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The American Heart Association (AHA) Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Course is based on simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active, hands-on participation through learning stations where students practice essential skills individually, as part of a team, and as team leader. Realistic simulations reinforce the following key concepts: proficiency in basic life support care, recognizing and initiating early ACLS management of pre-arrest conditions, managing cardiac arrest, identifying and treating ischemic chest pain and acute coronary syndromes, recognizing other life-threatening clinical situations (such as stroke) and providing initial care, ACLS algorithms, and effective resuscitation team dynamics.

For successful completion of this course, students must demonstrate skills competency in all learning stations, pass the CPR/AED skills test, bag-mask ventilation skills test and the Megacode test. They must also pass the written test with a score of 84% or higher. Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive an AHA ACLS course completion card which is valid for two years. Course length is approximately 10-12 hours for an initial course.

1. ACLS agreement form- signed and returned to WE R CPR® one week in advance. Pre-payment for course is required at this time.

2. Current, valid AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider card

3. Current, valid AHA ACLS card (renewals only)

4. AHA ACLS Pre-Course Test (This must be completed and turned in one week before the class. This will also help you prepare for the class.)

Click HERE for the pre-course self-assessment and other AHA ACLS study material. ***Contact us for the password***

Student Materials (Required):
ACLS Provider Manual (part # 15-1005)
**Available for purchase at WE R CPR® or may be purchased at  WorldPoint.Com.

Intended Audience:

  • Physician
  • Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physicians Assistant
  • Paramedics/ EMT
  • Respiratory therapists, and other professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency


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