Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS-R) One-day Renewal Course
The Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) One-Day Renewal Course is for physicians with a current ACLS completion card. This class requires the completion of the American Heart Association’s ACLS Precourse Self-Assessment and Precourse Work. The course includes 4 hours of skills practice and assessment in a classroom environment with social distancing and PPE. Baptist Health is an authorized American Heart Association (AHA) provider.
In this course you will enhance your skills in the treatment of arrest and peri-arrest patients through active participation in a series of simulated cardiopulmonary cases. These simulations are designed to reinforce important concepts, including but not limited to:
• Identification and treatment of medical conditions that place the patient at risk for cardiac arrest
• The Basic Life Support (BLS) Primary Survey
• The ACLS Secondary Survey
• ACLS algorithms
• Effective resuscitation team dynamics
American Heart Association Courses are provided and managed by the Department of Resuscitation & PCS. For availability and registration, call 786-467-3263 or contact CPRAdmin1@baptisthealth.net
o Physicians, Licensed Independent Practitioners and non-Baptist Health employees $160
For availability and registration, call 786-467-3263 or contact CPRAdmin1@baptisthealth.net
Use of American Heart Association materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. 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.
• Refunds will be given, upon return of course materials, to those who call to cancel at least 72 hours in advance.
• No refunds will be given for cancellations made within the 72 hours prior to the start of the class or if the registrant does not attend the class.
Students must present the AHA’s ACLS Precourse Self-Assessment and Precourse Work certificate of completion to participate in class. Students must attend all sessions of the course and pass all the skills tests and the written test to receive a completion card. The class starts promptly at the scheduled time. Students must arrive 30 minutes prior to scheduled start time for registration and screening purposes. No one will be allowed in class after it has started.
The AHA developed the ACLS Provider Course for "currently active" healthcare providers (e.g., medical, nursing, emergency medical or allied health personnel) whose daily occupation or volunteer activities demand proficiency in the knowledge and skills of ACLS. A current provider card is required for the renewal course.
Upon completion of this conference, participants should be better able to:
- Recognize and initiate early management of peri-arrest conditions that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome.
- Demonstrate proficiency in providing BLS care, including prioritizing chest compressions and integrating Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) use.
- Manage cardiac arrest until return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC), termination of resuscitation or transfer of care.
- Identify and treat ischemic chest pain and expedite the care of patients with acute coronary syndrome.
- Recognize other life-threatening clinical situations, such as stroke, and provide effective initial care and transfer to reduce disability and death.
- Demonstrate effective communication as a member or leader of a resuscitation team and recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance.
ACLS-R Course Outline:
4.0 hours Small Group Teaching Stations - Video led demonstration with instructor led practice and testing of:
• Welcome and introductions
• Review of Key Concepts & Algorithms (Small groups during practice)
• Written test
• OPA NPA Insertion skills assessment (in Classroom)
• BLS Skills Assessment (in Classroom)
• "Putting It All Together" Scenario Practice (in Classroom)
• Megacode & Core case testing (in Classroom)
Course Completion Requirements:
For students who meet ALL course prerequisites and are eligible to receive a course completion card, students must:
• Participate in, practice, and complete all learning stations
• Pass the 1-resuer CPR/AED testing station
• Pass the Megacode testing station
• Pass the closed-book written test with a minimum score of 84%
Students must attend all sessions of the course and pass all the skills tests and the written test to receive an ACLS completion card. Class starts promptly at 08:00 unless otherwise indicated. No one will be allowed in class after 08:10. No exceptions!
Paper copy of the entrance exam
AHA ACLS Provider text
ACLS Student CD
1 adult manikin / 3 students
Face shield per student
Airway Equipment (BVM, NPA , OPA's, etc.)
1 Defibrillator/Monitor per station
Course Evaluation forms
ACLS Written Examinations
ACLS skills check-off sheet
ACLS Provider Card / student
Seven contact hours for CME /MD
8530 SW 124 Ave., Miami, in the Kendall Plaza Shopping Center; or Bethesda Hospital West, 9655 W. Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach. (Based on availability)
Participants are required to use PPE as per the organization’s recommendations throughout the live sessions. No food or drink is allowed in our classrooms. Drink space is available outside the classroom.
Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 4.00 General certificate of attendance
- 4.00 Nurse Practitioners
American Heart Association courses are provided and managed by the Department of Resuscitation and Patient Care Simulation.
Register directly by calling 786-467-3263. To comply with COVID-19 guidelines, class sizes and registration are extremely limited.