ACLS Certification and Recertification

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Benefit from our experience with online ACLS certification and recertification courses. Our courses allow you to:

  • Train when it’s most convenient for you whether that’s in between patients, a marathon 6-hour stretch, or late nights after work.
  • Start and stop your training whenever you need to. You’ll have access to the course material until you pass the certification exam, so you have the flexibility to study when it works for you.
  • Learn exactly the information you need to keep your skills up-to-date. The curriculum is based on the latest ECC guidelines, and you can spend the most time on those topics you need to brush up on.
  • Get your card immediately as soon as you pass the certification exam. You’ll have access to a digital, printable card right away and your printed card will be mailed out quickly after you pass.

Thousands of healthcare professionals have successfully used our programs, and we work hard to make sure our cards are accepted. Our courses are accredited by a number of third-party, national associations.

Guidelines Taught

Career Step’s ACLS certification and recertification courses are built on the latest ECC guidelines. Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Describe the BLS Primary Survey and ACLS Secondary Survey with critical actions.
  • Describe the important elements of effective resuscitation team dynamics.
  • Describe the clinical situations in which the following airway adjuncts may be used for airway management: oropharyngeal airway (OPA), nasopharyngeal airway (APC), bag-mask ventilation, and advanced airway.
  • Recognize VF and VT on the ECG.
  • Recall indications, contraindications, doses, and routes of administration for drugs recommended for refractory VF/Pulseless VT.
  • Follow the ACLS initial assessment and management recommendations in the ACLS algorithms.
  • Apply the 8 Ds of stroke care and explain why timely action is crucial.
  • Describe the major signs and symptoms of stroke.

Accreditation

Career Step’s ACLS certification and recertification courses are accredited and approved to provide CEU credits in joint partnership with the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM), through the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), and by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA).

This means that our ACLS certification and recertification courses are approved for the following CEUs.

Accrediting Body: Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE)

Program Name CAPCE Code Credit Hours
ACLS Certification 17-CSTEP-F3-001 8 hours
ACLS Recertification 17-CSTEP-F3-002 4 hours

Accrediting Body: Postgraduate Institute of Medicine (PIM) through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)

Program Name Credit Hours
ACLS Certification 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
ACLS Recertification 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Accrediting Body: Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Program Name Credit Hours Code Number Expiration Date
ACLS Certification 8.00 Class A CE Credits 1033980 10/31/2017
ACLS Recertification 4.00 Class A CE Credits 1033981 10/31/2017

Accrediting Body: Postgraduate Institute of Medicine (PIM) through the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation

Program Name Credit Hours
ACLS Certification 8 hours
ACLS Recertification 4 hours

Accrediting Body: Postgraduate Institute of Medicine (PIM) through the American Dental Association (ADA) Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP)

Program Name Credit Hours
ACLS Certification 8 ADA credits
ACLS Recertification 4 ADA credits

Accrediting Body: Postgraduate Institute of Medicine (PIM) through the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

Program Name Contact Hours Universal Activity Number
ACLS Certification 8 hours (0.80 CEUs) 809-999-16-215-H01-P
ACLS Recertification 4 hours (0.40 CEUs) 809-999-16-216-H01-P