Education

Class Schedule

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The ACLS Provider Course is for advanced health care providers in the hospital or pre-hospital setting.  It is designed to teach you the lifesaving skills required to be a team member or team leader in either setting. 

Specific pre-requisites must be completed and returned two days prior to the class.  Please register in enough time to allow you to complete the pre-work.  Students are required to successfully complete the AHA BLS course and provide a copy of their current (unexpired) BLS card prior to the class.

Course Content

  • Airway management
  • Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device and use of an AED
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
  • Effective Resuscitation Team Dynamics
  • Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
  • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Related pharmacology

Initial Provider Course requires approximately 12-16 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing.

Certification card issued on the next business day.

For the Healthcare Professional who requires advanced Pediatric Life Support in the hospital or pre-hospital setting.  It is designed to teach you the lifesaving skills required to be a team member or  team leader in either setting. 

Specific pre-requisites must be completed and turned in two days prior to the class.  Please register in enough time to allow you to complete the prework.  Students are required to successfully complete the AHA BLS HCP course and provide a copy of current (unexpired) BLS certification card prior to the class.

 1- and 2-rescuer child CPR and AED use

  • 1- and 2-rescuer infant CPR
  • Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
  • Key changes in pediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Management of respiratory emergencies
  • Resuscitation team concept
  • Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
  • Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment
  • Vascular access

Initial Provider Course requires approximately 12-16 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing.

Certification card issued on next business day.

For the Healthcare Professional who requires advanced Pediatric Life Support in the hospital or pre-hospital setting, and have taken the AHA PALS course within the last two years and needs to be updated.   Must have a current AHA PALS card.

Specific pre-requisites must be completed and turned in two days prior to the class.  Please register in enough time to allow you to complete the pre-work.  Students are required to successfully complete the AHA BLS HCP course and provide a copy of current (unexpired) BLS certification card prior to the class.

 1- and 2-rescuer child CPR and AED use

  • 1- and 2-rescuer infant CPR
  • Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
  • Key changes in pediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Management of respiratory emergencies
  • Resuscitation team concept
  • Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
  • Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment
  • Vascular access

Renewal Provider Course requires approximately 6-8 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing.

Certification card issued on next business day.

The Basic Life Support (BLS) Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

The BLS CPR Class covers:

  • Adult, Child, and Infant CPR
  • Conscious and Unconscious Choking for victims of all ages
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use and special considerations
  • Breathing Barriers, Bag Valve Masks, and 2 Rescuer CPR
  • Cardiopulmonary Emergencies and Special Resuscitation Situations

Provider Course requires approximately 4-5 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing.

Certification cards issued on next business day.

Note: All persons who have a need to enter a building owned and/or operated by Shriners Hospitals for Children are required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.  Class attendees who cannot show proof of vaccination will not be permitted to take the course at a Shriners facility.

The ACLS Provider Renewal  Course is for advanced health care providers in the hospital or pre-hospital who has taken the AHA ACLS course within the last two years and has to renew their certification.   It is designed to teach you the lifesaving skills required to be a team member or  team leader in either setting.   Must have current AHA ACLS card.

Specific pre-requisites need to be completed and turned in two days prior to the class.  Please register in enough time to allow you to complete the pre-work.  Students are required to successfully complete the AHA BLS HCP course and provide a copy of current (unexpired) BLS certification card prior to the class.

Course Content

  • Airway management
  • Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device and use of an AED
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
  • Effective Resuscitation Team Dynamics
  • Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
  • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Related pharmacology

Renewal provider course requires approximately 6 - 8 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing.

Certification card issued on the next business day.

The Basic Life Support (BLS) Renewal Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

The BLS CPR Class covers:

  • Adult, Child, and Infant CPR
  • Conscious and Unconscious Choking for victims of all ages
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use and special considerations
  • Breathing Barriers, Bag Valve Masks, and 2 Rescuer CPR
  • Cardiopulmonary Emergencies and Special Resuscitation Situations

Renewal provider course  requires approximately 2.5 - 3.5 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing.

PROOF of CURRENT AHA BLS CARD is REQUIRED

Certification card issued on next business day.

NOTE:  All persons who have a need to enter a building owned and/or operated by Shriners Hospitals for Children are required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.  Class attendees who cannot show proof of vaccination will not be permitted to take the course at a Shriners facility.

Regular business hours are Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, excluding holidaysCash payments accepted at AMR office during business hours.  Online registration through this site is available 24 hours a day if payment is made with a credit card.

AHA = American Heart Association

Note:  Face masks required at AMR facilities.  For classes at Shriners Hospitals for Children, attendees must be able to provide proof of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus.  Attendees who cannot provide proof of vaccination will not be permitted to take the course at a Shriners facility.