BMC’s Yawkey building doors are now closed as an entrance as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance our campus and provide you with the best clinical care.

All patients and visitors on our main campus must enter our hospital via Shapiro, Menino, or Moakley buildings, where they will be greeted by team members at a new centralized check-in desk before continuing to the hospital. We are excited to welcome you and appreciate your patience as we improve our facilities.

The Clinical Training Center at Boston Medical Center

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Advanced Cardiovascular life support

The American Heart Association's ACLS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. This course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR.

This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

Target Audience: MDs, PAs, RNs, NPs, paramedics, respiratory therapists, technicians, etc.

ACLS Certification / Recertification

ACLS classes are taught in a blended format. Once you register, you will be assigned an online class to complete, then you will attend a four-hour hands-on skills session where you will demonstrate what you have learned.

  1. Register for, and complete the ACLS online program. Click here to sign up for the online portion of ACLS 
  2. Go to our sign up page to schedule your hands-on session. Click here to schedule the hands-on ACLS skills session 
  3. Complete the ACLS hands on skills session with an instructor to complete their certification (about four hours).
  4. The completion card will be emailed the next business day.

Important Notes

Adding on Basic Life Support Certification During ACLS

Optional - If you complete the HeartCode BLS online portion prior to the ACLS skills session, we will issue both a BLS and ACLS completion card. No preregistration is required.

Location of Skills Session

The skills sessions are held in various buildings around the BMC campus. When you sign up for the skills session, please make note of which location your session will be held in.