American Heart Association BLS and ACLS Courses

AHA BLS ACLS Courses
We provide the American Heart Association HeartCode (blending learning) approach to Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) renewal courses.

We provide the American Heart Association HeartCode (blending learning) approach to Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) renewal courses. HeartCode is a web-based, self-paced instructional program that uses eSimulation technology to allow you to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. Course completion consists of 3 parts: a computer-based cognitive portion (Part 1), a skills practice portion (Part 2), and the skills testing portion (Part 3). Parts 2 and 3 will be completed with WMed faculty and AHA instructors overseeing your activities in the Simulation Center. 

BLS Classes are offered the second Tuesday of each month and ACLS courses remain the Blended Learning option (HeartCode: Part 1 is web-based eSim; Part 2 is Manikin/Team practice, and Part 3 is testing). Part 1 is completed online while parts 2 and 3 practice and testing are completed in the Simulation Center (a minimum of 4 participants is needed to conduct the course).

PALS Blended Learning Heartcode courses are now offered to students who are current or renewing PALS certification (a minimum of 4 participants is needed to conduct the course). ACLS and PALS Initial courses for first-time students will be offered as needed (contact the Simulation Center for details).

Courses are offered for those in need of recertification, with scheduling precedence provided to residents, staff and faculty. Open seats are provided to others of interest as available. Courses are held at the Simulation Center at the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus and/or the WMed Simulation Center at Borgess Medical Center.

July 2017-June 2018 Schedule

WMed AHA Courses BLS   ACLS Part 2 and 3   PALS Part 2 and 3  
  Date Time Date Time Date Time
July 11th 8:30 AM-12:30 PM 13th 8:30 AM-1:30 PM 20th 8:30 AM-1:30 PM
August 8th 8:30 AM-12:30 PM 15th 8:30 AM-1:30 PM    
September 12th 8:30 AM-12:30 PM 19th 8:30 AM-1:30 PM 26th 8:30 AM-1:30 PM
October 10th 8:30 AM-12:30 PM 17th 8:30 AM-1:30 PM 19th 8:30 AM-1:30 PM
November 14th 8:30 AM-12:30 PM 21st 8:30 AM-1:30 PM 16th 8:30 AM-1:30 PM
December 12th 8:30 AM-12:30 PM 19th 8:30 AM-1:30 PM 21st 8:30 AM-1:30 PM
January 9th 8:30 AM-12:30 PM 16th 8:30 AM-1:30 PM 23rd 8:30 AM-1:30 PM
February 13th 8:30 AM-12:30 PM 20th 8:30 AM-1:30 PM 27th 8:30 AM-1:30 PM
March 13th 8:30 AM-12:30 PM 20th 8:30 AM-1:30 PM    
April 10th 8:30 AM-12:30 PM 17th 8:30 AM-1:30 PM    
May 8th 8:30 AM-12:30 PM 15th 8:30 AM-1:30 PM 29th 8:30 AM-1:30 PM
June 12th 8:30 AM-12:30 PM 19th 8:30 AM-1:30 PM    


WMed is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

For ACLS, WMed designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.