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Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider Course

This is an advanced, video-based, certified, instructor-led course that builds on the foundation of basic life support (BLS) skills. It emphasizes the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR; high-performing team dynamics and communications; systems of care; recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest; immediate post-cardiac arrest care; and acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes.

The use of simulation is incorporated to provide real-time feedback on CPR effectiveness. The course uses curriculum and vigorous practice guidelines from the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Please read the “Important Information” below to learn about prerequisites for the course, cancellation fees, and more.

Important Information

Certification: 2-day course AND Recertification: day 1 of 2-day course

Location: Hamilton General Hospital

Prerequisites: This course is intense and builds on prior knowledge and skill. Participants are to come fully prepared for the class with working knowledge of ECGs, ACLS medications and ACLS algorithms.

It may be suitable for:

    • MDs/RNs/RPNs who have worked with ECG monitoring and ACLS medications/algorithms
    • Senior health professional students (i.e. level IV nursing students or residents) who have had a critical care placement, can interpret ECGs and are familiar with ACLS medications/algorithms

This course does NOT teach ECG interpretation, ACLS medications or algorithms.

For anyone aspiring to become eligible to work in a critical care environment, a community college critical care certificate course is more appropriate.

If registering for the ACLS Re-certification, it is mandatory that a copy of your current Heart and Stroke ACLS (within the last 2 years) and current Heart and Stroke BLS for HCP (within the last year) certifications be forwarded to HHS-EducationACLS_BLS@hhsc.ca.

NOTE:

  • $50 CANCELLATION fee will be applied for less than 3 weeks notice of CANCELLATION
  • $20 ADMINISTRATIVE fee will be applied for all date changes, reimbursements and NSF cheques

Questions? e-mail: HHS-EducationACLS_BLS@hhsc.ca or call 905-527-4322 ext. 46612.

 

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Registration Form

 

    If your Heart and Stroke certification has expired or you have a certification from another provider, you will be required to take the BLS Renewal Prerequisite Challenge on the Heart and Stroke website at a cost of $10.00 prior to attending the BLS re-certification class. Once you have successfully completed your prerequisite challenge, you will be required to forward a copy of your successful completion certificate to HHS-EducationACLS_BLS@hhsc.ca

    NOTE: The BLS Renewal Prerequisite Challenge Exam is only valid for up to 90 days. Heart & Stroke Foundation.
    Note: $2 credit card handling fee will apply.

    Please do NOT process your payment until you have received an email from HHS-Education ACLS_BLS letting you know that we have a spot available for you. This email will also include instructions on how to process payment.
    Note: $2 credit card handling fee will apply.

    Please do NOT process your payment until you have received information from HHS-EducationACLS_BLS@hhsc.ca within 48-72 business hours of submitting your registration. within 48-72 business hours of submitting your registration.
    Note: $2 credit card handling will apply

    Please do NOT process your payment until you have received an email from HHS-Education ACLS_BLS letting you know that we have a spot available for you and also has included instructions on how to process payment.
    If yes, please forward a copy of your current Heart & Stroke ACLS certification to HHS-EducationACLS_BLS@hhsc.ca
    If yes, please forward a copy of your current BLS Heart & Stroke certification to HHS-EducationACLS_BLS@hhsc.ca
  • If your Heart & Stroke BLS certification has expired or you have a BLS certification from another provider, you can attend the BLS Renewal course but you must first successfully complete the BLS Challenge Exam on the Heart & Stroke website at a cost of $10.00. You will then be required to forward a copy of your successful BLS Exam Certificate to HHS-EducationACLS_BLS@hhsc.ca prior to the BLS class date. If you have not previously taken BLS, your will be required to attend the Full course. NOTE: The BLS Renewal Prerequisite Challenge Exam is only valid for up to 90 days.
  • A $50 cancellation fee for less than 3 weeks’ notice or a $20 administrative fee for date changes & reimbursements will apply. We reserve the right to cancel classes due to circumstances beyond our control. In the event a session is cancelled, you will be re-scheduled for the next available session at no additional cost.

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