Advanced Cardiovascular Life
Support for Experienced Providers (ACLS-EP)
letter of attendance documenting the hours of
training (e.g., Category 2 CME) will be provided upon request for qualified healthcare
This continuing education activity is approved by the
American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the
Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services
(CECBEMS), for 7.25 Advanced CEHs, activity number 13-AMHA-F2-0175.
NJ paramedics receive credit through MICU clinical
Application for formal nursing contact hours is pending.
ACLS-EP does not qualify for NJ EMT
The ACLS-EP course goes beyond traditional ACLS by
promoting critical thinking and clinical decision making
strategies to enhance differential diagnosis and improve outcomes in
patients before, during, and immediately after cardiac arrest and
resuscitation. It is well suited for physicians, medical
(MET) or rapid response team (RRT) members, emergency and critical
care professionals, paramedics, and
other practitioners who routinely function as a resuscitation team
leader or decision maker. Veteran ACLS providers will find this
one-day session a fresh and exciting alternative to the traditional
ACLS Refresher course.
The course verifies the student's firm understanding of ACLS core
principles and guidelines then employs active participation in
case-based scenarios to enhance cognitive skills in differential
diagnosis and treatment approaches to pre- and post-arrest patients
with complex cardiovascular, respiratory, and other medical
emergencies. Students who complete this case-based course
receive an ACLS-EP card valid for two years.
ACLS EP has been updated to reflect science from the following:
• 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC
• 2013 American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF)/AHA Guidelines
for the Management of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction
• 2012 ACCF/AHA Focused Update of the Guideline for the Management of
Patients With Unstable Angina/Non–ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction
Applicants must have current American Heat
for Healthcare Providers and Advanced
Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
cards during the entire
course and be
to demonstrate proficiency with all BLS and resuscitation
skills in class. Students must be well prepared.
Conventional BLS and ACLS knowledge and skills are verified at
the beginning of the course and students who fail the testing are
neither offered remediation nor allowed to continue to the rest of the
Candidates for the course are seasoned, advanced ACLS
providers (e.g., physician, emergency or critical care nurse,
physician assistant, etc.)
who either will direct or participate in an adult's resuscitation as
part of their daily occupation or routine clinical
Participation in the interactive case-based scenarios relies on broad
familiarity with internal, emergency, and/or critical care medicine.
Participants must have access to a computer with Internet
access connected to a printer to do the precourse homework.