Advanced Life Support Courses
The Emergency Education Center at UW Health offers a wide variety of classes to professionals seeking additional training and certification.
Learn more about our courses through the descriptions below:
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
The Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support course prepares participants to direct a team of health care providers in a simulated cardiac arrest situation. Participants will learn and have an opportunity to practice the skills of endotracheal intubation, defibrillation, and identification and treatment of dysrhythmias. Both recognition and renewal courses are available and allow participants to obtain a ACLS card from the American Heart Association upon completion of the course.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course (PALS)
The goal of the Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course is to provide the learner with information needed to recognize infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest, information and strategies needed to prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children, and the cognitive and psychomotor skills needed to resuscitate and stabilize infants and children in respiratory failure, shock or cardiopulmonary arrest.
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support for the Experienced Provider (ACLS-EP)
The ACLS Experienced Provider Course is for seasoned ACLS providers who wish to renew their provider status. This course provides a stimulus for clinicians and scientists to identify areas in resuscitation that deal with special circumstances. More in-depth information and advanced techniques are demonstrated. Participants must have a current ACLS card prior to taking ACLS-EP.
Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)
The Trauma Nursing Core provider course is designed to provide the learner with cognitive knowledge and psychomotor skills. Nurses with limited emergency nursing clinical experience, who work in a hospital with limited access to trauma patients, or who need greater time at the psychomotor skill stations are encouraged to attend courses scheduled for the 20-hour format. The TNCC instructor course is an 8-hour course designed to prepare nurses to become TNCC provider instructors. The nurse must have successfully completed the provider course prior to attending the instructor course.
Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC)
The Emergency Nursing Pediatric course is designed to provide core-level pediatric knowledge and psychomotor skills needed to care for pediatric patients in the emergency setting. The course presents a systematic assessment model, integrates the associated anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, and identifies appropriate interventions. Triage categorization and prevention strategies are included in the course content.
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
The Advanced Trauma Life Support course is an organized approach for evaluation and management of seriously injured patients. It is designed for doctors who care for injured patients and provides a foundation of common knowledge for all members of the trauma team. Please call (608) 890-8245 with questions.
Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS)
Advanced Burn Support is an 8-hour course for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, therapists and paramedics. The course provides guidelines in the assessment and management of the burn patient during the first 24 hours post-injury.