I recall a thread in the not too distant past that mentioned the availability of online ACLS and PALS re-certification courses. While browsing online, I came across this piece of information that is available at www.acls.net/
ALCS.net has received numerous inquiries about totally web-based Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification courses. ACLS.net strongly advises against such courses. Teaching ACLS and PALS involves intensive, person-to-person interaction, and hands-on practice in the use of lifesaving equipment.
Additionally, these courses are not approved by the American Heart Association and you will not be issued an American Heart Association ACLS/PALS card after completing such online courses.
Aug 26, '04
I agree with your argument 100%, as this these are the things that we deal with on a daily basis. My biggest concern is that the AHA does not recognize it as certification, which led me to question the validity of taking such courses. Has anyone had any problems?
Last edit by charles-thor on Aug 26, '04