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 OSF Center for Health building.

  • All Provider courses begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m.
  • All Recertification courses begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 1:00 pm.
  • Students MUST pre-register with James Graham, EMS System Coordinator, (815) 395-4622 or Lisa Kirane, EMS Training Supervisor, (815) 395-4901.
  • A minimum of 3 students must be registered for the course.

ACLS Provider and Recertification Courses are scheduled for the following dates in 2022:

 

Provider Course Schedule - 2022

Date January 19 - A/Black Shift
Course ACLS Provider
Time 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Date May 5 - B/Red Shift
Course ACLS Provider
Time 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Date July 29 - C/Gold Shift
Course ACLS Provider
Time 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Date Course Time
January 20 - A/Black Shift ACLS Provider 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
May 3 - B/Red Shift ACLS Provider 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sept. 28 - C/Gold Shift ACLS Provider 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

Recertification Course Schedule - 2022

Date January 12 - C/Gold Shift
Course ACLS Recertification
Time 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Date January 28 - A/Black Shift
Course ACLS Recertification
Time 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Date February 9 - A/Black Shift
Course ACLS Recertification
Time 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Date February 23 - C/Gold Shift
Course ACLS Recertification
Time 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Date March 9 - B/Red Shift
Course ACLS Recertification
Time 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Date March 25 - C/Gold Shift
Course ACLS Recertification
Time 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Date April 8 - B/Red Shift
Course ACLS Recertification
Time 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Date April 28 - A/Black Shift
Course ACLS Recertification
Time 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Date May 11 - B/Red Shift
Course ACLS Recertification
Time 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Date May 27 - C/Gold Shift
Course ACLS Recertification
Time 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Date June 10 - B/Red Shift
Course ACLS Recertification
Time 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Date June 22 - B/Red Shift
Course ACLS Recertification
Time 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Date July 8 - C/Gold Shift
Course ACLS Recertification
Time 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Date July 22 - B/Red Shift
Course ACLS Recertification
Time 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Date August 10 - C/Gold Shift
Course ACLS Recertification
Time 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Date August 26 - A/Black Shift
Course ACLS Recertification
Time 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Date September 8 - B/Red Shift
Course ACLS Recertification
Time 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Date September 30 - C/Gold Shift
Course ACLS Recertification
Time 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Date October 12 - C/Gold Shift
Course ACLS Recertification
Time 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Date October 26 - B/Red Shift
Course ACLS Recertification
Time 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Date November 9 - A/Black Shift
Course ACLS Recertification
Time 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Date November 16 - B/Red Shift
Course ACLS Recertification
Time 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Date December 2 - C/Gold Shift
Course ACLS Recertification
Time 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Date December 9 - A/Black Shift
Course ACLS Recertification
Time 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Date Course Time
January 13 - C/Gold Shift ACLS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
January 26 - A/Black Shift ACLS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
February 10 - A/Black Shift ACLS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
February 15 - C/Gold Shift ACLS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
March 10 - B/Red Shift ACLS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
March 23 - C/Gold Shift ACLS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
April 6 - B/Red Shift ACLS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
April 26 - A/Black Shift ACLS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
May 12 - B/Red Shift ACLS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
May 25 - C/Gold Shift ACLS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
June 8 - B/Red Shift ACLS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
June 21 - C/Gold Shift ACLS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
July 6 - C/Gold Shift ACLS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
July 20 - B/Red Shift ACLS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
August 11 - C/Gold Shift ACLS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
August 24 - A/Black Shift ACLS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
September 6 - B/Red Shift ACLS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
September 13 - C/Gold Shift ACLS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
October 13 - C/Gold Shift ACLS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
October 27 - B/Red Shift ACLS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
November 10 - A/Black Shift ACLS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
November 17 - B/Red Shift ACLS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
December 6 - C/Gold Shift ACLS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
December 13 - A/Black Shift ACLS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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