Advanced Cardiac Life Support-Initial


This course is offered for health care professionals seeking Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS) recognition, according to the American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines. It consists of lectures, practice. Course objectives are available at the first class session. Prior self-study is essential to one’s success in this course.

Course Outline

  • Essentials of ACLS.
  • Adjuncts for Airway Control, Ventilation, and Oxygenation.
  • Arrhythmias.
  • Defibrillation.
  • Emergency Cardiac Pacing.
  • Intravenous Techniques.
  • Cardiovascular Pharmacology I.
  • Cardiovascular Pharmacology II
  • The Acute Coronary Syndromes, including Acute Myocardial Infarction.
  • Acute Stroke.
  • Special Resuscitation Situations.
  • Adjuncts for Artificial Circulation.
  • Invasive Monitoring Techniques.
  • Invasive Therapeutic Techniques.
  • Cerebral Resuscitation.
  • Treatment of the Brain after Cardiac Resuscitation.
  • Cardiac Resuscitation.
  • Ethical Aspects of CPR and ECC.
  • Community Approach to ECC.

The ACLS textbook is required for this course. Cost of the textbook is $45.00 (not included in the course cost) and can be purchased either online by clicking the above (Buy Book) link, or the day of the class.

CE Hours
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider Number 17440), for 14 contact hours for Initial, and 7 hours for Renewal.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA

The ACLS Provider Manual features case scenarios that help course participants apply new concepts to real-life situations. It includes material such as Effective Resuscitation Team Dynamics and the 10 ACLS Core Cases; a Student CD with video clips, optional material, anatomy/physiology, a quick reference guide, and reminder cards; two ACLS pocket reference cards; and the required ACLS Precourse Checklist.

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Tuition $162
Registration Fees (nonrefundable) $28
Total Course Fees $190

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