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ACLS- Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Healthcare providers
ACLS is an advanced, instructor-led course that focuses on immediate post-cardiac-arrest care, including airway management and related pharmacology. The course also highlights the importance of care systems, team dynamics, and communication. Skills are taught in large group sessions and in small group learning and testing stations, in which case-based scenarios are presented.
Course Objectives
  1. Recognize and initiate early management of periarrest conditions that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in providing BLS care, including prioritizing chest compressions and integrating use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).
  3. Recognize and manage respiratory arrest.
  4. Recognize and manage cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including immediate post-cardiac arrest care
  5. Recognize and initiate early management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS), including appropriate disposition
  6. Recognize and initiate early management of stroke, including appropriate disposition
  7. Demonstrate effective communication as a member or leader of a resuscitation team and recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance
Outline of Instruction
  1. Basic Life Support Survey
  2. CPR
  3. ACLS Survey and algorithms
  4. Effective resuscitation team dynamics
  5. Immediate post-cardiac arrest care
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
American Heart Association
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Certification Learning Outcomes/Requirements
  1. 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. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented
CE to CU Articulation
A working understanding of EKG interpretation and knowledge of cardiac medications used in emergency medical situations
Text and Supplies Needed
ACLS Provider Manual most current version, includes ACLS Pocket Reference Card Set
Supplies- cardiac monitor with rhythm generator or ECG rhythm strips, IV equipment & sample medications, and manikins, airway equipment,
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Classroom with enough room for break-off small groups.
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
  3. Written test score of 84 or higher and successful demonstration of skills
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Healthcare providers
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Doctors, dentist, EMS Paramedics, nurses
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
  • ACLS- Advanced Cardiac Life Support - SAF-3010H4
Course Contact Information
Tara Overton