AHA Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Course

The American Heart Association’s ACLS Course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS for healthcare providers’ skills, while 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. The ACLS course also covers airway management and related pharmacology.

In this course, skills are taught in large and small group sessions, and group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

Upon successful course completion, which includes demonstrating skills competency in all learning stations and passing the CPR and AED skills test, bag-mask ventilation skills test, a Megacode test and a written test, students receive an ACLS provider card that is valid for two years. This course is available only in English.

Primary 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.

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