Advanced Cardiac Life Support

ProACLS at a glance

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Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) includes a series of algorithmic medical procedures and techniques designed for the urgent treatment of cardiac arrest, stroke and similar life threatening cardiac emergencies. The course expands upon basic life support with more advanced skills such as Electrocardiogram (ECG) rhythm interpretation for core ACLS rhythms, airway management and appropriate adjuncts, ACLS drugs and pharmacology, practical application of ACLS rhythms and drugs, and effective high-performance team skills for Basic Life Support and ACLS. Many hospitals and other medical facilities require this advanced training for anyone who may work with cardiac patients.

This course is nationally accredited in joint partnership with the Postgraduate Institution of Medicine. Upon course completion, you will receive 8 CEU/CME credits.

Because good Basic Life Support (BLS) skills are foundational to ACLS skills, a BLS certification is strongly encouraged, or in most cases, a pre-requisite for taking the ACLS certification. In addition, participants who enter the ProACLS course are required to have already obtained the basic knowledge and skills in Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

  • Health Care Providers
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Paramedics
  • Advanced EMTs
  • Surgeons
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Dentists

Total course time includes 3 hours and 22 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

  1. Course Introduction
    1. ProACLS Philosophy
  2. Course Overview and Objectives
  3. Resuscitation Team Dynamics
    1. Overview and Team Roles & Responsibilities
    2. Effective Communication
  4. Patient Assessment
    1. BLS Assessment
    2. High Quality CPR
    3. ACLS Primary Assessment- ABCDE
    4. ACLS Secondary Assessment
      1. Overview
      2. H's and T's
  5. ACLS Cardiac Rhythms
    1. Overview
      1. Cardiac Conduction System
      2. ECG Interpretation
    2. Normal Sinus Rhythm
    3. Atrial Fibrillation
    4. Atrial Flutter
    5. Bradycardia
    6. Narrow Complex Tachycardia
    7. 1st degree block
    8. 2nd degree mobitz 1
    9. 2nd degree mobitz 2
    10. 3rd degree complete block
    11. Asystole (lecture)
    12. Pulseless electrical activity (PEA)
    13. Wide Complex Ventricular tachycardia (VT)
    14. Ventricular fibrillation (VF)
  6. ACLS Pharmacology
    1. Overview
    2. Adenosine
    3. Amiodarone
    4. Aspirin
    5. Atropine Sulfate
    6. Dopamine
    7. Epinephrine
    8. Fibrinolytic Agents
    9. Lidocaine
    10. Magnesium Sulfate
    11. Morphine Sulfate
    12. Nitroglycerin
    13. Oxygen  
    14. Procainamide
  7. Case Studies
    1. Respiratory Arrest Case
    2. CPR Case
    3. AED Case
    4. Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS) Case
    5. Acute Stroke Case
    6. Pulseless Arrest: VF/ Pulseless VT Case
    7. Pulseless Arrest: Pulseless Electrical Activity (PEA) Case
    8. Asystole Case
    9. Bradycardia Case
    10. Tachycardia Case
    11. Megacode Case
  8. Post-Cardiac Arrest Care
    1. Optimization of cardiopulmonary function and perfusion of vital organs after ROSC

What People are Saying

“Thank you. My last ACLS course was about 5 years ago. Frankly, I was terrified to do any ACLS course. This course is a crystal clear and concise review and update. I am looking forward to monthly emails to keep up my skills and confidence until recent in 2 years. ”

- Patricia, Physician from TN

“I need repetition to learn. This format provided me the perfect opportunity to learn at my own pace and review as I go. Thanks!”

- Charlotte, physician from TN