AHA ACLS Provider manual, Pre-Course Work, and Pre-Test information:



  • Pre-test and Pre-course Work
    You are required to review the ACLS student manual prior to the course, complete your Pre-course Work, and also take the self-assessment: ACLS Precourse Self-Assessment and Precourse Work | AHA eLearning (


Upcoming Classes:​

  • Monday, September 12, 2022 @ 9:00 AM

  • Monday, October 10, 2022 @ 9:00 AM

  • Monday, November 14, 2022 @ 9:00 AM

  • Monday, December 19, 2022 @ 9:00 AM

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Save time and money with the Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Renewal class and Basic Life Support (BLS) combination course.

ACLS + BLS CLASS STARTING September 12th @ 9am
$175 Includes ACLS & BLS AHA Certifications

RESQ Indianapolis Classroom

5142 Madison Avenue Indianapolis, IN. 46227


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ACLS AND BLS Course Overview

Advanced Cardiac Life Support: Our ACLS course will teach you clinical interventions for the urgent treatment of cardiac arrest, stroke, cardiac emergencies and other life threatening medical emergencies, as well as the knowledge and skills to deploy those interventions. Only qualified health care providers can provide ACLS, as it requires the ability to manage the patient’s airway, initiate IV access, read and interpret electrocardiograms, and understand emergency pharmacology. 


Basic Life Support: (RESQ will include FREE BLS with your ACLS Renewal Course!)  The Basic Life Support Provider course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life threatening emergencies that could occur in their work environment. This video based course ensures consistent instruction which includes instructor led hands on practice to reinforce skill proficiency. 


ACLS AND BLS Course Topics

 Topics covered in the ACLS course include:


  • Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support reflected in the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.

  • Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag valve device, and the use of an AED.

  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest

  • Recognition and early management of post cardiac arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia

  • Airway management

  • Related pharmacology

  • Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke

  • Effective communication as member and leader of a resuscitation team


Topics covered in the BLS course include: 


  • Key changes in basic life support, reflecting the new science from the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiac Care

  • Critical Concepts of high-quality CPR

  • The American Heart Association Chain of Survival

  • 1-Rescuer CPR and AED for adults, children, and infants

  • 2-Rescuer CPR and AED for adults, children, and infants

  • Differences between adult, child, and infant rescue techniques

  • Bag-mask ventilation techniques for adults, children, and infants

  • Rescue breathing for adults, children, and infants

  • Relief of choking for adults, children, and infants

  • An introduction on how to perform CPR with an advanced airway


How should I prepare for the course?

You are strongly encouraged to review the ACLS student manual prior to the course, complete your Pre-course work, and also take the self-assessment test.  The Pre-course work and self-assessment test can be accessed through the internet as follows:  ACLS Precourse Self-Assessment and Precourse Work | AHA eLearning (


What is the minimum score to pass the written examination?

The current ACLS test has 50 multiple choice questions, and the minimum passing score is 84%.


I have difficulty reading rhythm strips. Will I still be able to pass the class?

Yes, there is no need to take an EKG course prior to ACLS our instructors will provide you with easy-to-understand ways to read rhythm strips during the course.


Does everyone have to be the team leader during the mega code testing?

Yes, however as the team leader that simply means you are coordinating the scenario with your team being able to assist you during the mega code.


Where can I buy an ACLS Student Manual?

AHA books can be purchased at ACLS Provider Manual | AHA (  

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AHA ACLS AND BLS certification cards emailed before the end of the next business day (valid for two years)


  • ACLS class in Indianapolis & central Indiana, convenient locations

  • FREE BLS class with ACLS recertification class

  • Classes offered days, evenings and weekends for your convenience

  • Knowledgeable & helpful staff

  • High quality and innovative training equipment

  • Complementary email reminders of upcoming expiration

  • Guaranteed satisfaction


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