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ACLS for Experienced Providers

ACLS for Experienced Providers goes beyond the core ACLS training by offering critical thinking opportunities for those advanced, experienced, healthcare professionals who use ACLS on a regular basis. The goal of ACLS EP is to improve outcomes in complex cardiovascular, respiratory and other (e.g., metabolic, toxicologic) emergencies by expanding on core ACLS guidelines and encouraging critical thinking and decision-making strategies. Through cooperative learning and active participation in case-based scenarios, learners enhance their skills in the differential diagnosis and treatment of prearrest, arrest and postarrest patients.

Who should take this course?

The AHA’s ACLS EP Course is designed for those who are proficient in performing BLS and ACLS skills, reading and interpreting ECGs, understanding ACLS pharmacology; and who regularly lead or participate in emergency assessment and treatment of prearrest, arrest, or postarrest patients.

What does this course teach?

  • Demonstrate proficiency in providing BLS care, including prioritizing chest compressions and integrating use of an AED
  • Recognize and manage respiratory arrest
  • Recognize and manage cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including post–cardiac arrest care

Course Completion Card

Upon completion of all course requirements, participants receive an ACLS EP Provider Course Completion Card which is valid for two years.


Course Information

Format

Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency

For those who are proficient in performing BLS and ACLS skills, reading and interpreting ECGs, understanding ACLS pharmacology; and who regularly lead or participate in emergency assessment and treatment of prearrest, arrest, or postarrest patients

Course Completion

Contact an AHA Training Center in your area to sign up for an Instructor-led class

Course Length

Approximately 8 hours with breaks

Completion Card

ACLS EP Provider Course Completion Card, valid for two years

Accessibility

Contact your Training Center to inquire about their facility’s accommodations.

CE/CME

ACLS for Experienced Providers Instructor Essentials Classroom Course Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services

ACCREDITATION TERM: 5/31/2017-5/31/2020

This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), for 6.50 Advanced CEHs, activity number 17-AMHA-F2-0025.

By claiming CAPCE credit, the claimant acknowledges the following: I understand that the American Heart Association as a requirement of CAPCE accreditation will submit a record of my course completions to the CAPCE AMS. I further understand that my course completion records may be accessed by or shared with such regulators as state EMS offices, training officers, and NREMT on a password-protected, need-to-know basis. In addition, I understand that I may review my record of CAPCE-accredited course completions by contacting CAPCE.

**CAPCE credit must be claimed within 6 months of participation. CME/CE credit will no longer be available once the six-month credit claiming period has elapsed.

ACLS for Experienced Providers Classroom Course Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services

ACCREDITATION TERM: 5/31/2017-5/31/2020

This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), for 6.75 Advanced CEHs, activity number 17-AMHA-F2-0026.

By claiming CAPCE credit, the claimant acknowledges the following: I understand that the American Heart Association as a requirement of CAPCE accreditation will submit a record of my course completions to the CAPCE AMS. I further understand that my course completion records may be accessed by or shared with such regulators as state EMS offices, training officers, and NREMT on a password-protected, need-to-know basis. In addition, I understand that I may review my record of CAPCE-accredited course completions by contacting CAPCE.

**CAPCE credit must be claimed within 6 months of participation. CME/CE credit will no longer be available once the six-month credit claiming period has elapsed.

Student Materials

15-1064 ACLS EP Resource Text OR 15-3134 ACLS EP Resource Text eBook

Instructor Materials

15-1065 ACLS EP Instructor Package

Additional course materials available for Instructors at AHA Instructor Network

Find a Training Center near you

Training Center

Contact an AHA Training Center to sign up for an instructor-led class or blended learning skills session.

Course Materials

Visit ShopCPR.Heart.org to purchase ACLS for Experienced Providers training course materials.