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Title: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Certification Course

Overview: ACLS is a protocol for managing victims suffering from severe cardiac conditions and other medical challenges. Through ACLS training health professionals may develop the expertise and skills needed to use this life-saving process properly and safely. To qualify for ACLS training you must be a medical professional such as a registered nurse or physician. Unlike BLS (Basic Life Support), which doesn’t require complex and extensive education and training, ACLS certification is required for health care providers working in acute care settings and also by providers of emergency services. The majority of hospitals and emergency services require that this certification be accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA).

At the completion of this learning activity, participants should be able to: Provide patient care based on ACLS algorithms; recognize and initiate early management of periarrest conditions; gain proficiency in basic life support care and manage cardiac arrest; identify and treat ischemic chest pain and acute coronary syndromes; recognize other life-threatening clinical situations (such as stroke) and providing initial care; and implement effective resuscitation team dynamics.

2016 Dates:

  • Saturday, August 6

Location: Chicago Medical Society Building, 33 W. Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL  60654

Schedule: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (lunch provided)

Target Audience: All Physicians, Residents and Allied Medical Professionals

Presenters: Vemuri S. Murthy, MD, FAHA, Program Coordinator and Faculty, Advocate Christ Training Center, Oak Lawn, IL and Dennis McCauley, EMT-P, Course Director and Faculty, Advocate Christ Training Center, Oak Lawn, IL.  Dr. Murthy and Mr. McCauley have disclosed that they do not have any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.

CME Credit(s): 7.0

Note: There is a minimum requirement of 5 students per course and a maximum of 16 students. Successful participants will receive the American Heart Association ACLS provider card (valid: 2 yrs.)

Fees: CMS Members: $195; Non-Members: $245; and Residents: $145

Cancellation Policy: Individual cancellations must be received in writing by the CMS office no later than 72 hours prior to the program.  Refunds will not be issued after 72 hours or for “no-shows.”

Questions? Please contact the Education Department at or call 312-670-2550, ext. 338.

Chicago Medical Society Planning Members’ Disclosures: The following planning members of the Chicago Medical Society’s CME Committee have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests: Michael Hanak, MD, FAA, Chairman, Eric A. Eason, MD, Arjang Khorasani, MD, Vemuri S. Murthy, Course Director, and Haydee Nascimento, Director of Education.

Accreditation Statement: The Chicago Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: The Chicago Medical Society des­ignates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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