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Course Description

Vital Ethics’ ACLS classes are designed for health care providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of hospital. Through the ACLS class, health care providers will enhance their skills in the treatment of the adult victim of a cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies. ACLS emphasizes the importance of basic life support CPR to patient survival; the integration of effective basic life support with advanced cardiovascular life support interventions; and the importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation.

Upon completion of the ACLS provider course health care providers will leave  with  a better understanding of the dynamics of  cardiac emergencies and the unique challenges that patients often present. Our objective is to instruct, challenge, and evaluate the health care professionals ability to apply ACLS algorithms with a systematic approach given a variety of scenarios. Certification is valid for two years.

The initial ACLS provider course requires the book prior to class which is shipped by UPS upon completion of registration. The book can also be picked up at our office by appointment for students who are registering close to the actual class date.

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ACLS is based on simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active, hands-on participation through learning stations where students will practice essential skills individually, as part of a team, and as team leader. Realistic simulations reinforce the following key concepts: proficiency in basic life support care; recognizing and initiating early management of peri-arrest conditions; managing cardiac arrest; identifying and treating ischemic chest pain and acute coronary syndromes; recognizing other life-threatening clinical situations (such as stroke) and providing initial care; ACLS algorithms; and effective resuscitation team dynamics.

Intended Audience: The advanced cardiac life support course is designed for medical providers such as:

  • Physicians

  • Nurses (Students, LPN and RN’s)

  • Paramedics (EMT Basics Welcome)

  • Respiratory Therapists

and other professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency.

Course Length: Approximately 16 hours (Initial) 8 Hours (refresher), including breaks

The following knowledge and skills are required for successful course completion:

  • A Positive Attitude

  • BLS skills

  • ECG rhythm interpretation for core ACLS rhythms

  • Basic ACLS drug and pharmacology knowledge

  • Practical application of ACLS rhythms and drugs

  • Effective resuscitation team concepts

  • Pass the final exam with 80% or better

  • A Positive Attitude

Vital Ethics offers ACLS certification accredited through the American Health and Safety Institute (ASHI).

Provider approved by California Board of Registered Nursing CEP#15010

Sacramento County EMS Pre-Hospital Provider #34-4710

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The ASHI class uses curriculum provided by Mosby – Jems – Publishing, and is the official text for American Health & Safety Institute ACLS.


Registration can be completed by phone or online. Payment is required to register online. All classes begin promptly at listed start time. Late students may be required to reschedule. Certification cards are received upon completion of course work and passing of written exam (Temporary cards may be issued in some cases). You must have a current or recently (90 days) expired health care provider BLS card to take any ACLS or PALS class, and a current or recently (90 days) expired ACLS or PALS card to take a refresher class. Cancellations are allowed one reschedule. “No shows” forfeit class registration fees entirely. All sales are final. Sorry there are NO REFUNDS.

If the provider cancels the course a full refund will be provided. Online registrations fees will be forfeited if student cancels or reschedules more than twice. Books are shipped to students attending initial ACLS or PALS provider courses . Once you have registered you will receive an email with instructions to create a user name and password to access study tools.

These study tools are for use at your leisure and NOT a requirement for you to complete prior to class unless you are taking a one day initial ACLS or PALS course. All classes on the class calendar are accredited by the American Safety and Health Institute unless otherwise specified. Skills check off’s and challenges can be provided by appointment in addition to the listed schedule. If you are taking an ACLS you will receive BLS certification in addition to your advanced certification.

By registering, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to these terms.




There is a 3.7% transaction fee on all registration

ASHI ACLS Initial Class (16 CE’s)    $195.00

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