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.
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-EducationReg@hhsc.ca.
- $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-EducationReg@hhsc.ca or call 905-527-4322 ext. 46612.
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