ACLS Training Classes & Certifications
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
If you already have Basic Life Support (BLS) training, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) training builds upon those teachings. Understanding and practicing continuous, proper CPR is a life-saving skill. An ACLS course in Utah is based on the science and teachings from the American Heart Association (AHA) and is constantly updated so that students are taught the latest, most effective approaches.
There are two ACLS courses: the basic course and ACLS for Experienced Providers.
At our Utah ACLS course, the program is designed for healthcare workers. Many are directly involved in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or are in a position where ACLS knowledge may be useful. Any healthcare professional working in emergency response, or tandem to it, can greatly benefit from ACLS training.
The course reiterates and expands skills learned in BLS training. This includes a focus on correct chest compressions, how to use a bag-mask device, and how to use an AED. ACLS courses teach students how to recognize and manage respiratory and cardiac arrest in the early stages. The course also teaches how to recognize and manage peri-arrest issues such as symptomatic bradycardia. Students learn airway management techniques, pharmacology related to ACLS, how to manage ACS and strokes, and how to best communicate as both a leader and team member during a resuscitation.
ACLS for Experienced Providers
If you’ve already taken both BLS and ACLS courses, ACLS for Experienced Providers may be for you. In this course, students are taught how to read ECGs and learn more advanced levels of ACLS pharmacology. The ACLS for Experienced Providers courses are meant for those who are regularly in emergency situations and typically treat peri-arrest, arrest, and post-arrest patients.
When taking this course, students are expected to showcase their proficiency in BLS care, which includes proper chest compressions and AED usage. Students will be taught how to recognize and treat (not solely pre-treat) respiratory arrest and cardiac arrest to the point where resuscitation stops or care is transferred. Post-cardiac arrest care is also well-covered in this advanced course.
Choosing the Right ACLS Course for You
Take your BLS training to the next level with a Utah ACLS course. Unsure which one is right for you? Contact our office and we’ll help you determine which course is best suited for you, your needs, and your profession. Bear in mind that ACLS courses are usually exclusive to those who work in a healthcare field but may also be pertinent to those who stand a high chance of being close to someone with respiratory or cardiac issues.
ACLS courses in Utah are convenient to fit in with your busy life. You can schedule an ACLS training that works for you, whether you’re a healthcare provider, daycare provider, parent or grandparent, work with the Scouts or other such organization, or are a fitness trainer or lifeguard. A professional, high-quality training advances careers, restores peace of mind, and saves lives. Schedule your ACLS training in Utah today.