Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Two-day Provider Course

Miami, FL US

The Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) two-day course is for physicians who have never taken the course or whose ACLS completion card has expired. 

The course includes 11 hours of class time: 
•    7 hours that will be delivered through a live Zoom conference sessions or an in-person sessions depending on the organization’s health recommendations at the time of the class. 
•    4 hours of skills practice and assessment in a classroom environment with social distancing and PPE. 

Baptist Health is an authorized American Heart Association (AHA) provider.

This course is designed for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of the hospital. Participants will enhance their skills in the treatment of arrest and peri-arrest patients through active participation in a series of simulated cardiopulmonary cases. 

American Heart Association Courses are provided and managed by the Department of Resuscitation & PCS.  For availability and registration, call 786-467-3263.

Registration Fees
o    Physicians, Licensed Independent Practitioners and non-Baptist Health employees $275

American Heart Association Courses are provided and managed by the Department of Resuscitation & PCS. For availability and registration, call 786-467-3263.

Use of American Heart Association materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. 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. 

•    Refunds will be given, upon return of course materials, to those who call to cancel at least 72 hours in advance.
•    No refunds will be given for cancellations made within the 72 hours prior to the start of the class or if the registrant does not attend the class.

Attendance Requirements:

Providers who take the ACLS Provider Course must be proficient in the following:

•    Performing BLS CPR skills using the 2020 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC.
•    Demonstrating basic ECG interpretation.
•    Demonstrating knowledge of pharmacological concepts and competent administration of cardiac drugs used during ACLS.
•    Performing the BLS Primary Survey and the ACLS Secondary Survey.

Students must present the AHA’s ACLS Precourse Self-Assessment and Precourse Work certificate of completion to participate in class. Students must attend all sessions of the course and pass all the skills tests and the written test to receive a completion card. The class starts promptly at the scheduled time. Students must arrive 30 minutes prior to scheduled start time for registration and screening purposes.  No one will be allowed in class after it has started. 


Target Audience

The AHA developed the ACLS Provider Course for "currently active" healthcare providers (e.g., medical, nursing, emergency medical or allied health personnel) whose daily occupation or volunteer activities demand proficiency in the knowledge and skills of ACLS.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize and initiate early management of peri-arrest conditions that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in providing BLS care, including prioritizing chest compressions and integrating Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) use.
  • Manage cardiac arrest until return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC), termination of resuscitation or transfer of care.
  • Identify and treat ischemic chest pain and expedite the care of patients with acute coronary syndrome.
  • Recognize other life-threatening clinical situations, such as stroke, and provide effective initial care and transfer to reduce disability and death.
  • Demonstrate effective communication as a member or leader of a resuscitation team and recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance.




Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 11.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 11.00 Nurse Practitioners
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Participants must complete the American Heart Association ACLS Precourse Self-Assessment and Precourse Work from the AHA website, with a minimum score as per AHA guidelines, prior to attending this course. Participants will need to print their certificate of completion. No student will be admitted in class without the certificate of completion. 

All treatment modalities taught in ACLS courses (such as medication administration, defibrillation, pacing, etc.) must be within the participant’s scope of professional practice.

ACLS Course Outline:
8.0 hours/day 1 (with a 1hr lunch break) and 4 hour’s day 2: Small Group Teaching Stations - Video led demonstration with instructor led practice and testing of:  
Day 1

Ventricular Fibrillation & Ventricular Tach
Bradycardia, PEA, and Asystole
Stable & Unstable Tachicardia 
Review of Key concepts
"Putting it all together" Scenario practice
Day 2

BLS practice and skills test
Management of Respiratory Arrest 
"Putting it all together" Scenario practice
Written Exam
Megacode Testing 
Course Completion Requirements:
 For students who meet ALL course prerequisites and are eligible to receive a course completion card, students must:
•    Participate in, practice, and complete all learning stations
•    Pass the 1- & 2-resuer CPR/AED testing station
•    Pass the Megacode testing station
•    Pass the closed-book written test with a minimum score of 84%
Attendance Requirements:

Students must attend all sessions of the course and pass all the skills tests and the BLS & ACLS written tests to receive BLS and ACLS completion cards. Class starts promptly at 08:00 unless otherwise indicated.  No one will be allowed in class after 08:10. No exceptions!

•    Agenda's
•    Paper copy of the entrance exam
•    AHA ACLS Provider text
•    ACLS Student CD
•    At least 1 adult manikin / 3students
•    Face Mask - 1 for every student
•    AED trainer
•    Airway Equipment (BVM, NPA, OPA's, etc.)
•    1 Defibrillator/Monitor per station
•    ACLS drug samples
•    Course Evaluation forms
•    ACLS Written Examinations
•    ACLS Megacode skills check-off sheet
•    ACLS Provider Course Completion Card for each student
•    One 14 contact hour certificate/RN or CME /MD

Clinical Learning Center
8530 SW 124 Ave
in the Kendall Plaza Shopping Center
Miami, FL 33183
United States

Via Zoom:
Participants will receive an email two days before with login information.

In classroom: 

Clinical Learning Center 8530 SW 124 Ave., Miami, in the Kendall Plaza Shopping Center; Bethesda Hospital West 9655 W Boynton Beach Blvd, Boynton Beach, FL 33472 or Boca Raton Regional Hospital 800 Meadows Road Boca Raton, FL 33486 (Based on availability, availability is limited).

Participants are required to use PPE as per the organization’s recommendations throughout the live sessions. No food or drink is allowed in our classrooms. Drink space is available outside the classroom. 


Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 11.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 11.00 Nurse Practitioners


Please login or register for a Baptist Health CME account to take this course.

American Heart Association courses are provided and managed by the Department of Resuscitation and Patient Care Simulation. 
Register directly by calling 786-467-3263. To comply with COVID-19 guidelines, class sizes and registration are extremely limited.