandates that each student have access to the most current manual. If you arrive to class without the book, you will need to reschedule. Contact your educator or librarian to obtain the manual.

Click here for more information.

Basic Life Support Course for FHS Staff held at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Enumclaw, WA.

This classroom course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

Audience: For healthcare providers such as EMS personnel, physician assistants, physicians, nurses, nursing students, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and others who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a Basic Life Support Course.

Course length: Approximately 3 hours

Upon successful completion of written test and skills demonstration, students can receive an American Heart Association BLS Provider Card, valid for two years, if purchased in advance.

Student materials required: Basic Life Support Provider Manual (includes Pocket Reference Card) Item #15-1010. The American Heart Association mandates that each student have access to the most current manual. If you arrive to class without the book, you will need to reschedule. Contact your educator or librarian to obtain the required manual.

Click here for more information.

Basic Life Support Course for FHS Staff held at St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way, WA.

This recertification classroom course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

Audience: For healthcare providers such as EMS personnel, physician assistants, physicians, nurses, nursing students, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and others who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a Basic Life Support Course.

Course length: Approximately 3 hours

Upon successful completion of written test and skills demonstration, students can have an American Heart Association BLS Provider Card (valid for two years) mailed to them, if purchased in advance.

Student materials required: Basic Life Support Provider Manual (includes Pocket Reference Card) Item #15-1010. The American Heart Association mandates that each student have access to the most current manual. If you arrive to class without the book, you will need to reschedule. Contact your educator or librarian to obtain the required manual.

Click here for more information.

Basic Life Support CPR Course for FHS Staff held at St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma, WA.

This classroom course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

Audience: For healthcare providers such as EMS personnel, physician assistants, physicians, nurses, nursing students, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and others who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a Basic Life Support Course.

Course length: Approximately 3.5 hours

Upon successful completion of written test and skills demonstration, students will receive an American Heart Association BLS Provider Card.

Student materials required: Basic Life Support Provider Manual (includes Pocket Reference Card) Item #15-1010. The American Heart Association mandates that each student have access to the most current manual. If you arrive to class without the book, you will need to reschedule. Contact your educator or librarian to obtain the required manual.

Click here for more information.

ACLS Initial Provider (2 day) w/BLS Course Description - for The Everett Clinic Employees only.

The Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

Features:

  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage Active participation
  • Instructor led hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

Audience:  ACLS is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.

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

  • Performing BLS CPR skills using the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC
  • Reading and interpreting ECGs
  • Understanding ACLS drugs
  • Performing the BLS Survey and the ACLS Survey
    • This course does not teach interpretation of ECG Rhythms or detailed ACLS Pharmacology.

Prerequisites and Preparation:  BEFORE THE COURSE, it is required to review and understand the information in your ACLS Provider Manual and successfully complete the self-assessment modules on the Student Website (www.heart.org/eccstudent) with a passing score of 70. You will be required to turn in the scores from your completed self-assessment. More information can be found in your student manual.

**NEW from the AHA for 2015:  Completing the pre course self-assessment with a score of 70 or better is REQUIRED in order to attend any ACLS Course. Please print your final score and be ready to turn it in at sign in. Failure to complete the self-assessment will result in needing to reschedule. Fees will apply.

Course Length:  12 hours

Student Materials:

  • ACLS Provider Manual; includes the ACLS Pocket Reference Card Set; Item# 90-1014 (Required)
  • BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual; includes the BLS Pocket Reference Card; Item# 90-1038 (Required)
  • EKG/ECG 101 Study Guide (Recommended)
  • ECC Handbook; Item# 90-1000 (Recommended)

Certification:  Upon successful completion, students receive an American Heart Association BLS Provider Card and an ACLS Provider Card, both valid for two years.

Click here for AHA Course flyer.

ACLS Provider Renewal w/BLS Course Description for The Everett Clinic Employees only – A current, non-expired AHA ACLS card is required to attend a renewal class.

The Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

Features:

  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage Active participation
  • Instructor led hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

Audience:  ACLS is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.

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

  • Performing BLS CPR skills using the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC
  • Reading and interpreting ECGs
  • Understanding ACLS drugs
  • Performing the BLS Survey and the ACLS Survey
    • This course does not teach interpretation of ECG Rhythms or detailed ACLS Pharmacology.

