Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

ASHI Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) program is a scenario (case-based) continuing education course intended for trained and skilled healthcare providers who either direct or participate in cardiopulmonary emergencies and resuscitation efforts.  The course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to enhance and refine knowledge and hands-on skill proficiency in emergency cardiovascular care. This program confirms to the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC.



All individuals who participate in an ASHI ACLS class must be previously trained, skilled and be able to:

  • Perform high-quality basic life support (BLS)
  • Read and interpret basic electrocardiograms (ECG)
  • Understand cardiovascular pharmacology, prepare and administer essential cardiovascular medications


Required for Successful Completion

Written Evaluation


Performance Evaluation

Working in a team setting, competently direct the initial emergency care (including mechanical, pharmacological and electrical therapy where applicable) for each of the following situations:

  1. High-quality BLS (CPR/AED)
  2. Respiratory arrest
  3. Cardiac rhythm management including pulseless VT/VF and two other rhythms



Continuing educations (CE) hours for EMS professionals are available for ASHI ACLS from Health & Safety Institute (HSI), a CAPCE accredited organization.