Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is an instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. During this course, skills are taught in large group sessions and small group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented. Upon successful completion of skills testing and written exam, students will earn an American Heart Association course completion card, valid for two years. Course length is one day, totaling 6 1/2 hours.
The "Precourse Preperation Checklist" and "Precourse Self-Assessment" must be completed prior to the course. This information is located in the student textbook.
Disclaimer: The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in CPR and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. This material is supplied on a cost basis. Its use in an instructional course does not represent sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees for such a course do not represent income to the association.