ACLS/BLS classes

  1. 0 Is your facility doing your BLS/ACLS using the "online" format? The one where you just show up to do your skills check off after you already did the lecture part online?

    Mark Boswell
    FNP-BC, MSN, CEN, CFRN, CTRN, CPEN, NREMT-P
    (And YES, I take the CEN exam every year!)
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    mwboswell has '18' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'ER, Trauma, ICU/CCU/NICU, EMS, Transport'. From 'Southeast USA'; Joined Aug '06; Posts: 572; Likes: 398.

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  3. Visit  Pixie.RN profile page
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    My former ED in Virginia did ACLS Anywhere for its employees, and the instructors on our staff would do our skills checkoffs on a scheduled basis. (However, I always take the full ACLS for my NREMT-P recert hours...)
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  4. Visit  j621d profile page
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    I completed my ACLS last year online, no problem. I hadn't had the training in over 15 years (i let it lapse as I didn't need it). I completed the check-off and then decided to get my instructor certification (done!). I found online to be less stressful.
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  5. Visit  mpccrn profile page
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    online ACLS is just fun! It's like a video game. It'll let you do anything you want.....even give epi during VT haha. I wouldn't go back to the regular course!
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  6. Visit  nrsang97 profile page
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    No we don't have the option to renew online. I wish we did.
  7. Visit  nurseryRN14 profile page
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    I need to get certified. Whats the link if you don't mind for ACLS.
  8. Visit  mwboswell profile page
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    Lunah; AND you take the FULL class b/c we all know you LOOOOVE learning so much! Stay safe!
  9. Visit  mwboswell profile page
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    Yep, you can play around with it for a bit before you submit "is that your final answer"...!
  10. Visit  mwboswell profile page
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    You don't have the "option" - you mean they won't pay for it that way right? I'm sure if you spent your own money you could do it?
  11. Visit  mwboswell profile page
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    There's lots of links. What you want to look for is to make sure it's American Heart Association. They are the only one who use research/evidence based design. All others have pretty much just copied their methodology. AND a lot of employers will only take AHA courses. Good luck.
  12. Visit  LegzRN profile page
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    We renew BLS online and go for a quick 15 min skill check. As far as ACLS is concerned, we take an online pretest, then take an 8 hour renewal class.
  13. Visit  Pixie.RN profile page
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    Quote from mwboswell
    Lunah; AND you take the FULL class b/c we all know you LOOOOVE learning so much! Stay safe!
    Yes, I am an education addict ... ABLS, ITLS, NRP, PALS, ACLS, BLS, AMLS, TNCC, ENPC .... you name it! Hahahaha!
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  14. Visit  ByTheLake profile page
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    Quote from mwboswell
    Is your facility doing your BLS/ACLS using the "online" format? The one where you just show up to do your skills check off after you already did the lecture part online?
    Yes, unfortunately. For renewals, it's no big deal. The online format is easy enough to use, and it tests whether or not you know your stuff. However, for a first-time certification, a live class with a living, breathing instructor who can answer questions, explain more clearly, give feedback, etc. I think would be preferred. Also, if you do the online format, you aren't given a print book, only temporary access to a PDF file that you can't even print as a whole. I was very unhappy that online was my only option for my first cert.


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