This course is designed for healthcare providers who conduct or participate in resuscitation of patients in a hospital, medical offices, or in settings where conscious sedation is administered.
This ACLS course is available as a provider, renewal or Skills HeartCode course.
ACLS Provider Course
This format is intended for individuals who do not have an AHA ACLS certification or have expired.
It covers identification and treatment of patients with medical conditions who are at risk for cardiac arrest. Primary and secondary assessment survey and actions needed, algorithms for treatment of emergency situations, and effective resuscitation team dynamics.
Arrhythmia recognition is reviewed but it is expected that the student will have a working knowledge of EKG rhythms. Practice with defibrillators and external pacemaker is included. The assessment and care of a patient experiencing an acute coronary syndrome or stroke is also included. Register for Upcoming ACLS Provider Course
ACLS Renewal Class
This format is intended for individuals who have a current certification and need to renew it.
For the Full and Renewal course
The current AHA Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Student Manual is required for this class.
Students will need to show proof of pretest before the class begins.
A passing score on the written test and demonstration of the course material via a Skills HeartCode is required to obtain a certification card.
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You must do the following items to prepare for the ACLS course.
- Complete a BLS for Healthcare Providers course/perform high-quality CPR, and use an AED according to the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR, and ECC.
- Understand the 10 Core Cases in the ACLS Provider Manual.
- Understand the ACLS algorithms for the Core Cases in the Provider Manual.
- Complete the Self-Assessment Tests on the ACLS ECGS and Pharmacology by going to the EdCor.net homepage and clicking “Pre-course tests.” You can take it over until you get a score of 90 % or greater. Print the completed certificate and bring to the class. Bring the certificate of completion to the course. You cannot take the class if this is not completed and presented at the beginning of the class. This is an AHA requirement for a course completion card. Without the ACLS pretest, we cannot issue a card.
Bring this checklist signed to the class.This must be put in the course folder to verify that the course was done according to the AHA guidelines.
ACLS Skills (HeartCode)
The passing online certificate is required to be presented before the Skills HeartCode can begin.
To take this class:
- First please go to onlineaha.org to take the course online class (Part One).
- Check our schedule for ACLS Heartcode skills check off course for (Part 2) for completion and certification.
All formats are taught by an American Heart Association (AHA) certified instructor and follow the AHA guidelines for the course.
Upon completion passing students receive an American Heart Association ACLS for Healthcare Providers certification.
Register for ACLS Skills (HeartCode)
ACLS Pre-Course Tests
The ACLS or PALS pre-course test is required prior to attending an ACLS or PALS provider or renewal class.
The test must be printed and brought to the class.
Click the link below and follow the instructions to access the pre-course test:
ACLS Pre-Course Test
To get your ACLS certification card after completing a course:
Follow these simple instructions
Browse Common ACLS Questions:
A: Certification is good for 2 years. After that you are required to take recertification class again.
A: Yes you can do do Part 1 online, but a Skills HeartCode is needed to finish certification for the card.
A: YES you can do ACLS Part 1 online, but a Skills HeartCode is needed to finish certification for the card.
A: No, ACLS is a separate certification than BLS. ACLS does cover adult high quality cpr, but does not cover child or infant.
A: Advanced cardiac life support or advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS) refers to a set of clinical interventions for the urgent treatment of cardiac arrest, stroke and other life-threatening medical emergencies, as well as the knowledge and skills to deploy those interventions.