Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Courses
Watch the 2015 AHA Heartcode ACLS Demo
General Course Information

Course Goal: To improve patient survival by emphasizing integration of basic life support CPR with advanced cardiovascular life support techniques and effect team dynamics. 

Audience: Healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes physicians, nurses, EMTs, emergency room and ICU staff and others who require ACLS course completion for workplace duties. 

Content: Introduction to BLS and ACLS surveys, management of respiratory emergencies, immediate post - cardiac care, peri - arrest rhythms, acute coronary syndrome, stroke and Megacode treatment.

Certification: A course completion card is issued upon successful course completion.

Specific Courses

ACLS Provider Initial Course (Classroom - Based Format)

  • "Practice While Watching" skills teaching with Instructor & video in a classroom setting.

  • Skills practice, skills testing, and written exam with Instructor in classroom setting

  • Offers group interaction and feedback from an Instructor. Beneficial for initial students.

ACLS Provider Update Course (Classroom - Based Format)

  • "Practice While Watching" skills teaching with Instructor & video in a classroom setting.

  • Skills practice, skills testing, and written exam with Instructor in classroom setting.

  • Ideal for learners who prefer group interaction and feedback from an Instructor while learning skills.

ACLS Provider Course (Blended Learning Format)

  • Content taught in three parts.

  • ACLS Heartcode Part 1: Module --  based skills teaching and written exam completed by student online with printable certificate of completion (Part 1).

  • Skills practice (Part 2) and testing (Part 3) with Instructor in classroom setting.

  • Ideal for learners seeking a schedule – friendly alternative to traditional classroom instruction.  Not recommended for students seeking initial certification or renewal of expired certifications. 

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For full AHA course descriptions, please visit the AHA course matrix online: 

http://cpr.heart.org/idc/groups/ahaecc-public/@private/@wcm/@ecc/documents/downloadable/ucm_494957.pdf