BLS, ACLS Training
There are several opportunities for housestaff to complete their certifications and recertifications in BLS, ACLS, PALS and NALS. Below are some resources:
Shands – Shands Cardiopulmonary Services offers BLS, ACLS, and PALS training. They have ongoing pre-scheduled classes as well as the ability to set up and offer classes for groups.
For Group Scheduling:
- BLS requires a minimum of 4 people. Charge is $50.00 per person.
- ACLS and PALS requires a minimum of 5 people. Charge is $100 per person.
- Combination of BLS and ACLS or PALS class cost $120 (savings of $30 per person)
- Individual cost for ACLS or PALS is $120.
Books are not supplied since they can be purchased at the bookstore or online. Departments can also purchase them and maintain them in a library for future use by staff.
For more information and the current calendar of pre-schedules classes, go to the Shands Cardiopulmonary Services website at:
Or call Patty Boyte, CPR Training Coordinator, at 265.0078.
VAMC – (Limited) Departments primarily located at the VAMC can contact the VAMC Nursing Service at 63-6050. Currently, Denise Cochran coordinates this training for the UF Medicine Housestaff
In the Community:
The American Red Cross: http://www.redcrossncfc.org/
Alachua County Fire & Rescue: http://www.alachuacounty.us/Depts/PublicSafety/FireSafety/Pages/FireSafety.aspx
Florida Heartsaver: through Santa Fe College, http://www.floridaheartsaver.org/