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Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Course (ACLS)
The ACLS course is our advanced, instructor-led course emphasizing on the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care, and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care.

The purpose of the ACLS course is to provide the participants with the necessary knowledge, skills, and ability to assess and treat patients in healthcare settings where cardiac-related emergencies are common.

The ACLS course is for healthcare professionals who direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies - including personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.

By the end of the course the participant knows:

  • Causes for cardiac arrest
  • How to operate an external automated defibrillator (AED)
  • How to administer CPR to a non-breathing unconscious patient with an external automated defibrillator (AED) available
  • How to relieve choking
  • How to keep neurological function intact during cardiovascular events (such as strokes and heart attacks)

In addition the participant has understanding of:

  • Airway management and related pharmacology
  • Safety rules pertaining to use of an external automated defibrillator
  • Indications for use of an external automated defibrillator
  • Situations which may require special attention before use of an external automated defibrillator

Course Content:

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Heart attacks
  • Contents of an external automated defibrillator (AED)
  • Internal instructions in case of serious illnesses/injuries
  • Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device and use of an (AED)
    • Safety precautions for use of an external automated defibrillator (AED)
    • Indications and contraindications for use of an external automated defibrillator (AED)
    • Operating an external automated defibrillator (AED)
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
  • Airway management
  • Related pharmacology
  • Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
  • Effective Resuscitation Team Dynamics


  • Senior Instructor led
  • Use of learning stations for practice of essential skills
  • Simulated scenarios that encourage Active participation
  • Hands-on class format reinforcing skills proficiency
  • Skills sessions are taught in group sessions and ground learning
  • Case-based scenarios are presented
  • Videos illustrating and supporting various scenarios encountered
  • Action card providing quick emergency information to the rescuer at any time

Full: 10-12 hours
Refresher: 5-6 hours

Updated: 05-21-2016