Prerequisites and Preparation:  Proof of renewal eligibility is REQUIRED.  You MUST have a current non expired AHA ACLS Provider card to register for this class.

BEFORE THE COURSE, it is required to review and understand the information in your ACLS Provider Manual and successfully complete the self-assessment modules on the Student Website (www.heart.org/eccstudent) with a passing score of 70. You will be required to turn in the scores from your completed self-assessment. More information can be found in your student manual.

**NEW from the AHA for 2015:  Completing the pre course self-assessment with a score of 70 or better is REQUIRED in order to attend any ACLS Course. Please print your final score and be ready to turn it in at sign in. Failure to complete the self-assessment will result in needing to reschedule. Fees will apply.

Course Length:  9 hours

Student Materials:

  • ACLS Provider Manual; includes the ACLS Pocket Reference Card Set; Item# 90-1014 (Required)
  • BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual; includes the BLS Pocket Reference Card; Item# 90-1038 (Required)
  • EKG/ECG 101 Study Guide (Recommended)
  • ECC Handbook; Item# 90-1000 (Recommended)

Certification:  Upon successful completion, students receive an American Heart Association BLS Provider Card and an ACLS Provider Card, both valid for two years.

Click here for AHA Course flyer.

PALS 2-Day Provider Course (Everett Clinic Employees Only) held at The Everett Clinic Main Conference Center in Everett, WA.

This American Heart Association’s PALS Course is an Instructor-led, classroom-based course that enhances healthcare providers’ skills in the treatment of pediatric arrest and periarrest patients. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. The course uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to teach and reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics.

Student Materials Required:  A current PALS Provider Manual is required to attend this class.  Please contact  TECEducation@everettclinic.com for the PALS Provider Manual.

Audience: The PALS Course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. These include personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units, such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others who need a PALS course completion card for job or other requirements.

Prerequisites: Before taking PALS, students should have a mastery of infant and child BLS skills. They should also be able to recognize various heart rhythms, be familiar with different types of airway management tools and their use and have knowledge of the drugs commonly used to treat cardiovascular irregularities. 

To help students adequately prepare for the PALS Course, the AHA highly recommends that each student complete the online PALS Precourse Self-Assessment, available through the AHA Student Website (www.heart.org/eccstudent). To access the AHA Student Website, students and Instructors will need an access code, which is included on page ii of each PALS Provider Manual and PALS Instructor Manual.

Course length: Approximately 12 hours. Upon successful completion, students receive an American Heart Association PALS Provider card, valid for two years.

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PALS Renewal Course (Everett Clinic Employees Only) held at The Everett Clinic Main Conference Center in Everett, WA.

This American Heart Association’s PALS Course is an Instructor-led, classroom-based course that enhances healthcare providers’ skills in the treatment of pediatric arrest and periarrest patients. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. The course uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to teach and reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics.

Student Materials Required:  A current PALS Provider Manual is required to attend this class.  Please contact  TECEducation@everettclinic.com for the PALS Provider Manual.

Prerequisite: Participants must have and show their current AHA PALS Provider Card.

Preparation: To help students adequately prepare for the PALS Course, the AHA highly recommends that each student complete the online PALS Precourse Self-Assessment, available through the AHA Student Website (www.heart.org/eccstudent). To access the AHA Student Website, students and Instructors will need an access code, which is included on page ii of each PALS Provider Manual and PALS Instructor Manual.

Audience: The PALS Course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. These include personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units, such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others who need a PALS course completion card for job or other requirements.

Course length: Approximately 8 hours.

Upon successful completion, students receive an American Heart Association PALS Provider card, valid for two years.

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BLS for Healthcare Provider Class for The Everett Clinic Employees Only 

This classroom course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

Audience: For healthcare providers such as EMS personnel, physician assistants, physicians, nurses, nursing students, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and others who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a BLS for Healthcare Provider Course.

Course Length: Approximately 4 hours

Upon successful completion of written test and skills demonstration, students receive an American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider Card, valid for two years.

Student Materials Required: The American Heart Association mandates that each student have access to the most current 'Basic Life Support Student Manual' using the 2015 Guidelines. A manual is required to attend class.Please contact your CPM or department supervisor to obtain the required manual.

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The ACLS Provider Initial (2 day) with Online BLS Key and Skills will include two separate certifications, AHA ACLS Provider and AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider.

