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ACLS Certification: The Online Option

March 16, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 230

ACLS stands for Advanced Cardiac Life Support, it encompasses a set of clinical knowledge methods and practices for the treatment of cardiac arrest, stroke or any other emergency that may be life threatening. It is, therefore, very advanced and requires expertise training and practice to carry it out effectively.

Many professional medical workers who have basic life support training may benefit from ACLS training which includes the management of the patient's airways, reading and interpreting of electrocardiograms amongst other specialized techniques.

With advancements in technology you do not need to attend a class physically to attain ACLS certification. There are many Internet or online options that provide the necessary training and the advantage is that they are designed to accommodate your busy schedule, it is faster, easily accessible and more reliable and at the end of it all this process will have contributed its part in adding to the number of professional who are highly trained and skilled when it comes to matters of the heart by providing you with your own ACLS card. ACLS recertification is also provided as a refresher course.

An example of one of the best certified online providers is the ACLS training Association. The courses offered are usually developed and approved by licensed physician within the states of America. Institutions such as the National Board for Emergency Continuing Medical Education (NBECME) have and continue to be part of the ACLS course accreditation so that quality and professionalism is, additionally, maintained throughout.

By enrolling in such a program you get to enjoy benefits such as a free study guide and an instant ACLS card will be emailed to you as soon as you pass the ACLS Exam. The card can be printed and used as proof of certification while you wait for your free hard copy card to be mailed to you.

To pass the exam you need to score at least 80%, you will have four attempts in total, 3 of which will be retakes, but worry not there are only about 75 questions and all have multiple choices. If you feel you are not prepared for it then there is the option of fully utilizing the free unlimited practice exams until you are ready.

After passing your exam and receiving your card you can still decide to continue with your online ACLS courses by utilizing the free hours that are usually provided, this hours range from 4-8 depending on nature of your course i.e. certification or a recertification.

There exist ACLS online guidelines which are usually updated by the American heart association and the international liaison committee on resuscitation. They were recently updated in 2010 and they focus on basic life support (BLS) as the core component.

Whether it be for a basic life support learner who wants to upgrade their skill or a mid level profession seeking ACLS renewal, the online option is important in ensuring medical workers easily attain the best professional qualifications and continue to be the best at saving lives.

Uriah Truman is the author of this article on ACLS. Find more information, about ACLS Certification here.

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