Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

This course is offered in both Traditional (in-person) and HeartCode (hybrid) versions. The AHA’s ACLS course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of preventing cardiac arrest, early and continuous high-quality CPR, and high-performing teams. The course reflects science and education from the 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC)

After successfully completing this course, students should be able to:

Apply the BLS, Primary, and Secondary Assessments sequence for a systemic evaluation of adult patients

Discuss how the use of a rapid response team (RRT) or medical emergency team (MET) may improve patient outcomes

Discuss early recognition and management of Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS), including appropriate disposition

Discuss early recognition and management of stroke, including appropriate disposition

Recognize bradycardias and tachycardias that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome

Perform early management of bradycardias and tachycardias that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome

Model effective communication as a member or leader of high-performance team

Recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance

Perform early management of respiratory arrest

Perform prompt, high-quality BLS including prioritizing early chest compressions and integrating early automated external defibrillator (AED) use

Perform early management of cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including immediate post-cardiac arrest care

Evaluate resuscitative efforts during a cardiac arrest through continous assessment of CPR quality, monitoring the patient’s physiologic response, and delivering real-time feedback to the team

PLEASE NOTE: ACLS courses require the completion of a pre-course self-assessment. The assessment is an online module available from the American Heart Association. Students will need to bring their completion documentation with them to their class.

When is it offered?

The initial (first-time) traditional (in-person) class is offered every other Wednesday from 9 am – 7 pm. 

The renewal traditional (in-person) class is offered every Tuesday from 12 pm – 4 pm.

Please note that other days/times can be arranged by calling 313-742-3751

Course cost

The cost of this course is $250 for first-timers and $150 for renewals for traditional courses (in-person).

The cost for HeartCode (hybrid) is $30 for both first-timers and renewals.

Book course online

If you’re intersted in the HeartCode (Hybrid) version of this class, please contact us at 313-742-3751 or by using the Contact Page to setup a time.

Questions about course?

If you have any questions about this course, feel free to contact Detroit CPR Training at 313-742-3751