Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)-Course dates for 2018-2019 open for registration

Course Information

Course Code


Instruction Method

In class- please see prerequisites


See table below for course fee


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


Dr. Marcos Silva, 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 MAINPRO+ Certified Group Learning Activity Category credits. Please see CFPC for details.

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 credits. Please contact RCPSC for information.

Funding maybe available for RNAO members. Please contact RNAO for information.

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


The Michener Institute of Education at UHN- St Patrick Campus-222 St. Patrick Street, Toronto, ON- unless indicated otherwise in the table below.


• HSF BLS Provider Card issued within the previous 12 months ( demonstration of competency at the course). If you wish to register for a BLS Course please see link: Basic Life Support Courses at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN

• Able 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.

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 .

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. Please see Heart and Stroke for BLS pre requisite information.

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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CodeCourse TitleFormatTuitionDate(s)Register ByAvailability
RS810-14Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS)- The Michener Institute of Education at UHN-St Patrick Campus- 9am-5pm- Room TBAIn Class$379.00Jul-21-2018 to Jul-22-2018Jul-06-2018Closed
RS810-15Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS)- The Michener Institute of Education at UHN- St Patrick Campus- 9am-5pm- Room TBAIn Class$379.00Aug-11-2018 to Aug-12-2018Jul-27-2018Closed
RS810-YO1Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS)- onsite Toronto General Hospital- 9am-5pmWorkshop$379.00Sep-15-2018 to Sep-16-2018Open
RS810-YO2Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS) BLS included 7am-9am followed by ACLS 9am-5pmWorkshop$409.00Oct-13-2018 to Oct-14-2018Open
RS810-YO3Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS) RNs Only CourseWorkshop$379.00Nov-03-2018 to Nov-04-2018Open
RS810-YO4Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS)-onsite Toronto General Hospital Workshop$379.00Nov-17-2018 to Nov-18-2018Open
RS810-YO5Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS)Workshop$379.00Dec-18-2018 to Dec-19-2018Open
RS810-YO6Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS)-onsite Toronto General HospitalWorkshop$379.00Jan-26-2019 to Jan-27-2019Open
RS810-YO7Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS)Workshop$379.00Feb-09-2019 to Feb-10-2019Open
RS810-YO8Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS) onsite Toronto General Hospital Workshop$379.00Mar-02-2019 to Mar-03-2019Open
RS810-YO9Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS)- RNs Only CourseWorkshop$379.00Mar-23-2019 to Mar-24-2019Open
RS810-YO10Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS)- BLS 7am-9am followed by ACLS 9am-5pmWorkshop$409.00Apr-13-2019 to Apr-14-2019Open
RS810-YO11Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS)- on site Toronto General Hospital -9am-5pmWorkshop$379.00May-04-2019 to May-05-2019Open
RS810-YO12Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS)Workshop$379.00May-25-2019 to May-26-2019Open
RS810-YO13Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS)Workshop$379.00Jun-08-2019 to Jun-09-2019Open