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ECG & Pharmacology

Need to get your ECG & Pharmacology certification fast? This course is recommended for any healthcare professional and medical personnel who may respond to cardiovascular emergencies, especially those who are planning on taking the Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Classes.

Heart attacks and other types of cardiac events are a leading cause of death and illness in the U.S. In many cases, timely response during cardiovascular emergencies can help prevent death and maintain the patient’s quality of life after the recovery process.

ACLS EDU, a leader in CPR and basic first aid training classes, offers an ECG and Pharmacology class for those who want to learn these life-saving skills. Our ECG and pharmacology class teaches healthcare and medical personnel how to become key contributors in cardiovascular emergencies.

  • Heart anatomy and electrophysiology
  • How to read a heart monitor and interpret the rhythms
  • 12 Lead ECG placement and overview
  • ECG measurements and arrhythmias
  • What drugs are used during a cardiac event and how to use them
  • ACLS drug basics including dosage, usage, and contraindications


Designed as a prep class for ACLS EDU’s ACLS and PALS training classes, this ECG and Pharmacology class is ideal for healthcare professionals and medical personnel who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency. It covers a wide variety of skills and techniques used to respond to heart and drug-related emergencies. It is recommended for students that are going to take ACLS and PALS for the first time. Learning this information will give you more confidence while taking ACLS and PALS.

In addition to the basics of heart anatomy and electrophysiology, our ECG and Pharmacology class includes information on:

  • How to read a heart monitor and interpret the rhythms
  • ECG measurements and arrhythmias
  • 12-lead ECG placement and overview
  • How and when to use appropriate drugs during a cardiac event
  • ACLS drug basics including dosage, usage, and contraindications
  • Students will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course along with Continuing Education units from the Board of Nursing or EMS if they chose to.

Our course is designed for healthcare personnel who participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes professionals who work in emergency response and medicine, as well as doctors, nurses, paramedics and others who require specialized cardiovascular knowledge for their jobs.

ACLS EDU provides online, onsite, blended and classroom American Heart Association First Aid, CPR, AED, BLS, ACLS, PALS certification and recertification courses.