The AHA's ACLS Update Course has been updated to reflect the new science of the 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.
The ACLS Update Course 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 to renew their ACLS Provider status for job or other requirements. This course is for individuals who need to update their current ACLS Provider status.
Registration is required at 7:45 AM at the Avera Professional Office Pavilion located at 409 Summit Street. Space is limited.
Click the "Register Online" button to register. Call Avera Education & Staffing Solutions at 605-668-8475 with any questions.
The ACLS Provider Manual Must Be Purchased Prior To Class
Students will need to purchase the ACLS Provider Manual. The ACLS Course Manual may be purchased at https://shopcpr.heart.org/ . The ACLS Provider Manual is available in print (ISBN: 978-1-61669-772-3) or in digital format (ISBN: 978-1-61669-797-6).
Students Are Required To Complete the ACLS PreCourse Self-Assessment Prior To Class
- Visit https://elearning.heart.org/course/423 .
- Launch The Course to begin. Note: If you haven't already logged in, the system will ask you to do so. If you haven't visited the site before, you'll be prompted to set up an account.
- All Students must complete the Self-Assessment and achieve a score of at least 70% before taking the ACLS Course. Students must print their scoring report and bring it with them to class.
How to Get Ready
The ACLS Renewal Course will update you on the lifesaving skills required to be both a team member and a team leader in either an in-hospital or out-of-hospital setting. Because the ACLS Course Renewal Course covers extensive material in a short time, you will need to prepare for the course beforehand.
You should prepare for class by doing the following:
- Review and understand the information in your ACLS Provider Manual.
- Review, understand, and pass the mandatory precourse self-assessment. Print your certificate and bring it with you to class.
- Students must be renewing their current ACLS Provider status. This course is not for new ALCS Providers. Students must be current with their American Heart Association BLS Provider status. Ensure that your BLS skills and knowledge are current for the resuscitation scenarios. At the beginning of the ACLS Course, you will be tested on adult high-quality BLS skills, using a feedback manikin. You must know these skills in advance because the ACLS Renewal Course will not teach you how to do CPR or use an AED.
What to Bring and What to Wear
Bring your ACLS Provider Manual to class. You will need it during each lesson in the course. You may wish to purchase the AHA’s Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Providers (optional), which you may bring to class to use as a reference guide during some of the learning stations.
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing to class. You will be practicing skills that require working on your hands and knees, bending, standing, and lifting.
If you have any questions about the course, please call Avera Community Training Center at 605-668-8475.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received two-weeks prior to class. Avera Community Training Center reserves the right to require a non-refundable pre-payment for registration. A case-by-case review for refund or rescheduling requests beyond the two-week policy will be made by the ACTC coordinator. The ACTC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule course due to unforeseen circumstances.