ACLS – Advanced Cardiac Life Support – Initial

American Heart Association ACLS Certification

(2 Year Certification) – Same Day Certification Card!  

Recommended for any healthcare professional and medical personnel who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency.

The ACLS Initial Class covers:

  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Airway Management
  • ACLS Pharmacology
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) review
  • Management of acute coronary syndromes and stroke
  • How to be both a leader and a team member in a resuscitation team

BRN, EMS, and Pharmacy CEs Available!

This class is approximately 12 hours.

**This class is for those who have never taken ACLS before or have an expired ACLS certification card.

If you are ordering a textbook for Pick-Up, please call ahead of time to make an appointment to pick up your book as our office hours may change based on our class schedule.

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ACLS Certification Courses with SureFire CPR

When a patient is suffering through a disastrous medical crisis, the set of techniques known as Advanced Cardiac Life Support is a crucial tool healthcare professionals must employ to have a chance of saving the imperiled life. It draws on a wide range of technical knowledge and is appropriate only to those who are deeply experienced in patient care. For those who are qualified, however, it can mean the difference between life and death for a person in critical need. As such, it’s often mandatory for advanced medical personnel who will have occasion to treat patients during serious medical emergencies. ACLS assumes access to advanced equipment that is only available to hospital, clinic, and emergency workers, and so treatment is rarely administered outside of a professional medical setting.

Getting ACLS Certified

SureFire CPR offers ACLS certification to qualified healthcare providers in the Southern California area, with multiple training locations available. The course is offered in two versions: one that is administered entirely on site in our offices, and one that includes a substantial online portion to accommodate the busy schedules of many of our students. However, even the blended learning version of the course includes a skills test that must be taken at one of our offices.

Our courses are taught by acknowledged experts in ACLS who are currently practicing in their field. Leading small classes of qualified students, instructors guide a participatory approach to learning that encourages hands-on experience in order to fully develop the techniques. Muscle memory is an important function to integrate with our students’ existing skill sets, so adequate resources are always accorded to all students, including a one-to-one manikin-to-student ratio. All equipment students use to practice represents the most current technology. Given the critical importance of the training, SureFire CPR is proud to offer the highest possible caliber ACLS course.

We also offer ACLS certification renewal – a sped-up version of the program – as well as special courses that can be taught on site at your home or business to better meet your needs. Contact us with any questions, or to arrange ACLS certification for a large group.

 ACLS Course Overview

Students will learn and train with the AHA-approved protocol for ACLS, which involves:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) and CPR review
  • Initiating the ACLS process
  • Airway management techniques
  • Recognizing arrhythmia
  • Appropriate medications
  • Employing electrical therapy
  • Creating IV access and other invasive procedures
  • Algorithm training
  • Handling special situations, such as strokes

Explore our course offerings to find out how we can help meet your goals in emergency medical training.