Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
The American Heart Association Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Course (ACLS) is for medical providers such as physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency or either direct or participate in the resuscitation of an adult patient.
Courses are offered in the following formats:
- Initial: A traditional course that consists of 2 days of classroom lecture, video, practice, simulation lab learning, and the written exam. There is also a hybrid option in which all learning, practice, and testing is done online and the student then completes a 2 hour practicum in the simulation lab.
- Recertification: A hybrid online class in which all learning, practice, and testing is done online and the student then completes a 2 hour practicum in the simulation lab.