Expert ACLS instruction by Southeastern-CPR

Life-saving ACLS training is available in Charleston, South Carolina, and throughout the state!

The National Institutes of Health states it plainly:

“Unexpected cardiopulmonary arrests occur commonly in the prehospital setting…. Survival after prehospital arrest is improved if bystanders and paramedics are trained in basic and advanced cardiac life support.”

Southeastern-CPR’s trainers bring real-world paramedic and EMT experience to classrooms across Charleston SC. Beginner to advanced, they can tailor ACLS training to provide maximum benefit to each participant.

In the Southeastern-CPR ACLS class, you will learn the latest ACLS tools and techniques, sanctioned by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI). Topics include:

EKG Recognition

An electrocardiogram, (ECG / EKG) detects and records the heart’s electrical activity. An EKG can show how fast the heart is beating, whether the rhythm of the heartbeats is steady or irregular, and the strength and timing of the electrical impulses passing through each part of the heart. This test also is used to detect and study heart problems such as heart attacks, arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat, and heart failure. (NIH)

Reading and interpreting the EKG strip is a vital skill. It informs your actions and decisions during a critical time. Will you be able to recognize a ventricular fibrillation, tachycardia or asystole in the heat of the moment? Southeastern-CPR will give you the tools!


According to ACLS protocols, in an Advanced Cardiac Life Support situation, you will be equipped with the same potent medications used by the most advanced trauma centers. That’s a big plus in an emergency, IF you have the training. Which event requires which medication? When and how do you administer? What are its effects and side effects? It’s all in the Southeastern-CPR ACLS certification class!


Tracheal intubation (TI) is commonly performed in the setting of respiratory failure and shock. It is an essential life-saving intervention; however, complications during airway management in such patients may precipitate a crisis. Hence, professional competence in airway management is required. (NIH)

Proper, safe intubation takes training and lots of hands-on experience. Preparing the patient for intubation, passing the stylet blade through the epiglottis, gaining a good airway view and delivering the tube are critical skills. Whether you are brand new, or need a refresher, look to Southeastern-CPR for comprehensive ACLS intubation training.

IV Medication

You’ve read the EKG strip and you have made a diagnosis. Which medication will you administer? Epinephrine, Amiodarone, Adenocard… the list goes on and on. For each condition, there is a drug or a combination of drugs to achieve a positive patient outcome. Southeastern-CPR will teach you the tools in your pharmaceutical toolbox.

Intraosseus (IO) Needle Placement

Intraosseous infusion (IO) is the process of injecting directly into the marrow of a bone to provide a non-collapsible entry point into the systemic venous system. This technique is used to provide fluids and medication when intravenous access is not available or not feasible. (Wikipedia)

During IO infusion, you must recognize those moments when intravenous (IV) placement is not possible or would cause delay in treatment. You must know how to administer the treatment effectively, and you must also master special tools. Turn to Southeastern-CPR for the ACLS assessment and treatment skills you need for a successful patient outcome.

Stroke Training

A stroke occurs if the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a portion of the brain is blocked. Without oxygen, brain cells start to die after a few minutes. A stroke is a serious medical condition that requires emergency care. A stroke can cause lasting brain damage, long-term disability, or even death. (NIH)

Stroke is a leading killer in the United States. What causes strokes? Will you recognize the signs and symptoms of a stroke? How will you treat a stroke during those critical first moments – when every second counts? It starts with education, and Southeastern-CPR will equip you with comprehensive, effective ACLS stroke training.

Make a Difference with ACLS Training by Southeastern-CPR

Critical cardiac events require a cool head and swift, sure action – and those only come with expert ACLS training approved by AHA and ASHI. Begin that training today by contacting Southeastern-CPR, serving Charleston SC for over 25 years.