The AHA’s ACLS EP Course have been updated to reflect science in the following:
· 2010 AHA Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
· 2013 American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF)/AHA Guidelines for the Management of ST-Elevation
· 2012 ACCF/AHA Focused Update of the Guideline for the Management of Patients With Unstable Angina/Non–ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction
The goal of the classroom, Instructor-led ACLS EP Course is to improve outcomes in complex cardiovascular, respiratory and other
(eg, metabolic, toxicologic) emergencies by expanding on core ACLS guidelines and encouraging critical thinking and decisionmaking
strategies. Through instruction and active participation in case-based scenarios, learners enhance their skills in the differential diagnosis and treatment of prearrest, arrest and postarrest patients.
For successful course completion, learners must actively participate in all case-based scenarios and must meet all current ACLS
course completion requirements including
· Pass the 1-rescuer CPR and AED skills test
· Pass the bag-mask ventilation skills test
· Pass the Megacode skills test
· Pass the ACLS Provider exam with a score of 84% or higher
Upon successful completion, learners receive an ACLS EP course completion card, valid for 2 years.