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Advanced Cardiac Life Support


Advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS) impacts multiple key links in the chain of survival that include interventions to prevent cardiac arrest, treat cardiac arrest, and improve outcomes of patients who achieve return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) after cardiac arrest. ACLS interventions aimed at preventing cardiac arrest include airway management, ventilation support, and treatment of bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias. For the treatment of cardiac arrest, ACLS interventions build on the basic life support (BLS) foundation of immediate recognition and activation of the emergency response system, early CPR, and rapid defibrillation to further increase the likelihood of ROSC with drug therapy, advanced airway management, and physiologic monitoring. Following ROSC, survival and neurologic outcome can be improved with integrated post–cardiac arrest care


*Prerequisites: Current CPR Card & Pretest must be completed


*Initial Course 16 hours- recommended for those not familiar with ECG's, algorithms, and pharmacology.


*Renewal Course 8 hours- recommended for providers who are already certified but in need of re-certification is conducted on day two of class.


*Text books are MANDATORY.  The 2020 AHA ACLS Provider Manual textbook for the class is sold separately and can be purchased at Treasure Coast Medical Institute or through a third-party vendor, WorldPoint. You may purchase the textbook from WorldPoint here:


*TCMI's textbook cost is $50.00. 


*Recertification every 2 years.


*Treasure Coast Medical Institute will be happy to offer private training for your staff.  Please contact us for more information on coming to your office for training.  



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