Center for Virtual Care's Simulation
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS): Renewal
8 a.m. to Noon
Center for Virtual Care
Course # 06859
Class dates in red are full.
This ACLS renewal course utilizes small group training using the Human Patient Simulator (HPS). The refresher course is designed for health-care providers who have previously taken ACLS and participate in the resuscitation of patients. In this course you will receive training in effective team behaviors and have the opportunity to practice as a team member and team leader. At the end of the course you will participate in a mega-code testing station. A simulated cardiac arrest scenario will test your knowledge of core case material and skills, knowledge of algorithms, understanding of arrhythmia interpretation and use of appropriate basic drug therapy. The small group setting enhances the simulation experience.
This course does not teach algorithms, ECG or pharmacology information. If you do not understand the ECG and pharmacology information in the pre-course assessment tests, it is unlikely that you can successfully complete the ACLS renewal course.
A loaner text, AHA ACLS Provider Manual 2011 for UC Davis Health System staff may be picked up at our office. Books can be picked up approximately one month prior to class and no less than one week before class. Community participants must purchase their own books per AHA policy. Participants are responsible for reviewing materials prior to the class. Loaner texts must be returned in good condition the day of class. Participants are responsible for the cost of the text if it is not returned or returned in poor condition. Textbooks are available for purchase at the Center for Professional Practice of Nursing, UC Davis Sacramento Store or through the American Heart Association.
Prerequisites and preparation
The following knowledge and skills are required for successful course completion:
- BLS skills
- ECG rhythm interpretation for core ACLS rhythms
- Basic ACLS drug and pharmacology knowledge
- Practical application of ACLS rhythms and drugs
- Effective resuscitation team concepts
- Proof of a current ACLS provider card; A copy of AHA ACLS provider course completion card must be submitted at time of registration.
Directions to complete the ACLS pre-test will be available in the student manual. Students who have not studied and prepared for this course will be rescheduled into another class to allow them adequate preparation for successful completion of the class.
Class size is limited to four participants. Teamwork is an important component of this class and all four participants are needed. Students are expected to attend and participate in the entire course as it is difficult for late students to catch up once the class starts.
C.E. contact hours
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 26, for 4.0 contact hours (an additional 4.0 contact hours available for pre-study).
Please select a class date above and complete the registration form. If using a credit card, submit the registration form and phone in your credit card number to (916) 734-9790. If paying by check, please print the registration form, attach your check made payable to UC Regents, and mail to:
Center for Professional Practice of Nursing
4900 Broadway, Suite 1630
Sacramento, CA 95820
Registration is confirmed only after proof of current AHA ACLS provider card and registration fee are received. ACLS provider cards can be faxed to 703-9903.
UC Davis employees
$100 registration fee (an additional $50 deposit is required for textbook). The course fee can be recharged to your department with manager approval. Please submit the registration form with manager's signature and cost center number to recharge to CPPN, 4900 Broadway, Suite 1630 or fax to 703-9903
$140 registration fee.
Community participants must purchase their own books. Detailed information provided under course materials.
Cancellation must be requested fourteen days prior to class to receive a full refund or deposit. A $50 service fee will be charged after this date. If the provider cancels the course a full refund will be provided.
Consistent with UC Davis policy, faculty are expected to disclose:
- Any significant financial interests or other relationships with manufacturers of commercial products and/or providers of commercial services discussed in their presentations.
- Any "off-label" uses for pharmaceutical and medical device products discussed in their presentations.
The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent speakers with significant financial or other relationships from making presentations, but rather to provide listeners with information on which they can make their own judgments. A complete faculty disclosure statement and acknowledgment of commercial support for this program will be included in the syllabus provided at the activity.
The AHA strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in CPR, ACLS, and PALS 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 AHA.
Persons with disabilities
Individuals needing special accommodations may call the Center for Professional Practice of Nursing at (916) 734-9790.
Parking is available in parking lots 4, 12 and 17 with a UC Davis parking permit. A daily permit is available for purchase for $6 from the kiosks in lots 14 (2nd Ave. & 45th St.) and 18 (49th St. & V St.). Parking is also available in the parking structure closest to the main hospital entrance, at the corner of Stockton Blvd. and Colonial Way. Rates in all attended lots are $2 for each hour.
Polly Butler, D.T.R.
SimSuite® ACLS instructor
Jennifer Meyer, R.C.I.S., C.R.T.
SimSuite Clinical Educator