Safeguard CPR is the Best Way. We are open everyday from 10am – 10pm in Alpharetta offering BLS, CPR, First Aid, ACLS, and PALS. All cards are sent electronically immediately after the completion of your class.
Safeguard CPR offers the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) course to build on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of preventing cardiac arrest, early and continuous high-quality CPR, and high-performing teams.
The course reflects science and education from the 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).
This is a must-have course for paramedics, nurses, respiratory therapists, and physicians. Learn how to lead and run a full arrest.
Walk out with the confidence to take charge and make a difference.
Skills are taught in large-group sessions and small-group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.
After successfully completing this course, students should be able to:
Define systems of care
Apply the BLS, Primary, and Secondary Assessments sequence for a systematic evaluation of adult patients
Discuss how the use of a rapid response team (RRT) or medical emergency team (MET) may improve patient outcomes
Discuss early recognition and management of Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS), including appropriate disposition
Discuss early recognition and management of stroke, including appropriate disposition
Recognize bradycardias and tachycardias that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome
Perform early management of bradycardias and tachycardias that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome
Model effective communication as a member or leader of a high-performance team
Recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance
Recognize respiratory arrest
Perform early management of respiratory arrest
Recognize cardiac arrest
Perform prompt, high-quality BLS including prioritizing early chest compressions and integrating early automated external defibrillator (AED) use
Perform early management of cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including immediate post–cardiac arrest care
Evaluate resuscitative efforts during a cardiac arrest through continuous assessment of CPR quality, monitoring the patient’s physiologic response, and delivering real-time feedback to the team
ACLS Provider Course Completion Requirements
You will be using your ACLS Provider Manual throughout the course.
Pass the Adult High-Quality BLS Skills Test
Pass the Bag-Mask Ventilation Skills Test with OPA/NPA insertion
Demonstrate competency in learning station skills
Pass the Megacode test
Pass the open-resource exam with a minimum score of 84%
An open-resource exam allows students the ability to use available resources, such as the ECC Handbook and Provider Manual, posters, algorithms, etc, to process information analytically but also to think independently and creatively with curriculum content.
ACLS Provider Course Cost
(Payment must be received at least 24 hours prior to class time or $25 Walk-In fee applies. If paying less than 24 hours you must call for availability first.)
ACLS Provider Course Schedule
ACLS Provider Card
ACLS Provider is a credentialed course. Providers who successfully complete the ACLS course receive a course completion card valid for two years.
ACLS Provider Course Estimated Time
Times are based on a recommended ratio of 6 students to 1 Instructor to 1 manikin. ACLS ILT Full Course: 10.25 – 11.25 hours without breaks
Successful completion is based on achievement of the core learning objectives rather than a prescribed instruction time.
Mandatory Precourse Self-Assessment and Precourse Work Requirements
All students must complete the Precourse Self-Assessment and achieve a score of at least 70% before taking the ACLS Course.
Once a student has passed the Precourse Self-Assessment, they will gain access to the Precourse Work video lessons.
All video lessons must be reviewed before entering the classroom.
Students must print their successful Precourse Self-Assessment completion certificate and bring it with them