Community Training Center

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​American Heart Association Approved Training

Harborview Medical Center is an authorized training center for the American Heart Association (AHA). The AHA is the recognized authority in resuscitation science and training.

Harborview offers many opportunities through the Community Training Center (CTC). To register online for any of our courses, click the appropriate register online button.

To view a complete list of our classes, refer to our ​course calendar (PDF).

Unless noted in the confirmation, all BLS training is held in the Research & Training Building located at 300 Ninth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104. Refer to the whiteboard, located in the lobby, for the room number. ACLS training is held in the Ninth & Jefferson Building at 908 Jefferson Street, Third Floor, ISIS Simulation Training Center.

You can reschedule your registration to another ​class no more than once. Additional date changes will be charged a new registration fee. Failure to attend, or cancel more than 24 hours before the course will result in forfeiture of course fees and require a new registration for any future course.

ALL REGISTRATION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
In the rare instance that a course is repeated to obtain a certification a 50% reduced fee will apply.


ACLS New Provider (two-day)

$260 - Other participant (text included)
$200 - UWMC Faculty & Nursing (library text included)
$35 - ECC handbook (2010) - optional
$60 - BLS Renewal Certification - optional

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For new providers or to review material
This two-day ACLS course is designed for healthcare professionals whose occupation requires proficiency in ACLS skills. It is appropriate for providers with some knowledge of cardiac rhythms and pharmacology but who have not taken ACLS education in the past, for those whose cards have expired, or who would like a review of the guidelines. This course includes skills testing and a written evaluation.
Precourse Preparation/Requirements

You should prepare for the course by doing the following:

  1. Review the course agenda.
  2. Review and understand the information in your ACLS Provider Manual. Pay particular attention to the 10 cases in Part 5.
  3. The resuscitation scenarios require that your BLS skills and knowledge are current with the latest (2010) guidelines. Competency testing for 1-rescuer adult CPR and AED skills will take place at the beginning of the ACLS Provider Course. Participants are expected to come into the course proficient in these skills.
  4. Review, understand, and complete the ECG and Pharmacology Precourse Self-Assessment. This class will not teach reading or interpretation of ECGs nor basic pharmacology.
  5. Evidence of Precourse Self-Assessment completion is required to participate in the course. A certificate may be printed and presented at the course or screen shots are also accepted.

If you would like to renew your BLS certification, please contact the CTC Office (206-744-5027 or hmcctc@uw.edu) to make arrangements. Preparation and additional fees apply.

Please Note: Evidence of precourse completion must be presented at the time of the course in order to participate.

Education Credit: 9.4 CEUs
​ ​Class times:

  • ​​​8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (day one)
  • 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (day two)

ACLS evening New Provider courses will be offered at a new time beginning April 4, 2014.

  • 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (day one)
  • 3:00 p.m. –   7:00 p.m. (day two)

Provider cards and contact hour certificates will be issued upon successful completion of course.​


A​CLS Renewal (one-day)​

$180.00 - Other participant (text not included)
$125.00 - UWMC Faculty & Nursing (library text included)
$35.00 - 2010 ACLS provider manual - optional
$35.00 - 2010 ECC handbook - optional
$60.00 - BLS Renewal Certification - optional

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Must have current ACLS provider card

This one-day ACLS renewal class will provide health-care providers with previous ACLS education the opportunity to update their skills in accordance with the standards and guidelines for the American Heart Association. The following knowledge and skills will be evaluated followed by a written evaluation:

  • ACLS algorithms
  • Rhythm recognition
  • BLS proficiency
  • ACLS pharmacology

Precourse Preparation/Requirements

You should prepare for the course by doing the following:

  1. Review the course agenda.
  2. Review and understand the information in your 2010 ECC Handbook pages 6-68.
  3. The resuscitation scenarios require that your BLS skills and knowledge are current with the latest (2010) guidelines. Competency testing for one-rescuer adult CPR and AED skills will take place at the beginning of the ACLS Provider Course. Participants are expected to come into the course proficient in these skills.
  4. Review, understand, and complete the ECG and Pharmacology Precourse Self-Assessment. This class will not teach reading or interpretation of ECGs nor basic pharmacology.
  5. Evidence of Precourse Self-Assessment completion is required to participate in the course. A certificate may be printed and presented at the course or screen shots are also accepted.​

If you would like to renew your BLS certification, please contact the CTC Office (206-744-5027 or hmcctc@uw.edu) to make arrangements.  Preparation and additional fees apply.

Please Note: Evidence of precourse completion must be presented at the time of the course in order to participate.

