American Heart Association (AHA) Courses at the Kanbar Center

Kanbar AHA courses have resumed, and will adhere to required safety practices. All courses will operate with a limited number of participants, all participants will be required to wear a mask, and manikins will be disinfected between every use. The AHA is providing a 120 day extension to Provider Cards that expired during shelter-in-place. If you have any further questions, please contact KanbarAHACourses@ucsf.edu.
Original Renewal Date (end of month) Renewal Date with 120-day Extension (end of month)
March 2020 July 2020
April 2020 August 2020
May 2020 September 2020
June 2020 October 2020

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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, housestaff 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 $20
Requirements Participants need to purchase an up-to-date BLS Provider Manual (either print or e-book edition
Current Dates

 

REGISTER FOR BLS COURSE

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Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Time

On-line portion 7 hours

In-person 7 hours (Initial), 2 hours (Renewal)

Fee

On-line portion $132

In-person portion $80 (Initial), $40 (Renewal)

Requirements

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

Participants for the Renewal course must have a current provider card with an expiration date prior to the end of the month in which you take the course. Please bring this to the course.

Current Dates

INITIAL

TBD

RENEWAL

July 24, 2020 8 AM - 9 AM

July 24, 2020 9 AM - 10 AM

August 6, 2020 8 AM - 9 AM

August 6, 2020 9 AM - 10 AM

September 16, 2020 8 AM - 9 AM

September 16, 2020 9 AM - 10 AM

October 19, 2020 8 AM - 9 AM

October 19, 2020 8 AM - 10 AM

November 13, 2020 8 AM - 9 AM

November 13, 2020 9 AM - 10 AM

 

Register for ACLS Course

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Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Time

On-line portion 7 hours

In-person 4 hours (Initial), 1.5 hours (Renewal)

Fee

On-line portion $132

In-person portion $80 (Initial), $40 (Renewal)

Requirements

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

Participants for the Renewal course must have a current provider card with an expiration date prior to the end of the month in which you take the course. Please bring this to the course.

Current Dates

INITIAL

August 18, 2020 8 AM - 12 PM

September 9, 2020 8 AM - 12 PM

October 22, 2020 8 AM - 12 PM

November 20, 2020 8 AM - 12 PM

RENEWAL

August 18, 2020 8 AM - 9:30 AM

September 9, 2020 8 AM - 9:30 AM

October 22, 2020 8 AM - 9:30 AM

November 20, 2020 8 AM - 9:30 AM

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 "blended courses" (partly on-line) and intended for faculty, fellows and staff who have taken the course before. These blended courses 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 $132, 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?

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".

What if I need to change the type of course I am taking (renewal vs. initial)?

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?

To be eligible for a renewal course in any discipline you have to have a current provider card with an expiration date prior to the end of the month in which you take the course. This means you have had to have taken ACLS/PALS within the last 2 years and provide evidence of this in the form of a current provider card.

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.