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

Online BLS Key and Skills is a three part hybrid course where students will learn single-rescuer and team basic life support for adults, children and infants through 5 interactive exercises, scenarios and a written test. Navigation controls allow students to move easily through content as they learn how to recognize life-threatening emergencies, provide high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilation and provide early use of an AED. Course also teaches relief of choking. Students will need to complete part 1 (online portion) prior to attending class (length: approximately 2 hours). Parts 2 & 3 (hands on practice and testing) will be completed during class. Students can access the BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual, BLS Pocket Reference Card and more for 24 months.

Features:

  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage Active participation
  • Instructor led hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

Audience:  ACLS is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.

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

  • Performing BLS CPR skills using the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC
  • Reading and interpreting ECGs
  • Understanding ACLS drugs
  • Performing the BLS Survey and the ACLS Survey
    • This course does not teach interpretation of ECG Rhythms or detailed ACLS Pharmacology.

Prerequisites and Preparation:  Proof of renewal eligibility is REQUIRED. You MUST have a current non expired AHA ACLS Provider card to register for this class.

BEFORE THE COURSE, it is required to review and understand the information in your ACLS Provider Manual and successfully complete the self-assessment modules on the Student Website (www.heart.org/eccstudent) with a passing score of 70. You will be required to turn in the scores from your completed self-assessment. More information can be found in your student manual.

**NEW from the AHA for 2015:  Completing the pre course self-assessment with a score of 70 or better is REQUIRED in order to attend any ACLS Course. Please print your final score and be ready to turn it in at sign in. Failure to complete the self-assessment will result in needing to reschedule. Fees will apply.

Course Length:  12 hours

Student Materials:  BLS and ACLS Provider Manuals are a part of the American Heart Association (AHA) courses.  The AHA requires that they are available to all students "before, during and after" a given class.     You may borrow a manual for your course type at one of three locations on Valley Medical Center Campus.  To make arrangements please contact:

Certification:  Upon successful completion, students receive an American Heart Association BLS Provider Card and an ACLS Provider Card, both valid for two years.

Click here for AHA Course flyer.

The ACLS Provider Initial (2 day) Course Decription:

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

Features:

  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage Active participation
  • Instructor led hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

Audience:  ACLS is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.

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

  • Performing BLS CPR skills using the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC
  • Reading and interpreting ECGs
  • Understanding ACLS drugs
  • Performing the BLS Survey and the ACLS Survey
    • This course does not teach interpretation of ECG Rhythms or detailed ACLS Pharmacology.

Prerequisites and Preparation:  BEFORE THE COURSE, it is required to review and understand the information in your ACLS Provider Manual and successfully complete the self-assessment modules on the Student Website (www.heart.org/eccstudent) with a passing score of 70. You will be required to turn in the scores from your completed self-assessment. More information can be found in your student manual.

**NEW from the AHA for 2015:  Completing the pre course self-assessment with a score of 70 or better is REQUIRED in order to attend any ACLS Course. Please print your final score and be ready to turn it in at sign in. Failure to complete the self-assessment will result in needing to reschedule. Fees will apply.

Course Length:  12 hours

Student Materials:The AHA requires that they are available to all students "before, during and after" a given class.     You may borrow a manual for your course type at one of three locations on Valley Medical Center Campus.  To make arrangements please contact:

Certification:  Upon successful completion, students receive an American Heart Association ACLS Provider Card, valid for two years.

Click here for AHA Course flyer.

The ACLS Provider Renewal with Online BLS Key and Skills will include two separate certifications, AHA ACLS Provider and AHA BLS for Healthcare ProviderA current, non-expired AHA ACLS card is required to attend a renewal class.

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

Online BLS Key and Skills is a three part hybrid course where students will learn single-rescuer and team basic life support for adults, children and infants through 5 interactive exercises, scenarios and a written test. Navigation controls allow students to move easily through content as they learn how to recognize life-threatening emergencies, provide high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilation and provide early use of an AED. Course also teaches relief of choking. Students will need to complete part 1 (online portion) prior to attending class (length: approximately 2 hours). Parts 2 & 3 (hands on practice and testing) will be completed during class. Students can access the BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual, BLS Pocket Reference Card and more for 24 months.

Features:

  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage Active participation
  • Instructor led hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

Audience:  ACLS is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.

