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.
The ACLS course is for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies.
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.
To help students adequately prepare for the ACLS Course, the AHA highly recommends that each student complete the online ACLS Precourse Assessment, available through the AHA Student Website (www.heart.org/eccstudent). To access the AHA Student Website, students will need an access code, which is included on page ii of each ACLS Provider Manual.
Traditional 2-Day course or 1-Day Acclerated ACLS courses available
The ACLS course covers:
- 1-Rescuer CPR and AED use
- Science Overview (Update Course)
- 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)
- Megacode treatment
Students must hold a Current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR card to take the course. If expired, you must complete the BLS for Healthcare Providers course completion challenge testing during the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and written exam, an additional $42. If you do not have an American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider card you must take a full course.
Students must pass a written exam and megacode skills test in order to qualify for an ACLS Provider Course Completion Card. Course length Approximately 9-12 hours.
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.
Upcoming ACLS Initial Provider - 2 Day Course:
Upcoming 1-Day Accelerated ACLS ACLS Initial Courses:
Thursday February 4th 2021 from 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Saturday February 13th 2021 from 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Thursday February 25th 2021 from 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Wednesday March 17th 2021 from 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Saturday March 20th 2021 from 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Tuesday March 30th 2021 from 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Wednesday April 7th 2021 from 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Saturday April 17th 2021 from 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Wednesday April 28th 2021 from 10:00AM - 3:00PM