This is a HeartCode ACLS skill session which means you must complete the online HeartCode ACLS training PRIOR to visiting us and getting your skills checked. We also offer an in-person instructor-led ACLS class less frequently.

HeartCode ACLS is the AHA’s blended learning delivery method for the AHA’s ACLS Course. HeartCode blended learning delivers quality resuscitation education regardless of where providers are located and gives them more control to complete the course at their own pace. Providers first complete the online portion of HeartCode ACLS and then complete a hands-on skills session with an AHA ACLS Instructor or on a simulation station. To enter the course, participants must complete a precourse self-assessment.

  • Identify & treat: Be able to confidently recognize, treat and manage a compromised person at risk of cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, and other life-threatening arrhythmias and coronary syndromes.

  • Proficiency: Demonstrate competency in recognition and management of respiratory and cardiac arrest, peri-arrest conditions, and life-threatening arrhythmias. This includes prioritizing effective chest compressions, airway management, use of a bag-mask device, and integrating the use of electrical therapies including defibrillation, synchronized cardioversion, external pacing.

  • Pharmacology: Identify, discuss, and administer appropriate emergency drugs; including intraosseous insertion and management.

  • Communication: Demonstrate effective communication as a member or leader of a resuscitation team

  • Ongoing: Reflection on practice during and post-resuscitation care and considerations.

In the event of cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, or other cardiovascular emergencies, knowing what to do with immediacy and confidence is paramount to the outcome of the patient. Every second counts. 

Our American Heart Association (AHA) ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support) training also referred to as Advanced Cardiac Life Support, arms clinicians with the skills they need to provide urgent treatment when faced with cardiac emergencies in prearrest, arrest, and postarrest patients. ACLS training goes beyond BLS (Basic Life Support) to provide a more comprehensive knowledge of advanced life support.

This course is designed for experienced emergency and critical care clinicians including doctors, nurses, AEMTs, and paramedics and covers advanced resuscitation skills and the development of emergency team leadership abilities.

Our instructors are experienced healthcare professionals and certified by the AHA.


The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.