Advanced Cardiac Life Support Recertification


Dick Mason EMT-P graduated from Mott Community College in 1974 as an Emergency Medical Technician licensed by the state of Michigan. He is licensed by the state of Michigan as a Red Cross First Aid and CPR instructor. In addition, Mr. Mason has been an AHA, ACLS, PALS and BLS instructor, and is a Certified Rescue Driver. He is a member of the National Safety Council. There is no conflict of interest to disclose.


Course Description:


This is a streamlined ACLS course, approved by the American Heart Association, which focuses on treatment of the first ten minutes of an acute lethal episode covering the 2020 AHA guidelines. This course is tailored for emergency response in a standard dental office; hospital-based programs or offices equipped with hospital emergency equipment may want to consider an ACLS course with more emphasis on that setting.


The goal of this course is to help dentists identify that the patient has a bradycardia and is sick because of it, a tachycardia and is sick because of it, or a non-profusing rhythm and what to do. For patients experiencing a tachycardia or a bradycardia but do not show signs and symptoms the AHA advocates obtaining and expert consult. With this in  mind, we discuss that the practitioner should recognize the situation and continue to observe the patient closely until the ambulance arrives. The course also discusses respiratory emergencies, stroke, and heart attack victims.


The first part of this class will be didactic in nature, with the rest of the time spent with hands-on practice and testing.


This program includes study materials which will be sent in advance of the course. Please review the Course Prerequisites and Preparation on page 2 in your student manual. Make sure you do the pre-course self assessment at, and print your certificate of completion and bring it with you to the course. 


Please note: there is no discount offered on this program.



Date: 9/28/2021

Registration Ends: 9/7/2021 11:59 PM

Time: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Credit: 5 Hours - Lecture/Hands-On

Location: Marquette University School of Dentistry

Cost: $295

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