Class Schedule

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

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Must have current ACLS provider card

This course is designed to improve outcomes in complex cardiovascular, respiratory and other (e.g., metabolic, toxicologic) emergencies by expanding on core ACLS guidelines and encouraging critical thinking and decision-making strategies. Through instruction and active participation in case-based scenarios, learners enhance their skills in the differential diagnosis and treatment of pre-arrest, arrest and post-arrest patients. The ACLS EP Course is for seasoned healthcare providers who are proficient in performing BLS and ACLS skills, reading and interpreting ECGs, and understanding ACLS pharmacology and who regularly lead or participate in emergency assessment and treatment of pre-​arrest, arrest or post-​arrest patients. This audience includes physicians, paramedics and emergency department or critical care nurses.
Provider cards will be issued upon successful completion of course.

Precourse Requirements 

  • Registrations must include a copy (front and back) of a current American Heart Association ACLS provider card.
  • Registrations for this course will include a key to access an on online ACLS Provider exam. The exam must be completed prior to attending the course with a score of not less than 84%. Evidence of completion must be presented in order to participate.
  • Participants will be tested on use of current BLS and ACLS skills and knowledge at the beginning of the course and before proceeding into the Experienced Provider portion of the course. Testing will include one-rescuer adult CPR and AED skills, mouth-to-mask and bag-mask ventilation skills (OPA and NPA included), and Mega C​ode skills

Please note: All prerequisites must be completed in order to participate in the course. Harborview staff must be approved for attendance through the UW Medicine Community Training Center as part of the registration process.

The purpose of the ACLS instructor course is to train new ACLS instructors. New instructor candidates are required to have a current AHA ACLS Provider card and comprehensive experience in Advanced Cardiac Life Support subject matter. This course will focus on facilitation techniques using an interactive model.

Note: In order to register for the ACLS Instructor course, Instructor Candidates (IC) must complete the instructor candidate application packet and submit it to the CTC. IC’s will not be registered for the course until a completed packet is received.

Precourse Requirements
The ACLS instructor course is comprised of two parts. Part one consists of an online ACLS Instructor Essentials course that takes approximately three​ hours to complete; Part two is an eight hour classroom session.

Included Materials

  • ACLS Instructor Manual
  • ACLS Provider Manual
  • AHA Instructor Essentials Course Key
  • ECC Handbook

Course Registration Prerequisites

  • Current AHA ACLS Provider Card valid for at least ninety days from the date of the Instructor Course.
  • Holder of an ACLS Provider card for a minimum of 2 years prior to the course.
  • Submission of a completed Registration Packet by the registration cutoff. Packet includes (click on link to access forms):

 

 

Please Note: AHA Online ACLS Instructor Essentials Course and Provider Pretest must be completed prior to attendance date and certificate presented in order to participate in the course.

For new providers or to review material
This two-day ACLS course is designed for healthcare professionals whose occupation requires proficiency in ACLS skills. It is appropriate for providers with some knowledge of cardiac rhythms and pharmacology but who have not taken ACLS education in the past, for those whose cards have expired, or who would like a review of the guidelines. This course includes skills testing and a written evaluation.

Precourse Preparation/Requirements

You should prepare for the course by doing the following:

  1. Review the course agenda.
  2. Review and understand the information in your ACLS Provider Manual. Pay particular attention to the 10 cases in Part 5.
  3. The resuscitation scenarios require that your BLS skills and knowledge are current with the latest (2015) guidelines. Competency testing for 1 & 2-rescuer adult CPR and AED skills will take place at the beginning of the ACLS Provider Course. Participants are expected to come into the course proficient in these skills.
  4. Review, understand, and complete the ECG and Pharmacology Precourse Self-Assessment. This class will not teach reading or interpretation of ECGs nor basic pharmacology.
  5. Evidence of Precourse Self-Assessment completion is required to participate in the course. A certificate may be printed and presented at the course or screen shots are also accepted.

