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CPR and First Aid
AHA Instructor Classes

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider Courses

This course will enhance your skills in the treatment of arrest and peri-arrest patients through active participation in a series of simulated cardiopulmonary cases.


  • 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 AED use.
  • Manage cardiac arrest until ROSC, termination of resuscitation, or transfer of care.

Attendance of the entire program is required for course completion.

Cost: $180 per participant

ACLS Provider Renewal Course

ACLS Provider Renewal Course must be completed within 24 months of previous ACLS Provider Course. This eight-hour renewal course provides review of course material and re-verification of skills and knowledge.

Attendance of entire program is required for course completion.

Cost: Challenge/Renewal $100 per participant

ACLS Experience Provider

The goal of the ACLS EP Course is to improve outcomes in complex cardiovascular, respiratory and other (eg, metabolic, toxicologic) emergencies by expanding on core ACLS guidelines and encouraging critical thinking and decision-making strategies. Through instruction and active participation in case-based scenarios, learners enhance their skills in the differential diagnosis and treatment of pre-arrest, arrest and post-arrest patients. You must already have a current ACLS provider card. This course is designed for individuals who have recertified ACLS at least 2 times in the past.  After registering for the course you receive information on how to purchase a code so you can complete the on-line learning modules and successfully pass the ACLS written exam (on-line).  Once completed print the certificate off and bring it with you to class.

Cost: $150 per participant

Materials for Courses

ACLS materials are not included in the course fee but can be purchased from the University Bookstore near the Drake campus, Des Moines, IA. Or online at aha.channing-bete.com (90-1014 for ACLS Manual) 

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, and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the Association.

Quick Links

Mercy College Training Center

(515) 643-7491
(800) 637-2994, ext. 3-7491
Fax (515) 643-7492

Office Hours
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Mailing Address

Mercy College of Health Sciences
Training Center
207 Crocker Street
Des Moines, IA 50309