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Resuscitation Training Course Updates
Update Effective 8-14-2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, resuscitation renewal courses were suspended and the VUMC CPR Policy was updated to issue a 120-day extension to certfications expiring in March, April, May, and June 2020. Effective 7/30/2020, BLS, ACLS, and PALS certifications expiring in July 2020 have been issued an extension until August 31, 2020. Resuscitation Training and Development has implemented the following changes to allow for recertification of extended cards and the resumption of our regular course schedule.

♦ If your card was not extended under the policy, you are taking a course for the first time, or you have an expired certification. you should register for regular courses through the Learning Exchange. September courses are open for registration now. 

     NEW 8-14-20 For August/September, ACLS Renewal and PALS Renewal have the choice of taking the in-person classroom course or blended learning (HeartCode Complete) course.


♦ For BLS, ACLS, and PALS certifications that were extended, we are utilizing a blended learning program, HeartCode Complete, to facilitate renewal of these certifications.

  1. Register through the Learning Exchange based on your original expiration month:
  2. View the instructions and video walkthrough in the Learning Exchange course. This information is also be emailed to you.
  3. You will receive your HeartCode Complete course enrollment email in your designated completion month. Please allow 3 business days after registration to receive your assignment email from RQI Partners. Please note: These are designated months to complete training and may not align with your extended expiration month. Designated months are assigned to not overwhelm the manikin stations and give those expiring in earlier months priority access to the manikin carts since they have less time before their card expires. However, you will have HeartCode Complete access until your extended card expiration date.

    BLS, ACLS, PALS Original Expiration Month

    Designated Completion Month

    BLS, ACLS, PALS  Extended Expiration Month

    May 2020 August 2020 September 2020
    June 2020 September 2020    October 2020
  4. After completion of the HeartCode online course, visit a manikin cart to complete the required skills testing. Click here to view manikin cart locations and hours.

♦ For Heartsaver AED, PEARS, and EOR certifications that were extended, we are offering training in designated months for certification renewal. Register for classroom courses in the Learning Exchange following the chart below. September courses are open for registration now. 

Heartsaver AED, PEARS, EOR  Original Expiration Month Designated Completion Month
May 2020 September 2020
June 2020 October 2020