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Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

What is ACLS?

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. The course 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.

Course Objectives

Students will learn about the following topics during this course:

  • Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting
    the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary
    Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions,
    use of a bag-mask device and use of an (AED)
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
  • Airway management
  • Related pharmacology
  • Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
  • Effective Resuscitation Team Dynamics


  • 1-Rescuer CPR and AED use
  • Science Overview (Update Course)
  • Team Dynamics
  • BLS and ACLS Surveys
  • Immediate Post-Cardiac Arrest Care
  • Airway Management/Respiratory Arrest
  • Peri-arrest Rhythms (Tachycardia, Bradycardia)
  • Arrest Rhythms (VF, PVT, PEA, Asystole)
  • Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS)
  • Stroke
  • Megacode treatment

Length of Course

Initial Provider Course requires approximately 10-12 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing. Renewal Course requires approximately 5-6 hours, including skills practice and skills testing.

*course time based on 1 instructor: 6 student: 2 manikins

Classroom-based (instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout)


The cost of the ACLS provider course is $300.

The cost for the ACLS renewal course is $200.

Who Should Take This Course?

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
  • Critical care units 

Contact Us

For more information please contact:

Bob Reeder

Bette Stant