AHA’s ACLS Certification course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC). High Quality BLS is the foundation of ACLS.
BLS is geared towards prehospital providers, like EMTs, paramedics, fire fighters, and in-facility hospital providers. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a course completion card, valid for two years. Please contact your employer to ensure that you are selecting the correct course.
ACLS is geared towards healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies or personnel in emergency response. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a course completion card, valid for two years. Please contact your employer to ensure that you are selecting the correct course.
PALS is geared towards healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children and for personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a course completion card, valid for two years. Please contact your employer to ensure that you are selecting the correct course.
Which course is right for me?
- For healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies and for personnel in emergency response
What does this course teach?
- 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 ACS and stroke
- Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
ACLS for Experienced Providers:
- For those who are proficient in performing BLS and ACLS skills, reading and interpreting ECGs, understanding ACLS pharmacology; and who regularly lead or participate in emergency assessment and treatment of prearrest, arrest, or postarrest patients
What does this course teach?
- Demonstrate proficiency in providing BLS care, including prioritizing chest compressions and integrating use of an AED
- Recognize and manage respiratory arrest
- Recognize and manage cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including post–cardiac arrest care
Need a Review? First Time Taking ACLS?
Schedule a Review Course to prepare you for ACLS, Call/text 347-719-2771 or email email@example.com to schedule your review Course
ACLS Review Course Topics (Hybrid Course)
- EKG Recognition and Review
- ACLS Medication Review
- Anatomy and Physiology Review
- Review ACLS Algorithms
- Practice cases and Rhythms
New option Complete Part 1 at home and come into the office for Part 2 Skills Session.
Traditional AHA Inperson course, with test and skill assessment. Students can choose 2 day or 1 day accelerated courses.
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Blended Learning HeartCode® ACLS
|Format||Blended Learning (online portion, followed by hands-on skills session) HeartCode ACLS uses a variety of eLearning assets such as dramatizations, eSimulations, animations, self-directed learning, team dynamics training, megacode cases, and interactive activities to teach students ACLS knowledge and skills.HeartCode ACLS is the AHA’s ACLS blended learning delivery method. Blended learning is a combination of eLearning, in which a student completes part of the course in a self-directed manner, followed by a hands-on skills session.||Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiencyThe ACLS Instructor-led course teaches the importance of preventing cardiac arrest, high-performance teams, early and continuous high-quality CPR, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, post-cardiac arrest care, acute dysrhythmias, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).|
|Course Completion||Complete the online portion + hands-on skills session with an AHA Instructor, or with a Simulation Station or voice-assisted manikin (VAM)||Call us to sign up for an Instructor-led class|
|Time||The online portion of HeartCode ACLS can be completed in 6.5 to 7 hours.Time to complete the hands-on skills session is approximately 5 hours using the full agenda, and approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes using the update course agenda.||The ACLS ILT Full Course is approximately 15 hours and 20 minutes with breaks and lunch. Here are additional times:ACLS ILT Full Course: 10.25 – 11.25 hours without breaksACLS ILT Update Course 6 – 7 hours without breaksACLS ILT Traditional Full Course: 12.25 – 13.25 hours without breaksACLS ILT Traditional Update Course: 6.75 – 7.75 hours without|
|Completion Card||ACLS Provider Course Completion Card, valid for two years||ACLS Provider Course Completion Card, valid for two years|
|Accessibility||No accessible blended learning version at this time.||Contact your Training Center to inquire about their facility’s accommodations.|
|FAQ||2020 HeartCode ACLS FAQ||2020 ACLS Provider Course FAQ|
|Features||To enter the course, students must complete the ACLS Precourse Self-Assessment.Students are then presented with an enhanced learning experience through eSimulations, life-like animations, video scenarios, and knowledge checks.Cases may be repeated as many times as necessary to pass. Upon successful completion of all the patient cases, students must pass the multiple-choice exam with a minimum score of 84%.Web-based, self-paced eSimulation instructional program for ACLS cognitive training.Students apply knowledge to real-time decision-making and skills developmentDebriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning.||Emphasis on preventing cardiac arrest, early and continuous high-quality CPR, integration of BLS into ACLS and importance of high-performing teams Hands-on team dynamics classroom activities Video-based course with real world scenarios. Includes realistic, clinical scenarios that encourage active participation – delivered through actual patient videos and lifelike simulations Hands-on class format to reinforce skills proficiency|
|Student Materials||20-1407 HeartCode ACLS||20-1106 ACLS Provider Manual20-3100 ACLS Provider Manual eBook20-1120 ACLS Reference Card Set20-3109 ACLS Digital Reference Card Set|
“First time ACLS i was nervous and Candice was patient and amazing!! she took her time and even did a review session with me over zoom!!”
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