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ACLS for Experienced Providers (ACLS EP)

The goal of ACLS EP is improving outcomes in complex cardiovascular, respiratory, and other (e.g., metabolic or toxicologic) emergencies by expanding on core ACLS guidelines using critical thinking and decision-making strategies. Through instruction and active participation in case-based scenarios, students enhance their skills in the differential diagnosis and treatment of pre-arrest, arrest, and post-arrest patients.

Who should take ACLS EP?

The classroom-based ACLS EP course is intended for seasoned healthcare providers who are proficient in performing BLS and ACLS skills, reading and interpreting ECGs, and understanding ACLS pharmacology, and who regularly lead or participate in emergency assessment and treatment of pre-arrest, arrest, or post-arrest patients.

This audience includes:

  • physicians
  • paramedics
  • emergency department or critical-care nurses.

The course director may also allow other professionals who are deeply involved in the field of resuscitation to participate, including scientists, educators, and researchers.

In order to take this course, students must pass a precourse examination with a grade of 84% or higher. The ACLS EP Exam Key (EC15-1411) must be purchased separately.

Course Content

Concepts and skills covered in ACLS EP include:

  • the systematic approach
  • high-performance team dynamics
  • systems of care
  • airway management
  • electrical therapies
  • VF/pulseless VT and Asystole/PEA cardiac arrest
  • bradycardia & tachycardia
  • ACS, STEMI, NSTE-ACS unstable angina & heart failure, and shock complicating ACS
  • stroke
  • post-cardiac arrest care
  • toxicologic emergencies
  • cardiac arrest associated with asthma, anaphylaxis, trauma, electrical shock, hypothermia & pregnancy

Students who successfully complete the course will be able to:

  • demonstrate proficiency in providing BLS care, including prioritizing chest compressions and integrating use of an AED
  • recognize and manage respiratory arrest
  • recognize and manage cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including post-cardiac-arrest care
  • demonstrate effective communication as a leader or member of a resuscitation team and recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance
  • apply the systematic approach to assessment, evaluation, and management of complex cardiovascular, respiratory, and other emergencies

ACLS EP is a credentialed course.

Providers who successfully complete the ACLS EP course receive a course completion card valid for two years.

ACLS EP is a classroom-based course.