ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)

Emergency Department

202 S. Park St.
Madison, WI 53715

2 min Average

ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)

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This class is offered through our partner, Center for Healthcare Excellence and Simulation (CHES), 3001 W. Beltline Highway, Madison, WI 53713, 608-227-2292 (phone).  View the schedule and register.


The course will present the information standards and skills developed by the American Heart Association for Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification and re-certification. The material will be presented through the use of lecture, interactive discussions and skills sessions. Participants will complete both written and performance examinations.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to direct a team of health care providers in a simulated cardiac arrest situation. In addition, participants will learn such skills as airway management, defibrillation/ cardioversion and use of an AED, application of therapeutic modalities based on recognition of dysrhythmias.

Class Dates

Recognition (2 day course)

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Re-certification (1 day course)

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Intended Audience

Physicians, nurses and paraprofessionals involved in critical care/emergency care situations.

Admission Requirements

  • ECG interpretation skills required. Must be able to identify static and dynamic rhythms.
  • All applicants should have a current Health Care Provider CPR card at registration. If you are not current in CPR, please arrange to do so as soon as possible, hopefully before your ACLS course.
  • All renewal candidates need to submit a previous ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) card. This can be presented at registration.
  • It is necessary that the renewal participant be thoroughly familiar with all ACLS concepts. The focus of the renewal portion of the course is designed toward an update of current ACLS protocols and skills and successful skills demonstration / validation.

Class Materials

Class materials will be mailed upon confirmation of payment to the address indicated on registration form above .

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in ACLS 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, and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the association.