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Bay Area ACLS Classes
American Heart Association CPR/ACLS/PALS Provider

American Heart Association ACLS Classes Bay Area

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) for Healthcare Providers

The ACLS course builds on the foundation of lifesaving Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced course highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care, and immediate post-cardiac arrest care. ACLS also covers airway management and related pharmacology.

New edition! 2010 GuidelinesProduct displayed: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Provider Manual (90-1014)

Skills are taught in large-group sessions and small-group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

The ACLS course covers:

  • ACLS algorithms
  • immediate post-cardiac-arrest care
  • airway management
  • rhythm recognition
  • high-quality CPR
  • 1-rescuer CPR AED
  • effective resuscitation team dynamics
  • science overview (update course)
  • BLS and ACLS surveys
  • ACS
  • Megacode treatment
  • identification and initial care of other life-threatening clinical situations (such as stroke).

ACLS training is intended for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of the hospital, including:

  • physicians
  • nurses
  • emergency medical technicians
  • paramedics
  • staff in intensive care units and emergency or critical care departments
  • other professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency

Students must pass a written exam and skills test in order to qualify for an ACLS Course Completion Card.

To be successful in any ACLS course, students should be able to identify ECG rhythms and should know pharmacology specific to cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiopulmonary emergencies before beginning the course. It is strongly recommended that students review the ACLS course materials and complete a precourse self-assessment using the tools in their student materials before starting the course.

Course Length
Course length is approximately 10-12 hours for the initial course, and approximately 5-6.5 hours for the renewal course. Part 1 (cognitive portion) can be taken in an instructor-led training session or on a self-directed basis as an online eLearning course. Students then practice their skills (Part 2) and are tested (Part 3) with a certified American Heart Association ACLS instructor.

Our onsite trainers will travel to your location and work around your busy schedule. On-Site Training in CPR/AED, BLS, ACLS, PALS, ITLS. We service all of ACLS CPR in Bay Area, ACLS CPR in Central and Northern California, ACLS CPR in Southern California including  ACLS CPR in Alameda County: ACLS in Oakland CPR in Oakland, ACLS in Fremont CPR in Fremont, ACLS in Alameda CPR in Alameda, ACLS in Berkeley CPR in Berkeley, ACLS in Hayward CPR in Hayward, and ACLS in San Leandro CPR in San Leandro, ACLS in Santa Clara County: ACLS in San Jose CPR in San Jose,ACLS in Sunnyvale CPR in Sunnyvale, ACLS in Santa Clara CPR in Santa Clara, and ACLS in Mountain View ACLS in Palo Alto CPR in Palo Alto, CPR in Mountain View, San Mateo County: ACLS in San mateo CPR in San Mateo, ACLS in Daly City CPR in Daly City, ACLS in Burlingame CPR in Burlingame, ACLS in Menlo Park CPR in Menlo Park ACLS in Foster City CPR in Foster City and ACLS in Redwood City CPR in Redwood City, Contra Costa County: ACLS in Richmond CPR in Richmond, ACLS in Antioch CPR in Antioch, ACLS in Walnut Creek CPR in Walnut Creek, ACLS in Brentwood CPR in Brentwood, ACLS in Concord CPR in Concord, ACLS in San Ramon CPR in San Ramon, ACLS in Antioch CPR in Antioch and ACLS in Danville CPR in Danville, San Francisco County: ACLS in San Francisco CPR in San Francisco, Sacramento County: ACLS in Sacramento CPR in Sacramento, ACLS in Elk Grove CPR in Elk Grove, ACLS in Roseville CPR in Roseville, ACLS in Folsom CPR in Folsom, ACLS in Rocklin CPR in Rocklin and ACLS in Citrus Heights CPR in Citrus Heights, ACLS CPR in Stanislaus County: ACLS in Turlock CPR in Turlock and ACLS in Modesto CPR in Modesto, ACLS CPR in San Joaquin County: ACLS in Tracy CPR in Tracy, ACLS in Manteca CPR in Manteca, and ACLS in Stockton CPR in Stockton, San Diego County, ACLS in San Diego CPR in San Diego, CPR in Poway, ACLS in Los Angeles CPR in Los Angeles County, CPR in Orange County and all areas surrounding the above cities and counties.


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 material, do not represent income to the Association.

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