ACLS — Advanced Cardiac Life Support

The Center for Emergency Medicine is proud to offer ACLS in multiple formats.

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In the Center for Emergency Medicine’s courses, students will acquire the most current ACLS knowledge and will develop proficiency in psychomotor skills to assure proper application of ACLS procedures. All courses are taught to the standards established by the American Heart Association.

Prerequisites:
– Current CPR for Health Care Providers Card
– The Ability to Read and Interpret ECG rhythms
– An Understanding of the Drugs used in ACLS

The American Heart Association recommends CPR for Health Care Providers as a prerequisite for al ACLS education. Individuals without current Health Care Provider CPR provider Certification may receive or renew their cards by completing a course approved by the American Heart Association. The Center for Emergency Medicine offers this course monthly, click here for details.

ACLS Provider 2017:

TBD

Textbook: Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider Manual. Elizabeth Sinz and Erik Navarro, Dallas: American Heart Association, 2011.

The text is not part of the tuition.  Books are available at the Center for Emergency Medicine for $38.  They are also available from Laerdal Medical (www.laerdal.com), Channing Bete (www.channingbete.com), and Worldpoint (www.eWorldPoint.com).

Course Preparation:
Students are REQUIRED to purchase the text book, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Provider Manual, and must bring a print out of their scores from the ECG and Pharmacology precourse assessment tests. This test can be found at the following website, www.heart.org/eccstudentPlease also bring a copy of your current CPR card to class.

Please contact Sarah Potts for more information at pottsse@upmc.edu or (412)647-4242.

Refunds:
Requests for refunds must be made in writing at least five working days prior to the course.  The course fee will be returned with a $20 deduction for administrative fees.  No refunds are issued for cancellations made after the aforementioned deadline or failure to attend the course.  In the event for course cancellation, participants are notified and a full refund granted.

Tuition: $200 (Paramedics: $100)
-Tuition includes instruction and all course materials, except for the course book.

*Pricing subject to change.

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The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association, and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the Association.

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