Registration Dates – Please click on desired date below and follow the registration steps:
*All dates are 8am-4:30pm each day

2017 Dates
February 22 & 23 (Springfield)
March 6 & 7 (Springfield)
March 30 & 31 (Branson)
April 19 & 20 (Springfield)
May 10 & 11 (Springfield)
May 23 & 24 (Branson)
June 6 & 7 (Springfield)
July 10 & 11 (Springfield)
August 17 & 18 (Springfield)
August 23 & 24 (Branson)
September 18 & 19 (Springfield)
October 11 & 12 (Branson – Interns Only Please)
October 18 & 19 (Springfield)
November 3 & 4 (MSU PA Program Students Only Please)
November 16 & 17 (Springfield)
December 18 & 19 (Springfield)
Did you know we have an ACLS Prep Course if you need help studying? Click HERE to view and register. This class is especially helpful for first time ACLS students.

Course Information:

Description and Target Audience: This two-day American Heart Association (AHA) workshop is designed for RNs, LPNs, physicians, RTs, EMS, and other healthcare providers who either direct or participate in resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of the hospital. The AHA developed the ACLS course for currently active healthcare providers (eg, medical, nursing, emergency medical, or allied health personnel) whose daily occupation or volunteer activities demand proficiency in the knowledge and skills of ACLS.

ACLS is designed to cover these concepts:
1) Identification and treatment of medical conditions that place the patient at risk for cardiac arrest.
2) BLS primary survey.
3) ACLS secondary survey.
4) ACLS algorithms.
5) Effective resuscitation team dynamics.

1) At the end of this course, participants should be able to:
2) Identify and initiate early management of peri-arrest conditions that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome.
3) Demonstrate proficiency in providing BLS care, including prioritizing chest compressions and integrating AED use.
4) Manage cardiac arrest until return of spontaneous circulation, termination for resuscitation or transfer of care.
5) Identify and treat ischemic chest pain and expedite the care of patients with acute coronary syndromes.
6) Identify other life threatening clinical situations, such as stroke, and providing effective initial care and transfer to reduce disability and death.
7) Demonstrate effective communication as a member or leader of a resuscitation team and recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance.
8) Describe the BLS Primary Survey and ACLS Secondary Survey with critical actions.
9) Assign team functions and monitor CPR.
10) Manage VF/pulseless VT according to the ACLS Pulseless Arrest Algorithm.
11) Discuss the ACLS ACS Algorithm, including the initial use of drugs, doses, and strategies.
12) Manage Asystole/PEA according to the ACLS Pulseless Arrest Algorithm.
13) Manage Bradycardia according to the ACLS Bradycardia Algorithm.
14) Manage stable/unstable Tachycardia according to the ACLS Tachycardia Algorithm.
15) Discuss the ACLS Suspected Stroke Algorithm, including NINDS time goals.

Carol Bland, RN, BSN
ACLS Training Center Faculty & Enterprise Educator
Cox College Interprofessional Simulation & Education Center

Cathy Sherrer, RN, BSN, MSN, NP-C
ACLS Training Center Faculty & Enterprise Educator
Cox College Interprofessional Simulation & Education Center

Alisa Hill, NREMT-P
ACLS Regional Faculty, ACLS Training Center Faculty & Enterprise Educator
Cox College Interprofessional Simulation & Education Center

We reserve the right to substitute faculty.

Course Day 1
07:45 – 08:00 Registration/Welcome
08:00 – 08:15  Overview, Course Organization
08:15 – 08:30  BLS Primary & ACLS Secondary Survey
08:30 – 09:30 CPR/AED Skills Practice/Testing
09:30 – 09:45  Break
09:45 – 10:45   Management of Respiratory Emergencies
10:45 – 11:15    Acute Stroke
11:15 – 12:00   Lunch (on your own)
12:00 – 12:30  Megacode & Team Concept
12:30 – 12:45   Technology Update
12:45 – 2:15     VF/Pulseless VT
2:15 – 2:30        Break
2:30 – 3:30       Bradycardia/PEA/Asystole
3:30 – 4:30       Stable/Unstable Tachycardia
4:30 – 5:00       Questions/Discussion
5:00 Adjourn

Course Day 2
07:45 – 08:00 Registration/Welcome
08:00 – 08:05 Questions/Discussion
08:05 – 08:50 ACS
08:50 – 09:15 Putting It All Together (video)
09:15 – 09:30 Break
09:30 – 11:00 Putting It All Together
11:00 – 11:45 Lunch (on your own)
11:45 –12:00 Testing Details
12:00 – 1:00 Megacode Testing
1:00 – 2:00 Written Test
2:00 – 3:00 Remediation/Evaluations/ Statements of Credit

 Written exam (50 questions) which must be passed with an 84%. One-on-one skills testing required.

Course Length:
 15 hours

Certification Length:
 2 years


General Public $275.00
Student $225.00

 Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider Manual and certification card.

Educational Credit:
CoxHealth Education Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

12.0 Contact Hours

CoxHealth – Prehospital Services is an approved provider of continuing education by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Unit of EMS. This activity has been approved for 12.0 contact hours. The Training Center number is 07710C.

Per the Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration, Division 2255-Missouri Board for Respiratory Care, 20 CSR 2255-4.010 Continuing Education Requirements, Section 6-C, “Six (6) hours will be awarded for the successful completion of a course (excluding preparatory courses) related to Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Neonatal Advanced Life Support (NALS/Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). Programs identified within this subsection will not require pre-approval by AARC, its state affiliates or the board for acceptance as hours towards fulfilling the continuing education requirement. However, not more than a total of twelve (12) hours will be awarded for any combination of the above mentioned programs during a two (2)-year period.” Contact hours are 12.0 for this activity.

This activity has been approved by CoxHealth for 1.0 trauma contact hours for CoxHealth employees.

This activity has been approved by CoxHealth for 8.0 STEMI contact hours for CoxHealth employees.

Accreditation approval only refers to this educational activity and does not imply endorsement of any commercial products by CoxHealth or any proprietary entity producing health care goods or services.

Participants will receive statements of credit at the end of the program when all requirements for credit have been met. Satisfactory completion of objectives will occur through course attendance. Therefore contact hours will be given only for hours the participant attends. In order to receive a statement of credit, all participants must sign-in at the registration desk, turn in a completed evaluation form at the end of the program, pass a written test, and demonstrate the skills necessary to complete this course.

Information presented during this activity represents the views and opinions of the presenters and does not necessarily constitute the opinion, endorsement of, or promotion by CoxHealth.

No sponsorship or commercial support has been received for this activity. No Off Label medications or medical devices will be discussed.

All speakers and planning committee members for this activity have indicated they do not have any conflicts of interest or significant financial affiliations with any pharmaceutical or medical device companies. American Heart Association created this activity.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS 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. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials; do not represent income to the Association.