Full course description

Course Date:

Starts Dec 1, 2014




1-2 hrs/week



Course Type:



Paid certificate


Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) will prepare you to respond to life-threatening emergencies in the adult population with advanced interventions. This ACLS course is based on the latest guidelines, which focus on doing several tasks simultaneously as part of a group process that enables efficiency and minimizes error. At the completion of this course, students will be prepared to take the certification exam for Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).


By the end of this course, students will:

  • Have an understanding of the first assessment in emergency response
  • Have knowledge of basic life support (BLS) principles and their role in ACLS
  • Understand the principles and rationale behind defibrillation
  • Integrate the concepts of “Systems of Care” in resuscitation scenarios, including Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) and Stroke
  • Understand the roles of the Rapid Response Team and the Resuscitation Team
  • Be familiar with the algorithms for specific ACLS cases

Course Instructors

Dr Disque

Dr. Karl Disque, D.O. RPH

Anesthesiologist and Co-founder of National Health Care Provider Solutions

Dr. Karl “Fritz” Disque is a practicing, board-certified anesthesiologist and co-founder of National Health Care Provider Solutions. NHCPS is an online medical education company dedicated to providing life support education to healthcare professionals around the world through the efforts of the Disque Foundation. The Disque Foundation is a nonprofit organization with the mission of advancing health care education to the underserved worldwide through technophilanthropy.BIO