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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 Provider CourseThe 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.
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.
ACLS Instructor CourseThe Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Instructor Course is for those persons who already hold an ACLS provider card and wish to teach the American Heart Association ACLS 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.
Course admission will be determined by the Program Director. Class size is limited.
Intended Audience: Those currently certified as ACLS providers who would like to become ACLS class instructors.
REQUIREMENT: Participants must have a current AHA ACLS Provider card prior to attending the Instructor Course.
2018 Course Schedule
2019 Course Schedule
Please Note:The ACLS Provider Manual #90-1014 is sold separately. You may purchase this manual two separate ways:1) Send a check made payable to Mass General Hospital in the amount of $60.00 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 $60.00
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