Course Description:

The Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (2015 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 ECG and Pharmacology.

Intended Audience:

ACLS is designed for healthcare providers 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.

Course Format:

ACLS is a classroom-based, Instructor-led course. In the course, skills are taught in large-group sessions and small-group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented in the course video. The course includes skills practice and testing. This course uses a recommended ratio of 6 students to 1 instructor to 1 manikin.

Course Content:

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)