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Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider Course (2 Day)

Please Note: This is a 2-day course. By selecting the date listed you are registering for this date and the following day. The times are Day 1 (7:45am-4:30pm) and Day 2 (7:45am-3:00pm).

Description and Target Audience: This two-day American Heart Association (AHA) workshop is designed for RNs, LPNs, physicians, RTs, EMS, and other healthcare providers who either direct or participate in resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of the hospital. The AHA developed the ACLS course for currently active healthcare providers (eg, medical, nursing, emergency medical, or allied health personnel) whose daily occupation or volunteer activities demand proficiency in the knowledge and skills of ACLS.

You must have a current BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR card. BRING YOUR CPR CARD WITH YOU TO CLASS. You will be asked to present the card during registration.

ACLS is designed to cover these concepts:

  1. Identification and treatment of medical conditions that place the patient at risk for cardiac arrest.
  2. BLS primary survey.
  3. ACLS secondary survey.
  4. ACLS algorithms.
  5. Effective resuscitation team dynamics.


At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify and initiate early management of peri-arrest conditions that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in providing BLS care, including prioritizing chest compressions and integrating AED use.
  • Manage cardiac arrest until return of spontaneous circulation, termination for resuscitation or transfer of care.
  • Identify and treat ischemic chest pain and expedite the care of patients with acute coronary syndromes.
  • Identify other life threatening clinical situations, such as stroke, and providing effective initial care and transfer to reduce disability and death.
  • Demonstrate effective communication as a member or leader of a resuscitation team and recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance.
  • Describe the BLS Primary Survey and ACLS Secondary Survey with critical actions.
  • Assign team functions and monitor CPR.
  • Manage VF/pulseless VT according to the ACLS Pulseless Arrest Algorithm.
  • Discuss the ACLS ACS Algorithm, including the initial use of drugs, doses, and strategies.
  • Manage Asystole/PEA according to the ACLS Pulseless Arrest Algorithm.
  • Manage Bradycardia according to the ACLS Bradycardia Algorithm.
  • Manage stable/unstable Tachycardia according to the ACLS Tachycardia Algorithm.
  • Discuss the ACLS Suspected Stroke Algorithm, including NINDS time goals.


Karen Young, RN, BSN, CNOR, Enterprise Education, CoxHealth Education Center, CoxHealth Training Center ACLS Regional Faculty, Springfield, MO

Angie Curry, RNC, Enterprise Educator, CoxHealth Education Center, CoxHealth Training Center ACLS Training Center Faculty, Springfield, MO

We reserve the right to substitute educators.


Course Day 1                                                         

07:45 – 08:00            Registration/Welcome                            

08:00 – 08:15           Overview, Course Organization   

08:15 – 08:30           BLS Primary & ACLS Secondary Survey           

08:30 – 09:30           CPR/AED Skills Practice/Testing            

09:30 – 09:45           Break                                                

09:45 – 10:45            Management of Respiratory Emergencies         

10:45 – 11:15            Acute Stroke                                   

11:15 – 12:00           Lunch (on your own)                                 

12:00 – 12:30            Megacode & Team Concept                     

12:30 – 12:45           Technology Update                        

12:45 – 2:15             VF/Pulseless VT

2:15 – 2:30               Break             

2:30 – 3:30                Bradycardia/PEA/Asystole

3:30 – 4:30               Stable/Unstable Tachycardia

4:30 – 5:00                Questions/Discussion

5:00                          Adjourn


Course Day 2

07:45 – 08:00            Registration/Welcome

08:00 – 08:05            Questions/Discussion

08:05 – 08:50            ACS

08:50 – 09:15            Putting It All Together (video)

09:15 – 09:30            Break

09:30 – 11:00            Putting It All Together

11:00 – 11:45            Lunch (on your own)

11:45 –12:00             Testing Details        

12:00 – 1:00              Megacode Testing

1:00 – 2:00                Written Test

2:00 – 3:00                Remediation/Evaluations/ Statements of Credit

Testing: Written exam (50 questions) which must be passed with an 84%. One-on-one skills testing required.

Course Length: 15 hours

Certification Length: 2 years

Includes: Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider Manual and certification card.

Location: CoxHealth Education Center, CoxHealth North, K400, 4th Floor, Classroom #1.

Directions: Enter Cox North from the Robberson Ave. Northwest Entrance. Upon entering the building turn right and take the elevator to the 4th floor. You will arrive in the Education Center lobby.

Educational Credit:

CoxHealth is accredited by the Missouri State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CoxHealth designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


CoxHealth Education Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Missouri Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

           12.0 Contact Hours

CoxHealth – Prehospital Services is an approved provider of continuing education by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Unit of EMS. This activity has been approved for 12.0 contact hours. The Training Center number is 07710C.

Per the Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration, Division 2255-Missouri Board for Respiratory Care, 20 CSR 2255-4.010 Continuing Education Requirements, Section 6-C, “Six (6) hours will be awarded for the successful completion of a course (excluding preparatory courses) related to Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Neonatal Advanced Life Support (NALS/Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). Programs identified within this subsection will not require pre-approval by AARC, its state affiliates or the board for acceptance as hours towards fulfilling the continuing education requirement. However, not more than a total of twelve (12) hours will be awarded for any combination of the above mentioned programs during a two (2)-year period.” Contact hours are 12.0 for this activity.

This activity has been approved by CoxHealth for 2.0 trauma contact hours for CoxHealth employees.

This activity has been approved by CoxHealth for 0.5 stroke contact hours for CoxHealth employees.

Accreditation approval only refers to this educational activity and does not imply endorsement of any commercial products by CoxHealth or any proprietary entity producing health care goods or services.

Participants will receive statements of credit at the end of the program when all requirements for credit have been met. Satisfactory completion of objectives will occur through course attendance. Therefore contact hours will be given only for hours the participant attends. In order to receive a statement of credit, all participants must sign-in at the registration desk, turn in a completed evaluation form at the end of the program, pass a written test, and demonstrate the skills necessary to complete this course.

Information presented during this activity represents the views and opinions of the presenters and does not necessarily constitute the opinion, endorsement of, or promotion by CoxHealth.

No sponsorship or commercial support has been received for this activity.

All speakers and planning committee members for this activity have indicated they do not have any conflicts of interest or significant financial affiliations with any pharmaceutical or medical device companies. American Heart Association created this activity.

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

 Fees are subject to change at any time.

Have questions about ACLS Provider Course (2 Day)? Contact Cox College


Cox North - Education Center - K400, Classroom #1
1423 N Jefferson Ave
Springfield, MO 65802

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