American Heart Association (AHA) Courses at the Kanbar Center

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The UCSF Kanbar Center is a designated AHA Training Center that offers Basic Life Support (BLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) courses to all UCSF students, house staff and faculty.

Please see below to learn more about the courses offered at the Kanbar Center. Prior to registration, please read our Policies and Procedures FAQ, located at the bottom on this page. For questions not answered by our FAQ, please contact KanbarAHACourses@ucsf.edu.

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Basic Life Support (BLS)

Time In-person 4 hours
Fee $25
Requirements Participants need to purchase an up-to-date BLS Provider Manual (either print or e-book edition)
Current Dates

September 13, 2022 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

November 18, 2022 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

REGISTER FOR BLS COURSE

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Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) HeartCode

Time

On-line portion 7 hours

In-person 4 hours (Skills Testing)

Fee

On-line portion: $151

In-person portion: $90

Requirements

Participants must purchase and complete the online portion prior to the classroom portion (allow approx 7 hours to complete) https://shopcpr.heart.org/heartcode-acls 

The AHA no longer differentiates between renewal/initial courses for ACLS HeartCode. Regardless of your current provider status, you will need to participate in a 4 hour in-person session.

Current Dates

August 16, 2022 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

September 12, 2022 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

October 21, 2022 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

November 7, 2022 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

February 15, 2023 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

March 27, 2023 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

May 22, 2023 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Register for ACLS Course

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Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) HeartCode

Time

On-line portion 7 hours 

In-person 4 hours (Skills Testing)

Fee

On-line portion: $151

In-person portion: $90

Requirements

Participants must complete the online portion prior to the classroom portion (allow approx 7 hours to complete) https://shopcpr.heart.org/heartcode-pals

The AHA no longer differentiates between renewal/initial courses for PALS HeartCode. Regardless of your current provider status, you will need to participate in a 4 hour in-person session.

Current Dates

August 12, 2022 8:00AM - 12:00 PM

November 9, 2022 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

February 13, 2023 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

April 28, 2023 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

May 23, 2023 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Register for PALS Course

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FAQ

Where is the Kanbar Center?

We are located on the 2nd floor of the UCSF Library located at 530 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco.

Can I take the online portion of the BLS course and come to only a portion of the BLS course in person?

We do not offer blended courses for BLS. All BLS courses are classroom based. Attendance for the full course is required.

Can I take an ACLS/PALS course that is all in-person?

ACLS and PALS courses are HeartCode courses that allow participants to take the majority of the course in their own time prior to a practice and testing session in the simulation center. Fees for the on-line portion of the courses are $151, directly payable to the AHA when registering on-line; at https://shopcpr.heart.org/heartcode-acls (ACLS) and https://shopcpr.heart.org/heartcode-pals (PALS)

Can I get a BLS card if I take ACLS or PALS?

Please note that the AHA assumes all ACLS/PALS providers are proficient in BLS, but the Kanbar Center will not issue a separate BLS card.

What if I need to cancel my registration? How do I get a refund?

We allow cancellation with refund up to 30 calendar days before your course date. To cancel your registration go to your confirmation email and select "change/cancel appointment". Forward cancellation confirmation email to KanbarAHACourses@ucsf.edu for refund.

What if I need to reschedule my course date?

We allow cancellations and rescheduling up to 30 calendar days before your course date. You may reschedule by going to your confirmation email and selecting "change/cancel appointment".

Can I be waitlisted for a course that is full?

Currently we do not have a waitlist system for course registration.

I took the ACLS/PALS before. Can I take the renewal course instead of the initial?

The AHA no longer differentiates between renewal/initial courses for ACLS/PALS HeartCode. Regardless of your current provider status, you will need to participate in a 4 hour in-person session.

Is the e-book version for the course sufficient?

The e-book version of course manuals are sufficient.

How do I get a copy of my provider card?

Cards are issued within one week of course completion date. All cards are issued electronically. After course completion you will receive an email to claim your card. After claiming your card, you will always have access to your card through the following site: https://ecards.heart.org/student/myecards?pid=ahaecard.employerStudentSearch 

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