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Simulation Training
Program/Contact Information
Preparation Prior to Class

For those enrolling in either the ACLS New Provider (1 or 1 ½ Day) or Recertification Course (4-Hour or 8-Hour),  we recommend you:

  • Obtain and review the current AHA ACLS Provider Manual prior to attending the course.   
  • The AHA student website (password: compression) contains a pre-course self-assessment and additional review materials.  We recommend you take this test to identify areas where you need to improve your knowledge. 
  • Be prepared to demonstrate 1 & 2 rescuer CPR/AED skills. Review and understand all BLS 2010 guidelines related to the adult patient.  For those who require BLS certification, this is offered separately.
  • Be familiar with the ACLS algorithms (see flowcharts in your manual), as you will use these in your clinical scenarios.
  • Please bring your current ACLS card (needed only for ACLS Recertification), and UPHS employee ID to class for admission.
  • ACLS Provider Manual and CD may be purchased from the following vendors or from the Simulation Center ($33).


Channing Bete Company Inc.
Laerdal Medical Corp.
For those enrolling in the HeartCode ACLS Skills Check you must:
  • Complete the HeartCode ACLS on-line course prior to this class. This is a 2 to 8 hour version of the ACLS course (depending on your proficiency); it is not the same pre-course self-assessment found on the AHA student website.
  • You have 32 hours from the time you begin the course to complete it and the skills competency segment must be taken within 30 days of the completion of that. 
  • Please bring your HeartCode ACLS Certificate of Completion (not the CME certificate), and UPHS employee ID to class for admission.  
  • HeartCode ACLS ($120) is required for the Skills Check. An access code for HeartCode ACLS may also be purchased at Simulation at Penn Medicine or  
What to Wear
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. You will be practicing skills that may require you to work on yours hands and knees. If you have any physical conditions that may prevent these activities, please tell one of the instructors so that adjustments may be made. Also, please tell your instructor if you are allergic to latex.
Location and Parking
Simulation at Penn Medicine
1800 Lombard Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Map and Directions

Parking is $9.50 per day for UPHS employees with ID and $23 per day for non- UPHS employees at 1700 South Street Parking Garage (entrance to the left/east of 1740 South Street building entrance). Note: South Street is one way east bound.

Contact Information
If you have any questions regarding this course please contact Chet Zaremski, AHA Training Site Coordinator, Simulation at Penn Medicine or Tonya Jones, Administrative Assistant at Tonya Jones or via phone 215-893-7700.via phone 215-893-7709.
Cancellation Policy

Non UPHS Employees: If you must cancel your registration a full refund will be provided as long as you notify the Center in writing more than one week prior to the start of the course. No refund will be issued past that time.

UPHS Employees: If you must cancel your registration, your department will be charged a fee if you fail to drop the course more than one week prior to the start of the course.


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