Advanced ECG and Pharmacology

American Heart Association Critical Care

The American Heart Association Advanced ECG and Pharmacology course provides healthcare providers with the skills necessary to read and interpret electrocardiograms, recognize lethal arrhythmias, and understand the medications commonly used for advanced life support measures.

This course meets the pre-hire ECG course requirements for Hartford Hospital nurses.

Why choose Code One?

  • We don’t cancel classes due to low enrollment
  • Convenient class times and locations
  • Professional and knowledgable staff

Course Fee: $175

Includes American Heart Association ECG and Pharmacology Certificate of Completion. The American Heart Association ECG and Pharmacology Student Manual is required for this course and may be ordered during the registration process for $19.95.
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Code One can provide this course at your workplace, home, or at any of our convenient training centers for groups of any size – plus we’ll give you a group discount!
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The Advanced ECG and Pharmacology course is a 16 training program approved by Hartford Hospital for nursing pre-hire ECG course requirements. This course covers:


  • Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology
  • Obtaining a 12 lead EKG
  • Sinus Rhythms
  • Junctional Rhythms
  • Rhythm Recognition
  • Heart Blocks
  • Ventricular Rhythms
  • Pacemakers
  • Written Exam

  • Basic ACLS drugs and usage
  • Drugs, doses and routes of administration during cardiovascular emergencies
  • Integrating basic drug pharmacology into ACLS algorithms

This course is intended for healthcare providers with clinical responsibilities in critical care areas including nurses, physicians, paramedics, respiratory therapists, physician’s assistants, residents or fellows, and medical or nursing students in training.

It is a recommended preparatory course for Advanced Cardiac Life Support training.

Participants receive a certificate of completion for this course.

The ECG and Pharmacology student manual is required for this course and is sold separately. If you already own one or have access to one before, during, and after the class, you do not need to purchase one during registration.

A written exam is completed at the end of this program. A score of 84% or higher on the written examination is required for successful completion. Students that do not achieve this score will be remediated and allowed an additional attempt to test.

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Online Heartcode ACLS Course

None of these offerings meet your schedule?
This course is available online with a skills practice appointment at any of our training centers. Online AHA courses result in the same certification card as their respective instructor-led classroom trainings.

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Learn: Rhythm Adult

For healthcare providers needing basic rhythm recognition skills, including those preparing for ACLS. This course teaches basic rhythm understanding, the relationship between the ECG strip and heart impulses, common arrhythmias, and to identify various adult arrhythmias.

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