The adult ECG & Pharmacology Course addresses a key knowledge gap in electrocardiogram (ECG) and pharmacology, and focuses on specific ECG recognition skills and drug treatment knowledge.
The course is a pre-course option for ACLS students and other healthcare providers, or is also intended for ACLS students who complete ACLS pre-course self-assessment and find they need to improve their knowledge.

The course provides training for:
• Healthcare providers whose occupation or volunteer activities require airway management skills
• Professionals in the field of resuscitation and airway management

Course Content
• Heart anatomy
• Basic electrophysiology
• Normal ECG measurements
• Basic arrhythmias

• Basic ACLS drugs and usage
• Drugs, doses and routes of administration during cardiovascular emergencies
• Integrating basic drug pharmacology into ACLS algorithms

Course Format
Classroom-based (instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout)
Course length is 6.25 for both units. ECG unit is 3.5 hours and Pharmacology is 2.75 hours.

• Only course available to focus on this critical knowledge
• Flexible instructional format with two units – ECG and Pharmacology – that be taught together or separately
• Fifty-page Student Workbook with colorful illustrations to be used before, during and after the course
• Open to any Instructor to teach with no requirement to be affiliated with an American Heart Association Training Center
• Instructor CD with instructor notes, lesson maps and administrative documents

ECG & Pharmacology Course Completion Certificate

This is a classroom-based course that is instructor led to present both modules, ECG and Pharmacology, together or separately depending on the need.

Student Materials
2010 ECC Handbook is recommended