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Emergency Response Training, Inc.

ACLS Provider

ACLS Provider

The ACLS course builds on the foundation of lifesaving Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers skills, emphasizing the importance  of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced course highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care, and immediate post-cardiac-arrest-care.

ACLS also covers airway management and related pharmacology. Skills are taught in  group sessions with small group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

 Please note: You must have a 2015 ACLS Provider Manual with you at the time of class. 

The new 2015 ACLS course requires you to interpret EKG rhythms. Unless you work with EKG rhythms on a daily basis we strongly recommend that you practice reading EKGs prior to class.

This course is intended for:

  • Physicians

  • Nurses

  • Paramedics

  • EMT’s

  • Respiratory Therapists

  • Staff in intensive- care units and emergency or critical care departments

  • Other professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency

  • Physician Assistants

  • Residents or fellows

Suggested text and learning aids:

  • 1. Rapid Interpretation of EKGs by Dale Dubins. 6th edition.

  • We have provided a link to the ebook below. (6.99)


  • 2. EKG simulators

  • There are also some inexpensive EKG simulators that are very helpful. We suggest the 30-day Personal ECG Review by by Pace Symposia for $9.99.


This course covers:

  • ACLS Algorithms

  • Immediate post-cardiac-arrest care

  • Airway management

  • Rhythm recognition

  • High-quality CPR

  • 1- rescuer CPR AED

  • Effective resuscitation team dynamics

  • Science overview (update course)

  • BLS and ACLS surveys

  • ACS

  • Megacode treatment

  • Identification and initial care of other life-threatening clinical situations (such as stroke)