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Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Course Description
The American Heart Association ACLS course is totally redesigned to incorporate new science evidence from the 2015 Guidelines and a new teaching methodology. Through the ACLS course, healthcare providers will enhance their skills in the treatment of the adult victim of a cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies. ACLS emphasizes the importance of basic life support CPR to patient survival; the integration of effective basic life support with advanced cardiovascular life support interventions; and the importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation. Each participant is evaluated individually on his/her ability to demonstrate core course knowledge and skills. This course will prepare you to work as a team member and team leader in a code situation. Course evaluation methods include a skill and practical evaluation using core-based scenarios and an evaluation of the participant's knowledge as measured by a written examination.

Participants seeking ACLS certification for the first-time must be proficient in the following prior to attending the course:

Performing BLS CPR using the current AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC

Reading and interpreting ECGs

Understanding ACLS pharmacology

Performing the BLS Primary Survey and the ACLS Secondary Survey.

Prerequisites for Initial Certification: Current American Heart Association BLS for the Healthcare Provider card and Basic EKG experience.

Prerequisites for Recertification: Current American Heart Association BLS for the Healthcare Provider card and Basic ECG and Pharmacology skills.

The current American Heart Association text book and the completion of the pretest is required for both classes and must be brought to class.

Course Length
Initial Certification Approx.12 hours.
Recertification 5-6 hours.

Intended Audience
ACLS is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of
cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency
response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, and
paramedics, as well as others who need an ACLS course completion card for job or other requirements.

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Card Type: Course Completion Card valid for two years

CEU's Prism CPR is approved by the Nevada Board of Nursing for Continuing Education Units

Cost*: Initial Certification $199 includes book. Initial Certification without book $165.
           Renewal: $140 includes book $99 if you have the book. The book is required for the class.

There is a $50 cancelation fee if you cancel within 5 business days.

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Feb1710:00Renewal Class
Feb2310:00Renewal Class
Feb24 & 2510:00Initial Class
Feb244:00Renewal Class
10:00Renewal Class
Mar3 & 4
10:00Initial Class
4:00Renewal Class
10:00 Renewal Class
Mar 24 & 25
Initial Class
Mar 24 & 25 4:00
Initial Class

Call 702.798.7500 to schedule a class.

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