Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

ACLS is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.
ACLS is designed for health care professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.

The Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Course utilizes case-based teaching to provide the student with guided training and hands-on practice in the key skills of BLS and ACLS. The key ACLS skills taught per American Heart Association guidelines include use of conventional defibrillator and monitors, review of advanced airway management, recognition of cardiac arrest rhythms and the most common bradycardias and tachycardias. Learning opportunities include both lecture format, small group learning and hands-on skill labs.

ACLS must be recertified every two years.

Audience

ACLS is designed for health care professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.

Course Offerings

OSF Northern Region EMS Card Courses are held at the OSF Northern Region EMS Office, 5510 E. State St., Rockford.   The entrance is located on the north side of the Center for Health building.

  • All Provider courses begin at 8 a.m. and end at 5 p.m.
  • All Recertification courses begin at 9 a.m. and end at 12 noon.
  • Students MUST pre-register with Holly Osborne, EMS Assistant, at (815) 395-5254.
  • A minimum of 3 students must be registered for the course.

ACLS Provider and Recertification Courses are scheduled for the following dates in 2020:

 

Provider Course Schedule

Date Course Time
January 14 ACLS Provider 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
February 12 ACLS Provider 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
March 4 ACLS Provider 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
April 28 ACLS Provider 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
May 26 ACLS Provider 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
June 23 ACLS Provider 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
July 29 ACLS Provider 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
August 20 ACLS Provider 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
September 2 ACLS Provider 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
October 27 ACLS Provider 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
November 3 ACLS Provider 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
December 16 ACLS Provider 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

Recertification Course Schedule

Date Course Time
January 7 ACLS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
January 15 ACLS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
January 23 ACLS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
February 4 ACLS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
February 20 ACLS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
February 27 ACLS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
March 10 ACLS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
March 18 ACLS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
March 26 ACLS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
April 7 ACLS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
April 15 ACLS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
April 23 ACLS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
May 5 ACLS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
May 13 ACLS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
May 21 ACLS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
June 2 ACLS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
June 10 ACLS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
June 18 ACLS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
July 7 ACLS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
July 15 ACLS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
July 23 ACLS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
August 4 ACLS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
August 11 ACLS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
August 27 ACLS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
September 8 ACLS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
September 16 ACLS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
September 24 ACLS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
October 6 ACLS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
October 14 ACLS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
October 22 ACLS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
November 12 ACLS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
November 17 ACLS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
November 25 ACLS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
December 1 ACLS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
December 9 ACLS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
December 17 ACLS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

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