The Advanced Cardiac Life Support for the Experienced Provider (ACLS EP) class offers an alternative to the standard ACLS Provider Renewal course. It is designed to enhance the learning and educational experience for ACLS providers who have renewed several times and use their skills routinely.
Designed for ACLS seasoned healthcare providers who are proficient in performing BLS and ACLS skills, reading and interpreting ECGs, and understanding ACLS pharmacology and who regularly lead or participate in emergency assessment and treatment of pre-arrest, arrest or post-arrest patients. This audience includes physicians, paramedics and emergency department or critical care nurses.
The goal of the 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 decision making strategies. Through instruction and active participation in case-based scenarios, learners enhance their skills in the differential diagnosis and treatment of pre-arrest, arrest and post-arrest patients.
This fast paced course starts out with core ACLS skills and megacode testing and progresses through four core learning stations: cardiovascular, pharmacology/toxicology, respiratory/metabolic, and post cardiac arrest care.
This class also offers attendees the opportunity to renew their BLS Provider cards (When you bring a valid HeartCode BLS certificate to class. Sold separately.1).
Provider Manuals: You are responsible for acquiring your own provider manuals and bringing them to class.
Two manuals are required for this combo course. Both are available in paperback and eBook:
- ACLS EP Manual - Item #: 15-1064; ISBN: 9781616696436.
- ACLS EP eBook - Item #: 15-3134
- BLS Provider Manual - Item #: 15-1010; ISBN: 978-1-61669-407-4
- BLS Provider eBook - Item #: 15-3102; ISBN: 978-1-61669-410-4
Authorized AHA distributors:
Before attending, the student must pass the Self-Assessment and the ACLS Exam with a minimum score of 84%.
The Self-Assessment is located on the AHA Student Website and requires a code provided in the ACLS EP manual. The student must print the Self-Assessment completion certificate and bring it to class.
The ACLS Exam keycode will be delivered in your confirmation email following registration. You will have two attempts to pass the exam. If an exam key is lost, a new exam key must be purchased separately. The student must print the Exam completion certificate and bring it to class.
HeartCode BLS Certificate (if seeking concurrent BLS provider recertification.1 Note: For SCCAD employees, this is an absolute requirement).
AHA Completion Cards and Course Certificates:
SCCAD will process your AHA Provider eCards within 20 days of the completion of this course.
The ACLS EP & BLS provider certications are valid for a period of two years and meet one component of relicensure in the State of Missouri. ACLS EP supercedes ACLS provider.
** The completion of the Pre-course Self-Assessment and ACLS Online Exam is required by AHA guidelines, and is therefore mandatory prior to attending class. In order for SCCAD to be compliant with AHA requirementss, no exceptions will be made