advanced cardiovascular life support

Advanced Life Support

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) for Healthcare Providers

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.

Skills are taught in large-group sessions and small-group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented


  • ACLS algorithms
  • Immediate post−cardiac−arrest care Airway management
  • Rhythm recognition High−quality CPR 1−rescuer CPR AED
  • Effective resuscitation team dynamics
  • Science overview (update course) BLS and ACLS surveys ACS

  • Megacode treatment Identification and initial care of other life−threatening clinical situations (such as stroke)

who is the course for?

ACLS training is intended for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of the hospital, including:

Rig / Vessel Physicians, Nurses, Emergency Medical Technicians/ Paramedics Staff in intensive care units and emergency or critical care departments

other professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency


  • Rig / Vessel Physicians,
  • Nurses paramedics Medical Laboratory Scientist
  • emergency medical technicians respiratory, physical, and
  • occupational therapists
  • physician’s assistants
  • medical or nursing students in training aides
  • medical or nursing assistants, other allied health personnel


Students must pass a written exam (84 %) and skills test in order to qualify for an ACLS Course Completion Card.

To be successful in any ACLS course, students should be able to identify ECG rhythms and should know pharmacology specific to cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiopulmonary emergencies before beginning the course.

It is strongly recommended that students review the ACLS course materials and complete a precourse self-assessment AHA ACLS online test using the tools in their student materials before starting the course. Pass mark is 70%

Course length is approximately two days (16 hours) for the course.