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ACLS Renewal Class


Physicians, RN’s, Paramedics, Respiratory Therapists


This program is conducted to improve outcomes for adult patients of cardiac emergencies through early recognition and interventions by high-performance ACLS teams.  This course will update healthcare providers in the skills and principles of ACLS as defined by the American Heart Association.


Participants will demonstrate knowledge of ACLS by performing in various team roles including team leader in a mega code. Participants will apply the AHA recommended algorithms to manage ACLS emergencies. Participants will demonstrate their understanding of ACLS by successfully completing the post test with a score of 84% or greater.


Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to:

  • Differentiate between lethal and nonlethal cardiac dysrhythmias;
  •  Demonstrate skill in airway management and endotracheal intubation, including use of combitube/LMA.
  • Demonstrate correct use of an AED.
  • Discuss indications for and application of an external pacemaker.
  • Discuss the cardiovascular emergency medications as to their actions, indications, dosing, and            precautions.
  • Select correct medications to use in cardiovascular emergencies.
  •  Lead a Megacode.
  • Participate in the various team roles in a Megacode.
  • Utilize the AHA recommended algorithms to manage major ACLS emergencies.


Participants must pre-register one week prior to class.  Spencer Hospital employees register via Healthstream.  Non employees register by calling 264-6117, or send form to Human Resource Development dept at Spencer Hospital.   Pre-course reading/preparation is mandatory for this course no drop-in registration is permitted.


Log on to the AHA Student Website: to complete the pre-course self-assessment.  Once on the AHA student website, click on courses, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and select the ACLS Precourse Self-Assessment.  Complete the pre test prior to class with a passing score of 70% or greater.  Print a copy of the online certificate of completion and bring it to class with you.  If you fail to complete this prior to class you will need to reschedule for a later class date.


No registration fee for employees of Spencer Hospital who have director approval to attend.  

$140 for non-employees & Spencer Hospital employees without director approval to attend - (fee includes ACLS manual).  $90 for students who have access to the required text. 


A full refund (minus a $70 handling fee) is given if cancellation notice is received less than one week prior to class.  No refund if less than 24 hour notice is given.  Spencer Hospital reserves the right to cancel this program if there is insufficient enrollment.  In this event, every attempt will be made to notify enrollees prior to the event.


Teaching responsibilities for this program will be shared between these AHA trained instructors:

Chris Meyer, NRP   

Jacob Moermond, EMT-PM, RN


NURSES:  3.5 Contact Hours will be awarded by IBON provider #14 - Spencer Hospital.

EMT’s: CEH’s will be offered through CAPCE (Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education)

Participants must attend the entire program and meet the course criteria to receive continuing education credit.  Participants may only use an ACLS Certification course once during their license renewal period.

This program has been planned and implemented in accordance with 655 IAC, chapter 5, through Spencer Hospital, Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #14

We encourage participation by all individuals.  If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program; please notify HRD (712) 264-6117 at least two weeks prior to the program. 

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to the Association.

Payment Note:
No registration fee for employees of Spencer Hospital who have director approval to attend. $140 for non-employees & Spencer Hospital employees without director approval to attend - (fee includes ACLS manual). $90 for students who have access to the required text. Make checks payable to the Spencer Hospital.



8:00am - 12:30pm

Spencer Hospital
1200 1st Ave E
Spencer, IA 51301