ACLS Renewal Training Class Sacramento, CA
The ACLS Update Course is for students who have a valid ACLS card and need to recertify or update their training. If you are looking for your ACLS initial Training Class, please visit our ACLS Initial Training Class page.
AHA’s ACLS Update Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. This course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS (Basic Life Support Training) skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR.
This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).
Core Features of the ACLS Renewal Training Class
- Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage Active participation
- Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
- Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills
- The Update Course requires approximately 5-6 hours, including skills practice and skills testing.
Why do I need my ACLS card renewed?
The American Heart Association periodically updates its guidelines for how to perform these lifesaving maneuvers. As we discover more, we often find that strategies we thought were effective are actually not as effective as other, newer strategies. Medical science is constantly improving and finding out more about how the human body works. Details such as how many chest compressions to give and when to give the rescue breath depend largely on the effect of oxygen depletion in the human brain and how quickly blood becomes oxygen depleted, for instance. Is it best to continue giving chest compressions or to stop the chest compressions and give a rescue breath? These guidelines change over time as scientists and doctors learn more.
Taking the ACLS renewal class will get you up to date on the most recent information about lifesaving methods.
The ACLS renewal class from NorCal Emergency Medical Training will also help to keep these lifesaving techniques fresh in your mind. When someone two seats down from you on the bus starts to have a heart attack, you do not want to be thinking back to the CPR class you took ten years ago and trying to remember what to do. You need to have the information ready to go because you just took a refresher course this year. During an emergency, people panic. By getting your ACLS card renewed every year, you can help to ensure that you will be the one who does not panic.
We offer ACLS renewal classes in Sacramento, Roseville, and Rancho Cordova. Check out our class schedule and sign up for your spot today!
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