Life Support Training Center Classes

New
Class

Allow 8-10 hours to complete the online portion of this course.

The American Heart Association (AHA) HeartCode® is a web-based, self-paced instructional program that uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings.

  • In this environment, students apply their knowledge to real-time decision making and skills development
  • Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning
  • The online cognitive portion must be paired with a hands-on skills practice and testing session with an AHA ACLS Instructor
  • Skills practice and testing with a manikin will take approx. 1-2 hours and will be held at the LSTC.

Requirements:

  • Access to computer
  • Current email address

Credits:

CE/CME/CEH up to 10.25 hours available through the AHA.

The AHA HeartCode® ACLS covers:

  • Key changes reflecting the 2010 AHA Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Ten adult patient cases with up to four healthcare providers presented through eSimulation technology:
    • 1 BLS case
    • 7 cases representing cardiovascular, respiratory and stroke emergencies
    • 2 Megacodes
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Recognition and early management of periarrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
  • Airway management
  • Related pharmacology
  • Management of acute coronary syndromes and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

An AHA ACLS course completion card will be issued upon successful completion of the online cognitive portion and skills sessions.

Fee: $250 includes AHA HeartCode® online access code and skills check.

Once you register for a skills check date, the online access code will be emailed to you.

New
Class

This American Heart Association (AHA) renewal/update course is designed for healthcare providers who have already taken ACLS and either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies.

Through lecture, video and active participation in simulated cases, students will enhance their skills in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiopulmonary arrest, acute arrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

Requirements:

  • Valid BLS and ACLS cards
  • Basic EKG interpretation skills
  • Basic ACLS pharmacology

Credits: 6 CA BRN CE

Important concepts covered:

  • The Basic Life Support (BLS) survey
  • High-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • The ACLS survey and algorithms
  • Effective resuscitation team dynamics
  • Immediate post-cardiac care

An AHA ACLS course completion card will be issued at the end of the course upon successful completion of skills demonstration and written examination.

Fee: $260, includes ACLS manual and CPR/ECC Handbook

New
Class

Dates/Time:

Day 1: 8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Day 2: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Course onformation:

This American Heart Association (AHA) course is an intensive 2-day course designed for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies.

Through lecture, video and active participation in simulated cases, students will enhance their skills in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiopulmonary arrest, acute arrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

Prerequisites:

  • Valid BLS-HCP card
  • Basic EKG rhythm interpretation skills
  • Basic ACLS pharmacotherapy

Credits:
12 CA BRN CE must attend and compete both days.

Day 1:

  • BLS and ACLS survey
  • Science overview
  • Team approach
  • ACS
  • Respiratory/airway management
  • Adult CPR/AED
  • Stroke
  • Pharmacology and ECG review
  • megacode introduction and practice

Day 2:

  • Putting it All Together learning stations
  • Megacode testing
  • Written test

Important concepts covered:

  • The Basic Life Support (BLS) survey
  • High-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • The ACLS survey and algorithms
  • Effective resuscitation team dynamics
  • Immediate post-cardiac care

An AHA ACLS course completion card will be issued at the end of day 2 upon successful completion of skills demonstration and written examination.

Fees: $350.00 includes:

  • ACLS manual
  • CPR/ECC Handbook
  • ECG/Pharmacology workbook

If you need more information about a course, click below to view the course descriptions.

If you have questions about the courses offered, view the FAQ list (PDF).

2013 - 2014 Courses and Schedule

View our courses and schedules located on our registration page.

CEPD New Location

Palo Alto Tech Center (PATC)
1850 Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto, CA 94043

  • On our registration page, click on the calendar tab to view list of upcoming ACLS and BLS class schedule and class descriptions.
  • See course descriptions for pre-requisite information. Lunch provided for ACLS classes only.

Registration

View the CEPD Online Registration site.

To register by mail, send completed form and check to:

  • Center for Education
    300 Pasteur Drive, MC 5534
    Stanford, CA 94305-5534

Make check payable to Stanford Hospital and Clinics. A confirmation letter will be emailed to you upon receipt of your payment.

Remember: Our programs are frequently full and often have waiting lists.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in ECC and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. This material is supplied on a cost basis. Its use in an instructional course does not represent sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the Association.

Life Support contact information

Please call Teresa Garcia at the Life Support Training Center at 650-725-9938 if you have any questions regarding courses offered by the Life Support Training Center.

For information regarding community based CPR classes, including Heartsaver AED and Family and Friends, please contact:

Lisa Curtis, RN, MSN
Phone: 650-723-1679
Email: lcurtis@stanfordmed.org