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Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Courses

The Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine at the University of Washington provides several courses in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Training to UW & non-UW Anesthesia providers. The courses are offered in December and March.

We also offer computer simulation ACLS training courses that are available throughout the year.

Please see our annual brochure below for details

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Click here for the latest ACLS Program Brochure (pdf)


ACLS Computer Simulation

ACLS Sim 2017 allows you to rehearse the latest AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support guidelines for 12 different megacode scenarios. You interpret the ECG, assess the patient, control the airway, breathing and circulation, defibrillate and administer cardiac medications. You must act quickly in this real-time simulation or the patient's condition will deteriorate!

For the General Public

Browse to to obtain the software.

The software is Windows and Macintosh compatible and costs $69.

For UW Faculty and Staff

The ACLS simulation software is available for free to any student, resident, nurse, physician or other person with a University of Washington UW NetID.

  1. Browse to the Anesoft ACLS Training Website
  2. Login:   AMC\your AMC username — example: “AMC\johndoe”
    (PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU USE THE “ \ ” (backslash) character.
  3. Password: your AMC password


 + computer: PC & MAC computers supported

 + browser: IE11 (Win Version 11.11) 
            Edge (Win Version 44) (Mac Version 61) 
            Chrome (Win & Mac Version 81) 
            Firefox (Win Version 68) (Mac Version 75) 
            Safari (Mac Version 13.1)


If logging in from a remote location, you will first need to connect to the VPN using Pulse Secure to get access to the program. You will also need your AMC domain (UW Medicine) login credentials to sign into the program.


If you have any problems logging in, please contact TECHdesk: 206 616-8115 or, 8am-5pm, Mon-Fri.


  1. This training is based on the 2015 ACLS Guidelines.
  2. It is recommended that you look at the rhythm tutor and take the rhythm quiz if you need to brush up on this knowledge.
  3. To scroll down the information in each text box, left click, hold and move the mouse upwards.
  4. To successfully complete the training, the only compulsory section is “ACLS Sim 2017”
  5. At a minimum, complete 4 scenarios, review each debrief and take a photo/scan of the first part of the debrief that includes the score and grade and send it to