The American Heart Association’s (AHA) ACLS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC).
This classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course builds on the foundation of lifesaving 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.
ACLS is designed 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.
- Valid BLS-HCP Card or equivalent
- Reading and interpreting Electrocardiograms (ECG’s)
- Performing the BLS Primary Survey & ACLS Secondary Survey
- Complete the pre-course assessment test and print the results
- Successfully demonstrate CPR skills using the 2005 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC