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American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Course Overview

Course Location:
Wayne First Aid
8 Rohrbach Memorial Way
Wayne NJ 07470

(See Google map)

ACLS Initial Course

$235.00 Includes Manual

1-day accelerated or Traditional 2-day course available

ACLS Renewal


1-day 5 Hour Course

ACLS Online Skills Test


1 Hour Skills Test, requires online part to be complete prior to skills test.
Please visit our eLearning Online Courses Page

Next 1-Day ACLS Accelerated Initial Course

Monday October 29th 2018 from 10:00AM - 7:00PM

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The ACLS course is for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies.

The Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) course builds on the foundation of Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced course highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care, and immediate post-cardiac arrest care. ACLS also covers airway management and related pharmacology.

This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, and paramedics, as well as others who need an ACLS course completion card for job or other requirements.

We offer 2 ways to take the Initial Course, 2 day traditional or 1-day Accelerated.
ACLS Renewals/Updates done in 4hours.

2-Day Initial Course

The 2-day ACLS course covers all the skills and video's and requires the student to study and take the pre-test at home.

Next Courses:

Nov 16th, 2018 & Nov 17th, 2018 at 6PM & 9AM

Dec 14th, 2018 & Dec 15th, 2018 at 6PM & 9AM

Jan 18th, 2019 & Jan 19th, 2019 at 6PM & 9AM

Accel. 1-Day Initial

The 1-day Accerated ACLS course covers all the skills requires the student to study, review the videos at home and take the pre-test at home. (See below for video's to watch)

Next Courses:

Oct 29th, 2018 at 10AM

Nov 6th, 2018 at 10AM

Nov 28th, 2018 at 10AM

ACLS Renewal

The 1-day ACLS Renewal/Update program is for students renewing with current or recently expired cards who wish to remain certified.

Next Courses:

Oct 20th 2018 at 9:00AM - 3:30PM

Oct 27th 2018 at 2:00PM - 8:00PM

Oct 29th 2018 at 1:00PM - 7:00PM

More Dates! See our Course Calendar for all our CPR BLS /ACLS/ PALS courses.

Prepare for Class: Please review the below algorithms (they are in the book as well), its highly advised you download and study them as well as take the Pre-Test:

  1. Download ACLS PDF Version Now
  2. Pre-Test: Available at Click on "Pre-course Assessment" Password to website given on registration (optional for Renewal)

Accelerated Students Should also:

  1. Review the ACLS Algorithm above and complete the Pre-course Assessment
  2. Watch the Airway Management Video (All videos are found on Student Website Password to website given on registration)
  3. Watch the Stroke Video Video
  4. Watch the ACS Video Video
  5. Watch the High-Quality BLS Video

The ACLS courses cover:

  • 1-Rescuer CPR and AED use
  • Science Overview
  • Team Dynamics
  • BLS and ACLS Surveys
  • Immediate Post-Cardiac Arrest Care
  • Airway Management/Respiratory Arrest
  • Peri-arrest Rhythms (Tachycardia, Bradycardia)
  • Arrest Rhythms (VF, PVT, PEA, Asystole)
  • Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS)
  • Stroke
  • Megacode treatment

Students must hold a Current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR card to take the course. Students must pass a written exam and megacode skills test in order to qualify for an ACLS Provider Course Completion Card.

Approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 12.00 Advanced CEHs, activity number 17-AMHA-F2-0119.

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