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

  • Performing BLS CPR skills using the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC
  • Reading and interpreting ECGs
  • Understanding ACLS drugs
  • Performing the BLS Survey and the ACLS Survey
    • This course does not teach interpretation of ECG Rhythms or detailed ACLS Pharmacology.

Prerequisites and Preparation:  Proof of renewal eligibility is REQUIRED. You MUST have a current non expired AHA ACLS Provider card to register for this class.

BEFORE THE COURSE, it is required to review and understand the information in your ACLS Provider Manual and successfully complete the self-assessment modules on the Student Website (www.heart.org/eccstudent) with a passing score of 70. You will be required to turn in the scores from your completed self-assessment. More information can be found in your student manual.

**NEW from the AHA for 2015:  Completing the pre course self-assessment with a score of 70 or better is REQUIRED in order to attend any ACLS Course. Please print your final score and be ready to turn it in at sign in. Failure to complete the self-assessment will result in needing to reschedule. Fees will apply.

Course Length:  12 hours

Student Materials

ACLS Provider Manuals are a required part of American Heart courses.  You may borrow a manual for your course type at one of three locations on Valley Medical Center Campus.  To make arrangements please contact:

Certification:  Upon successful completion, students receive an American Heart Association BLS Provider Card and an ACLS Provider Card, both valid for two years.

Click here for AHA Course flyer.

The American Heart Association’s ACLS Course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS for Healthcare Providers skills, emphasizing the importance of high-quality CPR. This advanced, instructor-led course highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. The ACLS course also covers airway management and related pharmacology.  Successful course completion includes, passing the CPR and AED skills test, bag-mask ventilation skills test, Megacode test, ACLS written test and demonstrating skills competency in all learning stations.

The Online BLS Key and Skills is a three part hybrid course where students will learn single-rescuer and team basic life support for adults, children and infants through 5 interactive exercises, scenarios and a written test. Navigation controls allow students to move easily through content as they learn how to recognize life-threatening emergencies, provide high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilation and provide early use of an AED. Course also teaches relief of choking. Students will need to complete part 1 (online portion) prior to attending class (length: approximately 2 hours). Parts 2 & 3 (hands on practice and testing) will be completed during class. Students can access the BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual, BLS Pocket Reference Card and more for 24 months.

Audience

ACLS is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.

Prerequisites and Preparation

Participants must have and show their current AHA ACLS Provider Card.  Please bring your current Provider Card to class to document renewal eligibility.

BEFORE THE COURSE, it is required to read the ACLS Provider Manual and successfully complete the BLS for Healthcare Providers Part 1 and the ACLS self-assessment modules on the Student Website (www.heart.org/eccstudent). You will be required to turn in the scores from your completed self-assessment and the Certificate of Completion from the BLS.

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

  • Performing BLS CPR skills using the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC
  • Reading and interpreting ECG
  • Understanding ACLS drugs
  • Performing the BLS Survey and the ACLS Survey

This course does not teach interpretation of ECG Rhythms or detailed ACLS Pharmacology.

It is unlikely that someone will successfully pass the course if they do not complete the self assessment and prerequisites.

Course Length

8.5 hours

Required Student Materials

  • ACLS Provider Manual; includes the ACLS Pocket Reference Card Set; Item# 90-1014

 Optional Student Materials

  • ECC Handbook; Item# 90-1000
  • “ECG/EKG 101” Study Guide

 Certification

Upon successful completion, students receive an American Heart Association BLS Provider Card and an ACLS Provider Card, both valid for two years.

 

The ACLS Provider Renewal A current, non-expired AHA ACLS card is required to attend a renewal class.

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

Features:

  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage Active participation
  • Instructor led hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

Audience:  ACLS is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.

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

  • Performing BLS CPR skills using the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC
  • Reading and interpreting ECGs
  • Understanding ACLS drugs
  • Performing the BLS Survey and the ACLS Survey
    • This course does not teach interpretation of ECG Rhythms or detailed ACLS Pharmacology.

Prerequisites and Preparation:  Proof of renewal eligibility is REQUIRED. You MUST have a current non expired AHA ACLS Provider card to register for this class.

BEFORE THE COURSE, it is required to review and understand the information in your ACLS Provider Manual and successfully complete the self-assessment modules on the Student Website (www.heart.org/eccstudent) with a passing score of 70. You will be required to turn in the scores from your completed self-assessment. More information can be found in your student manual.

