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Palm Desert ACLS Courses

Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a 2-year American Heart Association ACLS Certification.

About Course Options

There are five course options for ACLS at our Palm Desert location:

Option 1: ACLS Full Course

  • Classroom training for first time or students with expired cards.
  • Class average 8-9 Hours, with 2.5 hours of pre-course work.
  • CEUs available for most healthcare professions

Option 2: ACLS Update / Renewal Course

  • Classroom training for students with an unexpired card.
  • Class average 4.5 Hours, with 2.5 hours of pre-course work.
  • CEUs available for most healthcare professions

Option 3: ACLS Online Fast-Track

  • Online and in-person hybrid for new or renewing students
  • Includes online access (4 hrs) and instructor-led skills testing (1.5 hrs)
  • Online access provided in confirmation email
  • Refunds not available for Fast-Track Courses
Option 4: Skills Testing Only
  • ACLS HeartCode Completion Certificate required (access not included)
  • Instructor-led (1.5 hrs) Skills Testing


Option 5: ACLS & PALS 1-Day Renewal

  • Renewal option for students with unexpired certifications.
  • Class Length: 1 day; up to 10 hours.
  • BLS Renewal add-on available.

View ACLS Study Guide

Mandatory Pre-Course Requirements

The AHA requires all students taking ACLS to complete the Pre-Course Self-Assessment and Precourse Work.

  • After registration students will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to do the Pre-Course Work.
  • You can take the exam over until a passing grade is achieved.
  • You MUST print or email a copy of your precourse certificate with your name on it before entering the class. If emailing please send a copy to: [email protected].

View ACLS Precourse Instructions

Who should take this course?

Our ACLS course in Palm Desert (Palm Springs area) is designed for healthcare workers who direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, and paramedics.

Palm Desert ACLS Course Content

  • American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • 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 acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
  • Effective resuscitation team dynamics

About Our Palm Desert ACLS Course

Our Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) course in Palm Desert is an advanced, instructor-led class that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care, and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care.

It also covers airway management and related pharmacology, as well as the integration of effective basic life support with advanced cardiovascular life support interventions and the importance of effective team communication during resuscitation.

The course is designed to build on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR.

Register for ACLS Courses in Palm Desert Today:

ACLS Full Course

ACLS Update / Renewal Course

ACLS Online Fast-Track

ACLS Skills Testing Only

ACLS & PALS 1-Day Renewal

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