Advanced Life Support
The primary purpose of the American Red Cross Advanced Life Support (ALS) course provides participants with the knowledge and skills they need to assess, recognize and care for patients who are experiencing a cardiovascular, cerebrovascular or respiratory emergency. When a patient experiences a life-threatening emergency, healthcare providers need to act swiftly and promptly. The course emphasizes providing high-quality patient care by integrating psychomotor skills, rhythm interpretation, electrical interventions and pharmacologic knowledge with critical thinking and problem solving to achieve the best possible patient outcomes.
PARTICIPANTS MUST MEET ALL PREREQUISITES TO TAKE THE COURSE.
Instructor Led: 10 hours, 15 minutes
Blended Learning: Approx. 3.5 hours online; 3-4.5 hours in-person
To successfully complete the Advanced Life Support (ALS) course, candidate must:
Attend and actively participate in all course sessions.
Demonstrate competency in all required skills.
Demonstrate competency in leading a team response during the team response testing scenarios.
Successfully pass the final written exam with a minimum grade of 84%.
CERTIFICATE ISSUED/ VALIDITY PERIOD
Advanced Life Support is valid for 2 years.
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