The Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) course is designed for healthcare providers who directly participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of the hospital. In this course, you will enhance your skills in the treatment of arrest and in peri-arrest patients through active participation in a series of simulated cardiopulmonary cases. These simulations are designed to reinforce important concepts, including the identification and treatment of medical conditions that place the patient at risk for cardiac arrest. The BLS Primary Survey and the ACLS Secondary Survey is presented. Effective resuscitation of team dynamics is also presented. The goal of the ACLS course is to improve the quality of care provided to the adult victim of cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies.
AHA ACLS is required by every hospital and outpatient facility that offers healthcare services to adults. The ACLS certification card is valid for two years and must be renewed before the end of the expiration month.