The goal of the ACLS Provider Course is to improve quality of care provided to the adult victim of a cardiac arrest or other pulmonary emergency. This course will enhance your skills in the treatment of arrest and peri arrest patients through active participation in a series of simulated cardiac and respiratory cases. These simulations are designed to reinforce important concepts, including BLS Primary Survey, ACLS Secondary Survey, ACLS Algorithms, Effective team leader skills and team dynamics. If you are an EMMC employee, please contact your unit educator for a book.

Precourse Requirements - You should prepare for the course by doing the following: 

  1. Complete the Precourse Preparation Checklist (Attached in your confirmation email). Bring the checklist with you to the course.

  2. Review and understand the information in your ACLS Provider Manual. Pay particular attention to the cases in Part 5.

  3. Ensure that your BLS skills and knowledge are current for the resuscitation scenarios. You will be tested on adult high-quality BLS skills at the beginning of the ACLS Course. You must know this in advance because you will not be taught how to do CPR or use an AED.

  4. Review, understand, and complete the Precourse Self-Assessment (mandatory) on the Student Website (

  5. Print your scores (certificate) for the Precourse Self-Assessment and bring them with you to class. A passing score is 70% or above, and you can take the Precourse Self-Assessment as many times as needed in order to pass. THIS IS A REQUIREMENT TO ENTER THE COURSE

If you are unable to attend you must submit a request in writing by fax, e-mail or mail to the Clinical Education Department at least 10 days before the class to have the course tuition reimbursed. A refund processing fee of 15% will be deducted from the paid tuition for all refunds. Manuals that have been sent to participants and have been opened are not refundable and the cost of the book will not be refunded. Those who do not cancel may request to have their tuition transferred to another class providing there is space and all prerequisites are met as outlined above.