To become an eACLS™ Education Center, please read this agreement. At the bottom,
choose "Agree" and click "Proceed" to continue.
Appointment as an eACLS™ Education Center is for a term of two (2) years from
the date of this Agreement. This appointment is provided on a non-exclusive basis
and may be renewed for additional two (2) year terms, provided the Education Center
has complied with the terms of this Agreement during its appointment period, and
renews its status by executing the agreement then in force for renewing eACLS™ Educational
The Education Center agrees to provide training in accordance with the provisions
for Administering the eACLS™ Program.
The Education Center conducts this training on its own behalf, and not as an agent
of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), Jones and Bartlett Publishers
(J&B), or any other organization(s) that may partner with ACEP or J&B for the purpose
of delivering or endorsing the eACLS™ program.
The Education Center agrees to comply with all applicable governmental rules,
regulations, laws or ordinances as they pertain to the delivery, administration,
or benefits of the eACLS™.
Medical direction, standard operating procedures/protocols, or licensure for advanced
cardiac life support providers is not provided by ACEP or J&B. In the event that
local or organizational treatment guidelines, practice protocols, or scientific
data ("local protocols") differ from treatment guidelines provided in the eACLS™
program, local protocols supercede eACLS™'s treatment guidelines.
ACEP or J&B representatives may monitor an Education Center's eACLS™ program and
inspect its records at any time to ensure compliance.
ACEP or J&B will make the eACLS™ Program and related materials ("eACLS™ Materials")
available to the Education Center at applicable prices. The Education Center
agrees to order all eACLS™ materials for its own use directly from J&B. The Educational
Center further agrees that it will use the eACLS™ materials in connection with fulfilling
its obligations under this Agreement.
COPYRIGHT OF MATERIALS
The Education Center acknowledges that all eACLS™ course materials are copyrighted
by Jones and Bartlett Publishers. The Education Center obtains no rights to or
interest in the eACLS™ course or materials by becoming an Education Center. Unauthorized
reproduction, sale or use of these copyrighted materials in any form, except as
specifically provided in this Agreement or through other written agreement with
Jones and Bartlett Publishers, is strictly prohibited. Copyright violation can result
in termination of this Agreement, as well as the pursuit of any other remedy provided
The Education Center acknowledges that ACEP and J&B own their respective trade
names, marks, and logos. The Education Center acknowledges the validity of these
Marks, and agrees that it will not use the Marks or any name, mark, or logo confusingly
similar without written permission from ACEP and/or J&B.
The Education Center agrees to appoint a currently licensed physician to provide
medical oversight for the eACLS™ program. The physician must be capable of and is
solely responsible for providing readily verified physician-directed standing orders
supporting local protocol variance from eACLS™. The Education Center also agrees
to appoint an eACLS™ Course Coordinator, who may be the same person as the physician,
to administer eACLS™ for the Education Center.
The Education Center shall maintain records of course completion as are required
by law or accrediting agencies or organizations, provided, however, that records
of all those who take eACLS™ offered by the Education Center shall be maintained
for at least four (4) years from the date the course is taken. The Education Center
shall also maintain such records and provide such reports to J&B regarding eACLS™
as may be requested from time to time. These reports are required by regulatory
authorities providing Continuing Education for eACLS™.
The Education Center acknowledges that it is directly responsible for the skill
instructors it utilizes to teach and test eACLS™ skills. The Education Center
also acknowledges that it will be responsible for the administration of eACLS™ Course
Completion Cards to be issued to participants who successfully complete skills as
verified by the Education Center's eACLS™ Instructors. eACLS™ Course Completion
Cards can only be granted by eACLS™ Education Centers.
Education Centers may utilize Instructors from other national training organizations
such as AHA or ASHI to assist in providing eACLS™. These instructors can be “Grandfathered”
as eACLS™ instructors at no cost.
There are no provisions for exclusivity in this Agreement, and Education Centers
can also be members of any other organizations (e.g, AHA, ASHI) for the purpose
of offering courses other than eACLS™ desired by a particular client of the Educational
The Education Center's rights and obligations under this Agreement are not assignable
without the prior written consent of ACEP and J&B.
Unless the Education Center has a letter on file claiming waiver (e.g. Sovereign
Immunity), the center agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold ACEP and J&B harmless
from and against all claims, losses, causes of action, liability, damages, and expenses
asserted by third parties relating to or arising from any acts or omissions of the
Education Center or its employees, representatives, or agents.
The Education Center agrees to maintain general liability insurance that provides
adequate coverage for any claim that might be subject to the above indemnification
TERMINATION AND EXPIRATION
This Agreement may be terminated for the following reasons:
Termination under this section will become effective fourteen (14) days after receipt
by the Education Center of a written notice of termination unless, prior to the
Termination Date, the Education Center remedies the grounds for termination specified
in the notice.
Either party may terminate this Agreement, with or without cause, upon thirty (30)
days prior written notice to the other party. Upon the termination or expiration
of the initial Agreement or any renewal term, the Education Center shall:
The Education Center shall promptly pay any sums owed to any person in respect
to the eACLS™ Program, including, in the event of termination for any breach by
the Education Center, all actual and consequential damages and costs and expenses
(including legal and accounting fees and expenses) incurred by ACEP or J&B on account
of such breach.
Having read and understood the information above, the Education Center wishes
to form a contract to offer eACLS™ through electronic acknowledgement of this Agreement.
This exchange of e-mails shall constitute an electronic record of the Agreement
and shall be binding once the Education Center receives an authorized return electronic
copy of the Agreement.
Here is what one eACLS™ user had to say:
"With all the mandated requirements for fire departments, there is not enough time or space to provide training in the traditional classroom manner. As the nurse consultant to the Sacramento Fire Department, I have found eACLS to be the perfect solution to provide up-to-date needed information to our 300+ paramedics. The paramedics also like this method of learning because they can take the course at their own pace, review the materials at the station instead of a classroom setting, and complete the course over a period of time. The tracking log for record keeping is also very handy."
Margaret Ong, RN, MS
Sacramento Fire Department