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Events & Classes Advanced Life Support Classes

The Rush University Medical Center Training Center in Chicago, Illinois, has been designated a training center by the American Heart Association (AHA). Courses include:

We also offer classes for health care providers. These advanced life support courses are intended for participants who provide health care to patients in a wide variety of settings, including in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.

BLS: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers

Audience:

  • The Healthcare Provider course is intended for participants who provide health care to patients in a wide variety of settings, including in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.
  • The course is designed to teach the skills of CPR for victims of all ages (including ventilation with barrier device, a bag-mask device and oxygen), use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and relief of foreign body airway obstruction (FBAO). 

Core Elements:

  • Adult/child/infant CPR
  • Barrier devices
  • Relief of foreign body airway obstruction (Choking)
  • Automated external defibrillator (AED)

Course Length:

  • 5-6 hours (full course)
  • 3 hours (renewal course)

Certification card issued upon successful completion.

ACLS: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

Audience:

  • Designed for health care providers who have a duty to respond to medical emergencies. 
  • Must have proof of a current Healthcare Provider CPR card to attend.

Core Elements:

  • Recognition and therapy of the major ACLS emergency conditions, airway management and electrical therapy.
  • Simulated team resuscitation.

Course Length:

  • Full course
    • 13-15 hours (two-day format)   
    • 10 hours (one-day format)
  • Renewal course
    • 4.5 hours

Certification card issued upon successful completion.

PALS: Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Audience:

  • Designed for health care providers who have a duty to respond to medical emergencies involving infants and children.
  • Must have proof of a current Healthcare Provider card to attend.

Core Elements:

  • Case based studies, special conditions predisposing infants and children to cardiopulmonary arrest.
  • Simulated team resuscitation.

Course Length:

  • Full course 13-15 hours (two-day format)
  • Renewal course 5 hours

Certification card issued upon successful completion.


Courses are offered during the week as well as on weekends. For more information — or if you are an AHA instructor interested in affiliation with the Rush Training Center — please call (312) 942-3556, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location:
Armour Academic Center
600 South Paulina St., Room 760
Chicago, IL 60612

Telephone:
(312) 942-3556



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