Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

(ACLS) refers to a set of clinical interventions for the urgent treatment of cardiac arrest.

It is also applicable for strokes and other life-threatening medical emergencies, as well as the knowledge and skills to deploy those interventions.

Outside North America, Advanced Life Support is used.

Course Overview

For healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies and for personnel in emergency response.

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

All course applications for ACLS are to be submitted ACLS centers directly.