Education Credit: 3.7 CEUs

Class times:

  • 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (one day)

Provider cards and contact hour certificates will be issued upon successful completion of course.

Note: Renewal courses provide a limited review and then move right into testing stations . For a more in-depth review of ACLS content, consideration should be given to the two-day course.


ACLS Online (Heartcode ACLS Part 1)

$180.00 - (​text not included)
$125.00 - UWMC Faculty & Nursing (library text included)

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Must have current ACLS provider card

This course is designed for healthcare professionals (physicians, nurses, EMS personnel, etc.) who are renewing their ACLS Provider status. This course is designed with the experienced provider in mind and is recommended for those who are actively involved in cardiac arrest resuscitation codes.

Part 1: Complete online portion by purchasing a key from the UW Medicine Community Training Center at Harborview Medical Center. Through interactive case-based micro-simulation technology, this course teaches:​

  • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions that may result in cardiac arrest or complicated resuscitation outcomes.
  • Management of cardiac arrest until return of spontaneous circulation, termination of resuscitation, or transfer of care.
  • Recognition of life threatening clinical situations such as stroke.
  • Identification and treatment of ischemic chest pain and expedition of the care of patients with acute coronary syndromes.
  • Effective communication as a member or leader of a resuscitation team and how to recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance.
  • Basic life support care, including prioritizing chest compressions and integrating an AED.

Course can be completed in approximately six hours and includes a written exam.

Part 2: After completion of the online portion, the student should call the UW Medicine Community Training Center at Harborview Medical Center to schedule completion of the skills testing portion. Students must complete a testing session by an AHA ACLS Instructor that includes successful management of a Mega Code, one-rescuer CPR, AED use, mouth-to-mask and bag-mask ventilation (OPA & NPA included) to earn their AHA ACLS provider card.  Students must bring their online certificate of completion to the skills testing session in order to participate. Participants should allow two​ hours for testing however, most participants complete the testing in an hour or less.

Please Note: Evidence of precourse completion must be presented at the time of the course in order to participate.

Provider cards will be issued upon successful completion of course.


ACLS for Experienced Providers (ACLS-EP)


$300.00 - Other Participant (includes book)
$200.00 - UWMC Faculty & Nursing (library text included)

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Must have current ACLS provider card

This course is designed to improve outcomes in complex cardiovascular, respiratory and other (e.g., metabolic, toxicologic) emergencies by expanding on core ACLS guidelines and encouraging critical thinking and decision-making strategies. Through instruction and active participation in case-based scenarios, learners enhance their skills in the differential diagnosis and treatment of pre-arrest, arrest and post-arrest patients. The ACLS EP Course is for seasoned healthcare providers who are proficient in performing BLS and ACLS skills, reading and interpreting ECGs, and understanding ACLS pharmacology and who regularly lead or participate in emergency assessment and treatment of pre-​arrest, arrest or post-​arrest patients. This audience includes physicians, paramedics and emergency department or critical care nurses.
Provider cards will be issued upon successful completion of course.
Precourse Requirements

 

  • Registrations must include a copy (front and back) of a current American Heart Association ACLS provider card.
  • Registrations for this course will include a key to access an on online ACLS Provider exam.  The exam must be completed prior to attending the course with a score of not less than 84%.  Evidence of completion must be presented in order to participate.
  • Participants will be tested on use of current BLS and ACLS skills and knowledge at the beginning of the course and before proceeding into the Experienced Provider portion of the course.  Testing will include one-rescuer adult CPR and AED skills, mouth-to-mask and bag-mask ventilation skills (OPA and NPA included), and Mega C​ode skills

Please note:  All prerequisites must be completed in order to participate in the course. Harborview staff must be approved for attendance through the UW Medicine Community Training Center as part of the registration process.


ACLS Instructor

$325.00 - Other participant/UW staff (Includes text)

2014 ACLS Instructor Brochure (PDF)
REGISTRATION PACKET (PDF)
 

The purpose of the ACLS instructor course is to train new ACLS instructors. New instructor candidates are required to have a current AHA ACLS Provider card and comprehensive experience in Advanced Cardiac Life Support subject matter. This course will focus on facilitation techniques using an interactive model.
 
Note: In order to register for the ACLS Instructor course, Instructor Candidates (IC) must complete the instructor candidate application packet and submit it to the CTC. IC’s will not be registered for the course until a completed packet is received.

Precourse Requirements
The ACLS instructor course is comprised of two parts. Part one consists of an online ACLS Instructor Essentials course that takes approximately three​ hours to complete; Part two is an eight hour classroom session.

