The American Heart Association's ACLS Course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS for Healthcare Provider skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced, instructor led classroom course highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac arrest care. The ACLS course also covers airway management and related pharmacology.
In the ACLS Course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented. Successful course completion includes demonstrating skills competency in all learning stations and passing the CPR and AED skills test, bag-mask ventilation skills test, a Megacode test and a written test. Upon successful completion, students receive an ACLS Provider card, valid for two years.
Colorado CPR Association requires that all students have a current American Heart Association BLS course completion card to attend this course. No exceptions will be made because all students use many of their BLS skills in an ACLS course. Please fax your current BLS card and ACLS Pretest with a minimum of 80% to 303-980-6375 or scan and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The course is scheduled for 8 hours the first day and 4 hours the second day. All students MUST have the current student manual prior to the course. If you need to purchase a manual, you must call the office (303-980-1015) to purchase it and have it shipped or you may pick it up. The cost of the ACLS Provider manual is $45.00. Colorado CPR Association is committed to all students being successful in this course; the registration for the course closes one week prior to the course so that all students can complete the pretest and be ready for the course.
There is a $35 cancellation fee if you cancel at any time. If you need to change the date of your course and it is within 24 hours of your initially scheduled course, there will be a $35 transfer fee. If it is more than 24 hours before your scheduled course, you can transfer one time for free. Participants can only transfer one time. If class needs to be rescheduled again after a transfer, participants will need to pay to register again for the course. No refunds will be given the day of the course or if you miss your scheduled course.