Health & Human Services

Emergency Medical Services

Advanced Emergency Medical Life Support Class

(ALH 5676 - 4 credit hours)


Class Description
The student will develop competencies in managing adult cardiac arrest resuscitations. Students will be able to respond to these emergencies, with an emphasis on rapid and aggressive intervention, assessment, ECG interpretation, algorithm knowledge, intravenous infusions, advanced airway maneuvers, pharmacological intervention, and post-resuscitation management. Typical participants are certified or licensed as respiratory therapists, pharmacists, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses or paramedics (could be a current student in these healthcare areas as well). The course concludes with an American Heart Association ACLS course.

Location of Class

This class can be taught at any of the Cowley centers. Special arrangements can be made where the instructors teach at various organizations such as fire departments, emergency medical services, physician offices, nursing homes or hospitals.



This class is provided whenever the need arises. Flexible scheduling is also available in certain situations.


Entrance into Class
Open enrollment though advanced healthcare certification is strongly suggested.


Healthcare Education Statement
The dominant accrediting body for healthcare organizations, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), mandated criminal record checks be performed on persons having any opportunity for patient interaction at its accredited hospitals.


This includes volunteers, faculty and EMS students. A criminal record check that reveals certain crimes could result in a situation where the EMS student cannot participate in clinical rotations at a healthcare facility. As such, this student could not successfully complete the class.


At the present time, this policy will not affect students who take this class because they do not participate in clinicals at a hospital.


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For information on how to enroll online click here.