Healthcare providers will enhance their skills in the treatment of the adult victim of a cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies.
The American Heart Association's Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support course is totally redesigned for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of hospital. Through the ACLS course, providers will enhance their skills in the treatment of the adult victim of a cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies. ACLS emphasizes the importance of basic life support CPR to patient survival; the integration of effective basic life support with advanced cardiovascular life support interventions; and the importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation.
ACLS is based on simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active, hands-on participation through learning stations where students will 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 management of peri-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.
American Heart Association
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Registration and Costs
All course fees must be paid within 5
days of registration.
The textbook is required for the course and is included in the registration costs.
before attending the course,
of the course with a score of 80 or
during the course
It is expected that the participant will be proficient in BLS before participating in the Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course. Your BLS skills will be evaluated during the ACLS skill stations.
Please be familiar with the American Heart Association’s Guidelines.
If excessive remediation is required, or basic skills and EKG recognition is not proficient, you may be required to repeat the course.
What to bring to class
(found in your ACLS textbooks)
The UTMB-Galveston campus is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor CME credits for physicians.
2-day ACLS course has been accredited for 16 hours of Category I credit toward the AMA Physicians’ Recognition Award.
1-day ACLS renewal course has been accredited for 7 hours of Category I credit toward the AMA Physicians’ Recognition Award.
There is a fee charged to process the necessary paperwork for these credits.
If you have any questions, call the Education Lab at 409-772-2823
or email Keith at email@example.com
The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purchase. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to the Association.
Please contact Keith Ozenberger, Assistant Training Manager, with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 409-772-2823
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