Included Materials

  • ACLS Instructor Manual
  • ACLS Provider Manual
  • AHA Instructor Essentials Course Key
  • ECC Handbook 

Course Registration Prerequisites

  • Current AHA ACLS Provider Card valid for at least ninety days from the date of the Instructor Course.
  • Holder of an ACLS Provider card for a minimum of 2 years prior to the course.
  • Submission of a completed Registration Packet by the registration cutoff. Packet (forms can be found online​ ) includes:
    • Instructor Candidate Form. Instructors must be aligned (accepted) by a Training Center as part of their registration. Alignment with Harborview Medical Center should not be assumed.
    • Instructor Data Form
    • Instructor Agreement Form
    • Copy of current provider card (front & back)
    • Letter of Recommendation from current ACLS Instructor in good standing
    • Payment

Please Note: AHA Online ACLS Instructor Essentials Course and Provider Pretest must be completed prior to attendance date and certificate presented in order to participate in the course.

Class times:

  • 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (classroom)


BLS for Health-Care Providers: New or Renewal

$60.00 - Other participants (includes text)
$50.00 – UWMC Faculty & Nursing (library text included)

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This universal course is designed to meet the Basic Life Support (CPR) certification requirements for both the new and the renewing healthcare providers. Certification is required for anyone who intends to enter a clinical program of study or work in a medical or patient care setting.

Example of Appropriate Audiences:

  • Registered nurses
  • Medical doctors and physicians
  • Emergency medical technicians and paramedics
  • Occupational and physical therapists
  • Dental technicians
  • Hospital/medical assistants and aides
  • Radiology and imaging technicians
  • Physician assistants
  • Registered nurse practitioners
  • Fellows and residents
  • Medical and nursing students in training

Curriculum

  • CPR skills for victims of all ages
  • Ventilation with a mouth-to-mask barrier device and bag-mask device
  • Use of AED ( automated external defibrillator)
  • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (FBAO) for adults, children and infants
  • Current AHA guidelines

Class times

  • 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm on varying week days

BLS Online

$60.00 - Other participant/UW staff (includes both parts).
$50.00 - UWMC Faculty & Nursing (library text included)
 
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For healthcare providers seeking first-time training or renewal of their BLS card. ​

Part 1: Completed online through a key (code) purchased from the HMC Community Training Center. Through interactive scenarios, this course teaches:

  • One- and two-rescuer CPR (adult, child, infant)
  • AED use
  • Bag-mask use
  • Rescue breathing and choking (adult, child infant)

Course can be completed in approximately one to three hours.

Part 2: After completion of the online portion, the participant should call the UW Medicine Community Training Center at Harborview to schedule skills testing.  Participants must complete a skills practice and testing session with an AHA BLS Instructor to earn their AHA BLS Healthcare Provider card. Participants must bring their online certificate of completion to the skills testing session in order to participate. Participants have not more than 60 days from the completion of Part I (online portion) to complete their skills testing session.


BLS Instructor

$275.00 - Other participant

2014 BLS Instructor Brochure (PDF)
REGISTRATION PACKET (PDF)

This Basic Life Support instructor course is designed to prepare current Basic Life Support providers for their role as a course facilitator for American Heart Association Basic Life Support and Heartsaver First Aid courses.

Note: In order to register for the BLS Instructor course, you must complete the instructor candidate application packet and submit it to the CTC.

Course fee includes:

  • BLS Instructor Manual
  • BLS Provider Manual
  • AHA Instructor Essentials Course Key
  • Stop Watch

The following prerequisites must be met:

  • Current AHA BLS Healthcare Provider Card valid for at least ninety days from the date of the Instructor Course.
  • Holder of a CPR card for a minimum of 2 years prior to the course.
  • Submission of a completed Registration Packet by the registration cutoff. Packet (forms can be found online www.uwmedicine.org/harborview/clinical-education/ctc) includes:
    • Instructor Candidate Form. Instructors must be aligned (accepted) by an AHA Training Center as part of their registration. Alignment with Harborview Medical Center should not be assumed.
    • Instructor Data Form
    • Instructor Agreement Form
  • Applications should also include:
    • Copy of current AHA Healthcare provider card (front & back)
    • Short Statement Summary addressing why you want to become an instructor and what you plan to do with it
    • Payment

Note: AHA Online BLS Instructor Essentials Course must be completed prior to attendance date and certificate presented​ in order to participate in the course

Class times

  • 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (classroom)

AHA Fee Disclaimer:

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of American Heart Association materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the association.​

American Heart Association

Maps and Directions

Harborview CTC does not validate for parking.

Maps and Directions to Harborview Medical Center​​

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