ACLS is an in-depth class for healthcare professionals that participate in the management of cardiovascular emergencies and for personnel in emergency response.
ACLS teaches the algorithms to use in cases of cardiac emergencies such as Tachycardia, Bradycardia, PEA, and many more.
BLS is focused on maintaining the circulation of oxygenated blood during a cardiac emergency. ACLS is focused on rectifying the condition that caused the cardiac emergency.
BLS is a prerequisite for ACLS. Although both classes are allowed be taught together, it is recommended that you have your BLS certification before you take the ACLS class.