Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
The ACLS course builds on the foundation of lifesaving Basic Life Support (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 pharmacology.
The course content is presented in the form of self-directed learning content, probing questions, and Cognitive Assessment Activities (CAAs). After completing the eLearning component, students perform their skills with an AHA Instructor or a HeartCode compatible manikin that provides real-time audio and visual feedback. Students must successfully complete both the cognitive portion and the hands-on skills session to receive an AHA ACLS Provider eCard, valid for two years.
Initial Course approximately 12 hours
Renewal Course approximately 6 hours
ACLS renewal is for expired or current cardholders looking to renew.
Hands-on skills approximately 2 hours
This course offers the hands-on skills portion to the blended learning Heartcode ACLS, once completed online. Please do not choose this option if you have not purchased the HeartCode ACLS and completed its online component.
This is a blended course to includes an online portion and a hands-on skills session. The online component is built to be completed in the convenience of your home, work, or suitable online environment and to prepare you for skills testing. Once completed you will call and schedule a hands-only skills session. The cost for the class includes both online and skills.