ACLS (Initial/Renewal) Pre-Course Letter
Instructor Led Course
Dear ACLS Course Student:
Thank you for choosing Beat to Beat Training LLC! Welcome to the ACLS Course. The ACLS Provider Course is designed to teach you the lifesaving skills required to be both a team member and a team leader in either an in-hospital or an out-of-hospital setting. Because the ACLS Provider Course covers extensive material in a short time, you will need to prepare for the course beforehand.
1. Complete the pre-course preparation checklist that came with your ACLS Provider Manual. Bring the checklist with you to the course.
2. Review the course agenda.
3. Review and understand the information in your ACLS Provider Manual. Pay particular attention to the 10 cases in Part 5.
4. The resuscitation scenarios require that your BLS skills and knowledge are current. You will be tested on 1-rescuer adult CPR and AED skills at the beginning of the ACLS Provider Course. You must know this in advance, since you will not be taught how to do CPR or how to use an AED.
5. Review, understand, and complete the MANDATORY ECG and Pharmacology Pre-course Self-Assessment on the Student Website.
To access, go to https://elearning.heart.org/course/424
Utilize your course manual to access the student supplementary materials for your course. These materials are provided to give you additional information you may find helpful for the course.
ACLS and PALS courses include a Pre-course Self-Assessment that is required for entry into the course.
A score of 70% or higher is necessary to pass and print your report.
Remember to read and study ahead of time since you will not be taught how to read or interpret ECGs in the course, nor will you be taught details about ACLS pharmacology.
6. Print your scores for the MANDATORY Pre-course Self-Assessment and bring them with you to class or email us a screenshot of your self-assessment.
You will find the most common FAQs and agenda by clicking on the links below. This will help you prepare for the course ahead. Take note that AHA requires students to have the most current Provider Manual to prior, during and post class. You will be able to refer to it during the exam. If you wish, you may also choose to purchase the most current AHA’s Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Providers (optional), which you may bring to the course to use as a reference guide during some of the stations in the course. To order your manual, visit https://shopcpr.heart.org/.
Review both the agenda and the manual before coming to class so that you can be more comfortable with the course. Remember, the ACLS Provider Course does not teach algorithms, ECG rhythm recognition, or pharmacology. If you do not learn and understand the ECG and pharmacology information in the Precourse Self-Assessment, it is unlikely that you can successfully complete the ACLS Provider Course.
Plan to arrive on time because it will be difficult for late students to catch up once we start. Students are expected to attend and participate in the entire course. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. You will be practicing skills that require working on your hands and knees, bending, standing, and lifting. If you have physical conditions that might prevent you from participating in the course, please tell one of the instructors when you arrive for the course. The instructor will work to accommodate your needs within the stated course completion requirements. We look forward to welcoming you.
For information regarding course pricing, refer to the link below. An invoice will be sent to you shortly. Remember, your seat is NOT GUARANTEED until the course has been paid in FULL. You will be automatically dropped from the course if payment has not been received within 24 hours upon receiving your invoice. If you have any questions about the course, you can reach us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at +1-(928)-210-1002, or through the contact us link.
Instructor Led vs Blended Learning- https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=24MGC_U6Icg
Disclaimer: The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association, and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the Association.