AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support ACLS Initial
Advanced Cardiac Life Support or ACLS Initial Certification is a 12 hour classroom course created by the American Heart Association that awards a 2 year ACLS certification for those who work in critical areas of the hospital such as ICU, Telemetry, ER, CCU and outpatient surgery areas. The initial course is for those who have never taken the course before, or are expired. Most hospitals require doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists and charge nurses to have this certification. This course teaching advanced Life Support measures such as drug administration for arrhythmias, cardioversion, defibrillation, CPR, and advanced airways as well as heart rhythm recognition.