If you would like to renew your BLS certification, please contact the CTC Office (206-744-5027 or hmcctc@uw.edu) to make arrangements. Preparation and additional fees apply.

Please Note: Evidence of precourse completion (hard copy or screen print) must be presented at the time of the course in order to participate.

Class times:

  • ​​​8:00 a.m. –4:00 p.m. (day one)
  • 8:00 a.m. –2:00 p.m. (day two)

ACLS evening New Provider courses will be offered at:

  • 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (day one)
  • 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (day two)

Provider cards and contact hour certificates will be issued upon successful completion of course.​

Must have current ACLS provider card

This one-day ACLS renewal class will provide health-care providers with previous ACLS education the opportunity to update their skills in accordance with the standards and guidelines for the American Heart Association. The following knowledge and skills will be evaluated followed by a written evaluation:

  • ACLS algorithms
  • Rhythm recognition
  • BLS proficiency
  • ACLS pharmacology

Precourse Preparation/Requirements

You should prepare for the course by doing the following:

  1. Review the course agenda.
  2. Review and understand the information in your 2015 ECC Handbook pages 6-68.
  3. The resuscitation scenarios require that your BLS skills and knowledge are current with the latest (2015) guidelines. Competency testing for 1 & 2-rescuer adult CPR and AED and airway skills will take place at the beginning of the ACLS Provider Course. Participants are expected to come into the course proficient in these skills.
  4. Review, understand, and complete the ECG and Pharmacology Precourse Self-Assessment. This class will not teach reading or interpretation of ECGs nor basic pharmacology.
  5. Evidence of Precourse Self-Assessment completion is required to participate in the course. A certificate may be printed and presented at the course or screen shots are also accepted.​

If you would like to renew your BLS certification, please contact the CTC Office (206-744-5027 or hmcctc@uw.edu) to make arrangements. Preparation and additional fees apply.

Please Note: Evidence of precourse completion must be presented at the time of the course in order to participate.

Class times:

  • 8:00 a.m. –2:00 p.m. (one day)

Provider cards and contact hour certificates will be issued upon successful completion of course.

Note: Renewal courses provide a limited review and then move right into testing stations . For a more in-depth review of ACLS content, consideration should be given to the two-day course.

BLS for Healthcare Providers Online

 

For healthcare providers seeking first-time training or renewal of their BLS card

Part 1:  Completed online through a key purchased from the HMC Community Training Center.  Through interactive scenarios, this course teaches:

  • 1- and 2-Rescuer CPR (adult, child, infant)
  • AED use (adult, child)
  • Bag-mask use (adult, child, infant)
  • Rescue breathing and choking (adult, child infant)

Course can be completed in approximately 1-2 hours. 

 

Part 2:  *Students must complete a skills practice and testing session with an AHA BLS Instructor to earn their AHA BLS Healthcare Provider card.  After completion of the online portion, the student will contact the HMC Community Training Center to complete the skills validation.  206-744-5027 or hmcctc@u.washington.edu

 

Instructor Agreement FormThis Basic Life Support instructor course is designed to prepare current Basic Life Support providers for their role as a course facilitator for American Heart Association Basic Life Support and Heartsaver First Aid courses.

Note: In order to register for the BLS Instructor course, you must complete the instructor candidate application packet and submit it to the CTC.

Course fee includes:

  • BLS Instructor Manual
  • BLS Provider Manual
  • AHA Instructor Essentials Course Key
  • Stop Watch

The following prerequisites must be met:

  • Current AHA BLS Healthcare Provider Card valid for at least ninety days from the date of the Instructor Course.
  • Holder of a CPR card for a minimum of 2 years prior to the course.
  • Submission of a completed Registration Packet by the registration cutoff. Packet includes (click on link to access):
  • Applications should also include:
    • Copy of current AHA Healthcare provider card (front & back)
    • Short Statement Summary addressing why you want to become an instructor and what you plan to do with it
    • Payment

Note: AHA Online BLS Instructor Essentials Course must be completed prior to attendance date and certificate presented​ in order to participate in the course