Advanced Life Support Certification
Thank you for your interest in the Advanced Life Support Courses at the University of Rochester Medical Center. In 2010 the American Heart Association released the updated guidelines for resuscitation based on the latest science. Therefore, we are ready to provide the latest information to our attendees in the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).
The URMC American Heart Association Training Center is honored to have Faculty that have had a significant role in authoring the new PALS materials. Additionally, several Training Center Faculty have appointments as State and Regional Faculty members, therefore enhancing the quality of our programs.
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
The ACLS program teaches the healthcare provider how to recognize patients experiencing a life threatening cardiovascular emergency and management of a patient in sudden cardiac arrest. The ACLS program integrates both didactic and hands on learning. Students have to pass a written evaluation and a megacode skills station for successful completion.
The cost of the 2 Day Provider Course is $395 and the cost of the 1 Day Renewal Course is $340. If your Provider certification has expired you will need to enroll in the 2 Day Provider (as there is no longer a grace period). You will need to check with your employer as to whether you need to be certified in ACLS.
Please see the listing below for courses available and click on the links to view more information and register online.
2013 Course Listings
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
The PALS Program is designed for healthcare providers who are involved in the care of critically ill children. The PALS curriculum consists of both didactic sessions and skill stations. The program is designed around the Evaluate, Identify, and Intervene model.
The cost of the 2 Day Provider Course is $375 and the cost of the 1 Day Renewal Course is $350. If your Provider certification has expired you will need to enroll in the 2 Day Provider (as there is no longer a grace period). You will need to check with your employer as to whether you need to be certified in PALS.
Please see the listing below for courses available, and click on the links to view more information and register online.
2013 Course Listings
The University of Rochester Medical Center American Heart Training Center PALS program offers agencies the opportunity to host a PALS provider or renewal course onsite. We will work with your staff to schedule and present the complete PALS program at your facility. Minimum class sizes and some restrictions apply. If interested, please contact David Leven, Clinical Skills Administrator at (585) 275-7411 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pediatric Emergency Assessment Recognition & Stabilization (PEARS)
The PEARS course is offered to agencies and institutions needing staff trained in the “Assess, Categorize, Decide and Act” model of PALS, but does not provide patient care to acutely ill children on a regular basis.