Pharmacology – Classroom

The Adult Pharmacology Course addresses a key knowledge gap in pharmacology, and focuses on specific drug treatment knowledge. The course is a pre-course option for ACLS or PALS students and other healthcare providers, or is also intended for ACLS or PALS students who complete the ACLS or PALS 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

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CE Provider #15410 for 3 contact hours.

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CA EMS CE Provider #19-0723.  Target audience:  EMT’s, Paramedic’s, MICN’s.  3 Instructor based CEU’s

Who should take this class?

This course is for healthcare professionals who participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, and others who require this specialized knowledge for their job.

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

Course Content

  • Basic electrophysiology
  • Normal ECG measurements
  • Basic arrhythmias
  • Administration of appropriate drugs within the ACLS algorithms


  • 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

Course Completion Card or Certificate

A certificate of completion is provided upon successful completion of this course; this course does not offer an AHA course completion card.

Course Materials

90-1069  ECG & Pharmacology Student Workbook


june, 2020

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