The Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider Course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate and manage the first 10 minutes of an adult ventricular fibrillation/ventricular tachycardia (VF/VT) arrest. The ACLS Instructor Course is for those persons who wish to teach the American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).

ACLS_TrainingACLS Provider Course: Upon taking this course, providers are expected to learn to manage 10 core ACLS cases: a respiratory emergency, 4 types of cardiac arrest (simple VF/VT, complex VF/VT, PEA, and asystole), 4 types of prearrest emergencies (bradychardia, stable tachycardia, unstable tachycardia, and acute coronary syndromes), and stroke.

Intended Audience: Personnel staffing emergency, intensive care, or critical care departments; emergency medical providers such as physicians, nurses, emergency technicians, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other professionals who may have a need to respond to a cardiovascular emergency.

REQUIREMENT: BLS is strongly recommended and participants must be able to recognize basic dysrhythmias.

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ACLS Instructor Course: Upon successful completion of the course and the succeeding student teaching requirements, the Instructor Candidate will obtain an American Heart Association ACLS instructor card.

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Please Note:
The ACLS Provider Manual #90-1014 is sold separately. You may purchase this manual four separate ways;
1- Send a check made payable to Mass General Hospital in the amount of $55.00 to: ACLS Mail Zone 80 include your mailing address and we will mail you a manual and Reference Guide. Request must be received 10 days prior to the course.
2- Purchase the Manual and Reference Guide on the first day of the class with a check in the amount of $55.00