Help-A-Heart will begin offering the American Heart Association Advanced Care Life Support (ACLS) initial and renewal class beginning in January, 2018. Pre-registration will be required.
The ACLS class will be an instructor-led classroom advanced course that emphasizes the importance of team communication, various methods of advanced systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. The ACLS class will also cover airway management and related pharmacology. The skills will be taught in small group sessions and group learning and testing stations will be utilized to present case based scenarios.
The ACLS initial course will be a 2 day course and upon completion the student will receive a certification card valid for 2 years. The ACLS provider manual is required and may be purchased for an additional fee.
The ACLS renewal course will be a 6 hour course and the student will be required to have a current ACLS Card from the American Heart Association. Upon completion the student will receive a certification card valid for 2 years. Both the initial and renewal class will require a written and a practical skills test. For those that choose the Heartcode ACLS online course option; the practical skills test only will be required.
The ACLS classes will be kept small with no more than 6 students. Check out our January 2018 schedule for class dates and don't forget to register early for your ACLS initial or renewal class. All return students will receive a 10% discount.
Tracy A. Jones is an American Heart Association, ASHI, and American Red Cross Master Program Trainer, Instructor, & AHA Faculty Member located in San Antonio, Texas.