Do your courses meet Joint Commission (JCAHO) standards?

Yes. All curriculum on the ACLS Medical Training website is evidence-based and complies with JCAHO requirements. ACLS Medical Training curriculum is adapted from American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines, the latest peer-reviewed articles, and expert consensus guidelines.

Under “Provision of Care, Treatment, and Services,” the Joint Commission (JCAHO) requires the following for resuscitation services:

Standard PC.9.30 Resuscitation services are available throughout the hospital.

  • Policies, procedures, processes, or protocols govern the provision of resuscitation services.
  • Equipment is appropriate to the patient population (for example, adult, pediatric).
  • Appropriate equipment is placed strategically throughout the hospital.
  • An evidence-based training program(s) is used to train appropriate staff to recognize the need for and use of designated equipment and techniques in resuscitation efforts.

According to the Joint Commission’s Standards Interpretation Group, the Joint Commission does not recommend any specific training program (e.g. American Heart Association or Red Cross), but does require that they are evidence-based. All ACLS Medical Training courses meet these requirements.