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Stanford Center for Education and Professional Development (CEPD): Life Support Classes
Updates related to COVID-19 Developments
ACLS & BLS Re-certifications:
Click here to view the course modifications we have made for staff with ACLS & BLS cards expiring in March and April.
Staff with cards expiring after April (May and beyond): Please continue to check our registration site for updates. We are closely monitoring COVID-19 developments and will update our website in the coming weeks.
Non-Stanford participants: we encourage you to work with your employer. Classes will re-open to the public once we receive clearance.
The Center for Education and Professional Development (CEPD) is closely following developments related to the spread of COVID-19, the 2019 novel coronavirus.
Our highest priority and responsibility are to protect the health and safety of our staff, course participants and faculty so we can continue to serve our patients and community.
In an effort to meet the organizational and county request to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in large gatherings, effective immediately we are suspending all elective CEPD events scheduled through April 30.
In addition, we will waive cancellation fees for self-cancelled courses offered in March and April.
CEPD-sponsored courses and orientation programs required to maintain work status will continue at this time with modifications.
We are working closely with our partners in HR and ELR leadership to ensure alignment with regulatory guidelines.
Life Support classes (Basic Life Support: BLS and Advanced Cardiac Life Support: ACLS) will continue and have been modified in alignment with AHA guidelines related to COVID-19:
Staff with expiring provider cards in March and April, are given a 60-day extensionper AHA guidelines.
All full day live classes will be converted to online Heart Code modules.
OnlineHeart Code Modules that coincide with current expiration date MUST be completed in the same month as expiration date.
All Hands-on skills checks will be postponed until we receive clearance from regulating bodies.
The CEPD will send communication related to rescheduled Hands-on skills check.
We understand the challenges facing our organization and community due to the unpredictability of COVID19 and appreciate your contributions to our efforts to serve our community.