AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support

The ACLS course is designed for medical providers and professionals whose daily occupation requires them to either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of hospital. It teaches recognition and management of peri-arrest conditions, airway management, pharmacology, and immediate post-cardiac arrest care.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) 
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 teaches recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia and management of ACS and stroke. It also covers airway management, pharmacology, and reinforces basic life support skills. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented. Minimum class size is 6 students.

This course contains 12 hours of material presented over two days. Course cost is $220.


HeartCode ACLS 
This online course includes all of the above and is taught at your own pace.  It requires an internet connection and basic life support experience. Once the online portion is completed and test is passed you must schedule with an Instructor to come in for a Skills Check-off. HeartCode ACLS course cost is $168.

The Skills Check takes about 2 hours and will cost $90.


After successfully completing the ACLS Course, students will be able to:

  • Apply the BLS, Primary, and Secondary assessments sequence for a systematic evaluation of adult patients

  • Perform prompt, high-quality BLS, and prioritizing early compressions and AED use
  • Recognize and perform early management of Respiratory Arrest, ACS, and Stroke
  • Identify and manage bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias
  • Model effective communication as a member or leader of a high-performance team
  • Identify normal or abnormal cardiac rhythms and apply the appropriate pharmacologic and electrical therapies
  • Recognize and perform early management of cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including immediate post-cardiac arrest care
  • Evaluate resuscitative efforts during an arrest through continuous assessment of CPR quality, monitoring the patient’s physiologic response, and delivering real-time feedback to the team



Courses have a minimum class size of 6 and require reservations. A limited number of ACLS Books are available for rental at the Kornhauser Library at any time.


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Stuart Crawford