**NEW from the AHA for 2015:  Completing the pre course self-assessment with a score of 70 or better is REQUIRED in order to attend any ACLS Course. Please print your final score and be ready to turn it in at sign in. Failure to complete the self-assessment will result in needing to reschedule. Fees will apply.

Course Length:  12 hours

Student Materials:

                 BLS and ACLS Provider Manuals are a part of the American Heart Association (AHA) courses.  The AHA requires that they are available to all students "before, during and after" a given class.     You may borrow a manual for your course type at one of three locations on Valley Medical Center Campus.   To make arrangements please contact:

Certification:  Upon successful completion, students receive an American Heart Association ACLS Provider Card, valid for two years.

Click here for AHA Course flyer.

 

This course is for Group Health Employees ONLY

To register for this class, please follow these steps:

  1. Select the BLS/CPR course for which you wish to register.
    1. Payment for courses:  Physicians, Physicians Assistants, Traveling/Agency Nurses, Midwives will need to pay the $63.00 fee.  All other GHC nursing staff use Promo Code: 1282 to register for GHC contracted BLS Labs.
  2. Complete all fields in the registration form.
  3. Print out and review your confirmation email.

This BLS for Healthcare Provider classroom course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

Audience: For healthcare providers such as EMS personnel, physician assistants, physicians, nurses, nursing students, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and others who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a BLS for Healthcare Provider Course.

Course length: Approximately 3 hours

Upon successful completion of written test and skills demonstration, students receive an American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider Card, valid for two years.

Student materials required: The AHA requires that ALL students attending this class must have with them the most current “BLS for Healthcare Providers” Student Manual. Group Health Employees will need to contact their manager. Or, you can check out a Healthcare Provider BLS/CPR textbook from the GH Medical Library for a Bellevue Medical Center or Central Campus CPR renewal class. Contact the Medical Library via phone at 206-326-3393 (CDS 330-3393) or via e-mail medlibrary@ghc.org

If you already have your own current student manual, please make sure to bring that with you. If you don’t have the manual please call us at 855-448-3277 to order one in advance and we will either mail it to you or you can pick it up before or on the day of class. 

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This monitoring is required for existing AHA BLS instructors needing to renew their status for an additional two years. If we do not already have proof of your current BLS Instructor status, you will need to provide us with a copy of your card. If you are a current TCF, please remember to select the "TCF Renewal" add on option below.  ONLY available at our Mount Vernon Monitorings Courses.  Your TCF status will not be renewed without it.

There is no grace period for instructors that have let their certifications lapse. If you are expired, you are required to re-take the initial instructor course.

To renew, instructors need to complete the following as required by the AHA:

  • Maintain current provider status as evidenced by a current provider card or demonstration of acceptable provider skills and successful completion of the provider written examination. During the Instructor Renewal Monitoring you will be required to complete the written provider exam for all Basic Life Support Courses and deminstrate your skills.  A new provider card may be issued upon request of the renewing instructor but is not required by the AHA.
  • Earn 4 credits by doing any combination of the following:
    • Teach a minimum of 4 classroom provider courses or provider updates or renewals in 2 years for the discipline in which the instructor is renewing.
    • Conduct skills practice and testing sessions for eLearning courses. Each day of skills practice and testing sessions counts as 1 of the required 4 courses; all 4 credits can be earned this way.
    • *** Verification credits will need to be turned into the office prior to class. To do so please submit all past rosters through www.enrollware.com.
  • Attend updates as required within the previous 2 years. Updates may address new course content or methodology and review TC, regional, and national ECC information.
  • Be monitored while teaching before instructor status expiration. The first monitoring after the initial instructor course does not satisfy this requirement. You will be monitored team teaching an AHA BLS Course on the date you selected. Make sure you have all your teaching materials and are ready to teach ANY portion of the BLS Course. Please be sure you are appropriately attired to be teaching/monitored.

ALL Instructors and Instructor Candidates are required to bring their instructor manuals and DVD to the Instructor Monitoring for each discipline taught (Heartsavers and/or BLS) and be prepared to teach from them. If you do NOT currently have them, please make sure you purchase them prior to class and bring them with you. This is NOT included in the cost of the course.  Instructor materials may be purchased from LifeTek.