Advanced Cardiac Life Support

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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

“As a gastroenterologist, 6 years old of internal medicine training, this was a wonderful review of ACLS that was concise but also gave me the opportunity to go back and look through scenarios that I have almost always had questions on. Unless we are part of an acute care team (EMS, ED, ICU, Anesthesia or inpatient Internal medicine) it is hard to run into all these scenarios constantly and the skills erode significantly. I think the online version of ACLS is very useful for busy providers like me who would need a refresher and we wouldn't feel embarrassed to go back and review the questions and situations over again rather than have to raise our hand to ask questions (which may further delay other people in the class leaving to go back to work or home during their busy schedules)”

- Varun, Gastroenterologist from CA

“Love this learning site. I will be back!”

- Darlene, Registered Nurse (RN) from NY