The American Heart Association’s Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS for Healthcare Providers skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced, instructor-led classroom course highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. The ACLS course also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In the ACLS Course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented. Successful course completion includes demonstrating skills competency in all learning stations and passing the CPR and AED skills test, bag-mask ventilation skills test, a Megacode test and a written test.
Audience: ACLS is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units. The AHA’s course is the premier ACLS training for healthcare providers. The evidence-based content and well-tested teaching methodology can dramatically improve the learning and retention of lifesaving skills.
Course length: Approximately 10 to 12 hours (Initial Course)
Approximately 5 to 6 hours (Renewal Course).
Upon successful completion, students receive an American Heart Association ACLS Provider Card, valid for two years.
A current ACLS provider manual is required to attend. If you do not own the updated version, you must purchase prior to class. Books can be purchased through us by adding the optional book at checkout.
All upcoming classes are listed to the right. You can click on events to see all upcoming classes or click calendar and select the appropriate category (ACLS, BLS, PALS, etc.). Pre-registration is required for all classes.