Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) includes a series of algorithmic medical procedures and techniques designed for the urgent treatment of cardiac arrest, stroke and similar life threatening cardiac emergencies. The course expands upon basic life support with more advanced skills such as Electrocardiogram (ECG) rhythm interpretation for core ACLS rhythms, airway management and appropriate adjuncts, ACLS drugs and pharmacology, practical application of ACLS rhythms and drugs, and effective high-performance team skills for Basic Life Support and ACLS. Many hospitals and other medical facilities require this advanced training for anyone who may work with cardiac patients.
This course is nationally accredited in joint partnership with the Postgraduate Institution of Medicine. Upon course completion, you will receive 8 CEU/CME credits.
Because good Basic Life Support (BLS) skills are foundational to ACLS skills, a BLS certification is strongly encouraged, or in most cases, a pre-requisite for taking the ACLS certification. In addition, participants who enter the ProACLS course are required to have already obtained the basic knowledge and skills in Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
Total course time includes 3 hours and 21 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.
“Very easy to follow and learn from. You can go back and listen to the scenarios as often as you need. Very good course for obtaining ACLS. Would recommend to anyone.”
“This training is excellent. The videos are well done and clear, the site is easy to use and staff quickly answered my questions in the 'chat.' I have been a nurse for 12 years, am now an NP and needed this training for my next step, I found this perfect for my needs. I like the "student manual" with algorithms for cardiac arrest and ECG interpretation -great resource! ”