ACLS – Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

ACLS Courses

The American Heart Association ACLS course builds on the foundation of lifesaving Basic -Life support for Healthcare providers skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high quality CPR. The 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. Skills are taught in large group sessions and small group learning and testing stations where case based scenarios are presented.

This course is intended for:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Emergency medical technicians
  • Paramedics
  • Staff in intensive care units and emergency or critical-care departments
  • Other healthcare professional who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency.

This course covers:

  • Airway management
  • Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device and use of an AED
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
  • Effective Resuscitation Team Dynamics
  • Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
  • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Related pharmacology

Students must pass a written exam and skills test in order to qualify for an ACLS provider course completion card.

AHA requires all students have a current text book for the course.


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Note: Continuing education courses are not included within this institution’s ABHES grant of accreditation