Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Initial/Renewal/Skills

What is Advanced Cardiac Life Support?

This Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC). ACLS is based on simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active, hands-on participation through learning stations where students will practice essential skills individually, as part of a team, and as team leader. Students must pass the multiple-choice exam with a minimum score of 84%. To enter the course, students must complete the ACLS Pre-course Self-Assessment.

ACLS is geared towards healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies or personnel in emergency response. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a course completion card, valid for two years. Please contact your employer to ensure that you are selecting the correct course.

ACLS Provider Course Completion Card, valid for two years

Who Should Take ACLS Training?

ACLS should be taken by healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies and for personnel in emergency response.

Learning Objectives

  • Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device, and use of an 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 ACS and stroke; and
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team;

Initial Training Option - $245

Safety Unlimited, Inc. offers two different training methods for Initial ACLS Training – blended learning and classroom training. Both ACLS course options teach the same AHA science-based skills and result in the same AHA ACLS Course Completion Card.

This 8 Hour Initial Classroom Session teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both prehospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on High-Quality CPR and team dynamics. Class size is limited to 6 students which allows the class to be taught in one-day.

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Scheduled Classes

There are currently no inital classes scheduled. Training sessions are added often and as-needed.

Renewal Training Options- $175

Safety Unlimited, Inc. offers two different training methods for Renewal ACLS Training – blended learning and classroom training. Both ACLS course options teach the same AHA science-based skills and result in the same AHA ACLS Course Completion Card.

This 8 Hour Renewal Classroom Session teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both prehospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on High-Quality CPR and team dynamics. Class size is limited to 6 participants which allows the class to be taught in one-day.

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Scheduled Classes

There are currently no renewal classes scheduled. Training sessions are added often and as-needed.

Online/Hands-On Skills Option - $235

4-Hour Hands-On Skills Session for Either Initial or Renewal

Blended Learning (online portion, followed by hands-on skills session) HeartCode ACLS uses a variety of eLearning assets such as dramatizations, eSimulations, animations, self-directed learning, team dynamics training, megacode cases, and interactive activities to teach students ACLS knowledge and skills. HeartCode ACLS is the AHA’s ACLS blended learning delivery method. Blended learning is a combination of eLearning, in which a student completes part of the course in a self-directed manner, followed by a hands-on skills session.

Students must complete the online portion prior to attending a hands-on skills session. The online portion of HeartCode ACLS can be completed in 6.5 to 7 hours. The 4 Hour hands-on skills session is limited to a maximum of 6 students per class.

After enrollment and payment, students will be emailed a key-code and link that allows them access to their online course to be taken at the AHA website.

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Scheduled Classes

There are currently no skills classes scheduled. Training sessions are added often and as-needed.

ACLS Skills Only - $100

4-Hour Hands-On Skills Session for Either Initial or Renewal

For those who have taken the AHA HeartCode ACLS course online through the AHA website and as not part of a blended package, Safety Unlimited offers enrollment in our 4 Hour Hands-on Skills Session.

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Scheduled Classes

There are currently no skills classes scheduled. Training sessions are added often and as-needed.

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