Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Course Information

Course Code

RS810

Instruction Method

In class- please see prerequisites

Fee

See table below for course fee

Length

11 hours- Start and end times dependant on course location. Please prerequisites for important course details and information.

Instructor(s)

Dr. Sonny Kohli, MD, FRCPC (Medical Director)

Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the learner will be able to:

  • Recognize and initiate early management of periarrest conditions that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome
  • Demonstrate proficiency in providing BLS care, including prioritizing chest compressions and integrating automated external defibrillator (AED) use
  • Recognize and manage respiratory arrest
  • Recognize and manage cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including immediate post-cardiac arrest care
  • Recognize and initiate early management of ACS, including appropriate disposition
  • Recognize and initiate early management of stroke, including appropriate disposition
  • Demonstrate effective communication as a member or leader of a resuscitation team and recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance

Evaluation Method

  • Written evaluation
  • Hands-on skills practice
  • Practical skills testing

Intended For

Healthcare professionals responding to cardiopulmonary emergencies and working in critical care environments; such as physicians, nurses, respiratory technologists and  paramedics.

This course meets the accreditation criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been approved for 8 MAINPRO-C credits.

This course meets the accreditation criteria (MOC) with The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) and has been approved for MOC, Section 2, Traineeship credits. Please contact RCPSC for information.

This course is also available by contract for on-site delivery. Please email ce@michener.ca for information.

Location

The Michener Institute, 222 St. Patrick Street, Toronto, ON- unless indicated otherwise in the table below.

Prerequisites

• HSF BLS Provider Card within the previous 12 months ( demonstration of competency at the course). Please see Heart and Stroke for details.
• Ability to identify ECG rhythms- For those who wish to test/review their ECG interpretation skills please go to ECG STAT Test.
• Knowledge of primary pharmacology specific to cardiopulmonary emergencies
• Registration with Heart and Stroke for your Heart and Stroke Id Number – if you do not have a HSF#/account already.
• Completion of ACLS Pre Course Test . Must be presented at the course.

Please note: Heart and Stroke criteria for taking ACLS state that you must have successfully completed a BLS  Provider course in accordance with current guidelines, be actively using BLS skills on a regular basis and demonstrate competence in performing CPR. Hence we require demonstration of competence for successful completion of the course.

Textbook: Not included in course fee. ACLS Provider Manual (2015)  and HSFC Handbook of Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Providers (2015) available from Training Materials for HSF courses .

Registration does not guarantee success.

As instructors we would like to see everyone succeed at the ACLS course, however not everyone is successful. The most common reason(s) that students are unsuccessful are lack of preparation prior to the ACLS course and or lack of ECG interpretation skills. Registration in this course does not guarantee success. In the event that you are not successful, the Course Director will recommend at the end of the course that you repeat an entire classroom session on another date (you will be responsible for the entire tuition fee). Unsuccessful participants will not receive a refund of course fees.

Disclaimer: Please note you will be tested on the information that can be found in the 2015 Edition ACLS Manual. The link provided to the ECG STAT test is an additional study resource and does not replace the 2015 Edition ACLS Manual (required reading).

Text Book

Not included in course fee ACLS Provider Manual (2015), and HSFC Handbook of Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Providers (2015), available from Heart and Stroke, or University of Toronto bookstore.

Certificate Program

Upon successful completion students receive a HSF ACLS course completion Ecard valid for 2 years. HSF will email instructions to access the Ecard after successful completion of the course.

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Courses

CodeCourse TitleFormatTuitionDate(s)Register ByAvailability
RS810-1Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS)- The Michener Institute Room 1325, 9am-5pmIn Class$379.00Sep-24-2016 to Sep-25-2016Sep-20-2016Closed
RS810-25Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS) on site at Humber River Regional Hospital-1235 Wilson Ave., Toronto,9am-5pmIn Class$439.00Oct-01-2016 to Oct-02-2016Open
RS810-14Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS)on site at Trillium Health Partners, 100 Queensway West, MississaugaIn Class$459.00Oct-15-2016 to Oct-16-2016Closed
RS810-2Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS) The Michener Institute Room 1325, 9am-5pmIn Class$379.00Oct-22-2016 to Oct-23-2016Open
RS810-3Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS) The Michener Institute Room TBA, 9am-5pmIn Class$379.00Nov-05-2016 to Nov-06-2016Open
RS810-15Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS) on site at Trillium Health Partners, 100 Queensway West , MississaugaIn Class$459.00Dec-03-2016 to Dec-04-2016Open
RS810-4Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS)The Michener Institute Room 1325, 9am-5pmIn Class$379.00Dec-19-2016 to Dec-20-2016Open
RS810-5Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS)The Michener Institute Room 1341, 9am-5pmIn Class$379.00Jan-21-2017 to Jan-22-2017Open
RS810-6Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS)The Michener Institute Room 1325, 9am-5pmIn Class$379.00Feb-25-2017 to Feb-26-2017Open
RS810-7Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS)The Michener Institute Room 1325, 9am-5pmIn Class$379.00Mar-25-2017 to Mar-26-2017Open
RS810-8Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS)The Michener Institute Room 1325, 9am-5pmIn Class$379.00Apr-22-2017 to Apr-23-2017Open
RS810-9Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS)The Michener Institute Room 1325, 9am-5pmIn Class$379.00May-13-2017 to May-14-2017Open
RS810-10Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS)The Michener Institute Room TBA, 9am-5pmIn Class$379.00Jun-10-2017 to Jun-11-2017Open
RS810-11Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS)The Michener Institute Room 1325, 9am-5pmIn Class$379.00Jul-29-2017 to Jul-30-2017Open
RS810-12Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS) The Michener Institute Room 1325, 9am-5pmIn Class$379.00Aug-26-2017 to Aug-27-2017Open