ACLS Rhythms and Treatments (ACLS Prep Course) Not an AHA Sponsored Course

Course IDCourse NameCourseCategoryCredit Hours
Life SupportACLS Rhythms and Treatments Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Continuing Education and Life SupportN/A

2014 Registration Dates – Click on desired date below:

March 25, 2014
April 21, 2014
May 15, 2014
June 16, 2014
July 25, 2014
August 28, 2014
September 24, 2014
October 1, 2014
November 10, 2014

Description and Target Audience:
 This seminar is designed to prepare health care professionals to correctly identify life threatening dysrhythmias and to discuss ACLS algorithms as they relate to care of patients with life threatening dysrhythmias. This course will benefit healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of the hospital, usually RN/LPN and RT. This course would benefit participants prior to attending the American Heart Association program ACLS.


At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify life threatening dysrhythmias.
  • Choose appropriate medications for the patient’s condition and rhythm.
  • Discuss the management of VF/Pulseless Arrest Algorithm.
  • Discuss the management of Bradycardia according to the ACLS Bradycardia Algorithm.
  • Discuss the management of Asystole/PEA according to the ACLS Pulseless Arrest Algorithm.
  • Discuss the management of the stable/unstable tachycardia according to the ACLS Tachycardia Algorithm.
  • Describe the teamleader role in megacode utilizing the skills testing checklist.


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

Cathy Sherrer, RN, BSN, MSN, NP-C
Enterprise Educator
Cox College Interprofessional Simulation & Education Center
We reserve the right to substitute educators.


7:45-8:00 am Registration
8:00-9:00 EKG Interpretation
9:00-9:15 Break
9:15-10:00 EKG Interpretation Practice
10:00-11:00 ACLS Algorithm Discussion
11:00-11:45 Lunch (on your own)
11:45-1:30 pm ACLS Pharmacology
1:30-1:45 Break
1:45-2:30 ACLS Pharmacology Continued
2:30-3:10 ACLS Algorithms- Putting It All Together
3:10-3:15 Questions/Discussion
3:15 Evaluations/Statements of Credit/ Adjourn

Testing: None

Course Length: 6.5 hours

Certification Length: None

Fee: $135.00

Includes: Course Syllabus and ECG Study Guide

Educational Credit:

CoxHealth Education Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Missouri Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

  • 6.0 Contact Hours


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, 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. Planning committee members and speakers have created this activity without bias or influence from all external commercial entities.