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American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Course

ACLS Initial Course
Course Price

$225.00 Includes Manual

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  • Same Day 2 Year American Heart Association Certification pending successful completion of written and MegaCode Testing
Next 2-Day ACLS Initial Course

Friday November 10th 2017 from 6:00PM - 10:00PM


Saturday November 11th 2017 from 9:00AM - 5:00PM

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More ACLS Initial Courses can be found on our Course Calendar

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 ( To access the AHA Student Website, students will need an access code, which is included on page ii of each ACLS Provider Manual.

The 2-Day 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)
  • Stroke
  • Megacode treatment

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. Cardiac Arrest Algorithm & Immediate Post Cardiac Arrest Care
  2. Bradycardia with pulse Algorithm
  3. Tachycardia
  4. Acute Coronary Syndromes Algorithm
  5. Suspected Stroke Algorithm
  6. Pre-Test: Available at Click on "Pre-course Assessment" Code word: ACLS15

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 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 11-AMHA-F2-0119.

Upcoming ACLS Courses:

Friday November 10th 2017 from 6:00PM - 10:00PM Register

Saturday November 11th 2017 from 9:00AM - 5:00PM Register

Friday December 15th 2017 from 6:00PM - 10:00PM Register

Saturday December 16th 2017 from 9:00AM - 5:00PM Register

Friday January 19th 2018 from 6:00PM - 10:00PM Register

Saturday January 20th 2018 from 9:00AM - 5:00PM Register

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.