As part of nursing, we are dedicated to training Cleveland Clinic employees, instructors and members of our community to save lives during our NRP, BLS/CPR, ACLS and PALS courses.
Changes to Get with the Guidelines Metrics for 2017 (aka code documentation)
Confirmation of airway is needed when a device is placed AND if the device was already in place (new).
Earn BLS during ACLS and PALS
We heard you — and are making our ACLS- and PALS-certified caregivers BLS-ready.
You can now demonstrate your proficiency in your Basic Life Support (BLS) certification during Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) training, earning basic and advanced course completion eCards without the need to schedule and attend another 4-hour course.
Your confidence in performing life-saving CPR skills contributes to patient safety every day — so we streamlined our advanced agendas and maximized teaching efficiencies to ensure the best use of your time away from your patients and families.
In addition to saving you time, this initiative will allow us to offer additional ACLS and PALS courses, giving you more flexibility in choosing a class date that works with your schedule.
While this roll-out will be optional, we expect its popularity to grow quickly until it becomes a regular feature of ACLS and PALS training in the Cleveland Clinic enterprise.
To take advantage of this opportunity, simply schedule your ACLS or PALS course in CCLC. During the course, you will complete the advanced course requirements in addition to the open-resource BLS written test and either the infant BLS skills test for ACLS providers or the adult BLS skills test for PALS providers.
If you have questions about this change, please contact Brian Kissinger, Enterprise AHA Department Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mock Code Requests:
New AHA BLS Format
One Course for All Providers (new or renewing) — PRO 2700 in CCLC
View calendars of upcoming AHA courses (BLS, ACLS, PALS and Heartsaver), Airway and NRP courses, registration details and fees.
The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognize Cleveland Clinic for achieving 85% or higher compliance with all Get With The Guidelines® - Resuscitation Achievement Measures for 24 consecutive months to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.