Taking an advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) class not only provides you with that extra knowledge to treat cardiac arrest and other life threatening medical emergencies but also provides new career opportunities. Taking an ACLS course is perfect for any healthcare provider or medical professional that wants to know how to respond in a medical emergency.
A few of the reasons that taking the ACLS course is critical include the following:
AN ACLS CERTIFICATION GIVES YOU A VITAL CERTIFICATION TO ADD TO YOU RESUME.
For those individuals interested in the nursing profession, the ACLS certification will provide you with the skills and knowledge to work in an emergency department, intensive care or cardiac care unit. With ACLS not only do you learn what medications to give a patient during a resuscitation, when and how to use the defibrillator and more; but how to identify life threatening conditions. An ACLS certification provides you as a nurse with the ability to help patients manage acute coronary syndrome and stroke. The ACLS class also teaches nurses to be a leader as well as a member of a team in a resuscitation scenario.
THE ACLS CLASS PROVIDES EXTENSIVE TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE.
The ACLS class provides entry level nurses with extensive knowledge they can use in their interactions with patients while allowing them to move closer to their career goals as a healthcare provider. ACLS training not only provides comprehensive technical knowledge they can use to deliver high-quality patient care but also ensures that the healthcare providers knows how to use the advanced equipment while understanding things such as waveform capnography and how and when to initiate targeted temperature management. Whether in the hospital, urgent care clinic or emergency room the ACLS class will reiterate important emergency medicine terminology and ensure that the healthcare provider can deliver exceptional care.
TAKING THE ACLS CLASS ALLOWS YOU TO STAND OUT IN A GROWING INDUSTRY.
The percentage of nurses entering the workforce is expected to increase while the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has indicated that the number of registered nursing jobs will increase by 16 percent between 2015 and 2025. A few reasons for the rate of increase is due to increasing chronic conditions such as diabetes and stroke as well as the demand of healthcare by the Baby Boomer generation. Consequently the ACLS certification is highly valuable for soon-to-be nurses as it allows them to stand out within a fast growing job market. With the ACLS certification the healthcare provider will be capable of drastically increasing their chances to get their dream job while also increasing their salary as opposed to those that may not have their ACLS certification.
REFLECTS YOUR INTEREST IN LEARNING AND CONTINUING EDUCATION.
As a nurse or healthcare provider, it is critical to continue to learn and take the required time to invest in resources to obtain such things as your ACLS certification. Not only does this initiative show that you are willing to take the extra time to discover new ways to better assist patients but ACLS training is easily accessible. Help-A-Heart CPR provides ACLS certification to qualified healthcare providers at is training center in San Antonio as well as multiple off-site locations throughout Texas. Help-A-Heart CPR offers two versions of its ACLS course: one that is instructor led in the classroom and a second that includes an extensive portion completed online and then skills testing at their training center. Consequently, Help-A-Hear CPR provides that extra flexibilty allowing you the student to become ACLS certified on your own time.
Are you reading to become ACLS certified? Contact Help-A-Heart CPR at 210-380-5344 or visit its website to learn more about the ACLS certification course.
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.