This AHA course is designed for advanced healthcare providers in enhanced cardiac care.
ACLS is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.
Intended 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.
Please note: This is the New Provider course. If you have never taken ACLS before, or if it has been more than two years since you took a refresher, this is the course you need. If you are renewing your existing ACLS provider certification, you will want to take the regular Advanced Cardiac Life Support course instead of this one.
There is a mandatory pre-test for this course. On page ii of your ACLS manual, at the bottom, is a code. Enter that code on to http://heart.org/eccstudent for the pretest, and bring a print out of your results, along with your ACLS manual, to the course with you.
The American Heart Association requires that all students have the ACLS manual for class. The manual can be purchased from:
Class starts promptly at the listed start time. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before class is scheduled to start, so that you may sign in and the instructor can go over any administrative information that needs to be covered. All students must be in class by 15 minutes after class start time. Any student who is not in class by then must reschedule their course. No refunds will be issued.