Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a 2-year American Heart Association ACLS Certification.
Mandatory Pre-Course Requirements
The AHA requires all students taking ACLS to pass the Pre-Course Self-Assessment exam with a score of 70% or greater.
- After registration students will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to do the Pre – Course Self-Assessment.
- You can take the exam over until a passing grade is achieved.
- You MUST print or take a picture of the passing grade with your name on it to hand to your Instructor before entering the class. If you do not have a printer, please take a picture, and email the picture to [email protected].
Who should take this course?
ACLS training is intended for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of the hospital. This includes physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, respiratory therapists, etc.
Course Content Overview
- 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
- Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
About Our El Centro ACLS Course
Our ACLS course is an advanced class that highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).
The course includes simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active, hands-on participation through learning stations where students practice essential skills individually, as part of a team, and as team leader.