ACLS Course

 

ADVANCED CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT

 

This course is taught to the internationally accepted guidelines of the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada. Both Provider and Recertification courses are available.


Important Notes:

  • Registrants are required to provide proof of registration (paypal receipt) when they pick up their study guide from the course organizer.
  • HSFC’s policy clearly states the pre-requisite for ACLS enrolment is current Health Care Provider BLCS certification. No exceptions.

  • HSFC further states that successful retraining must be completed every two years to maintain active ACLS Provider status.

  • Your PayPal receipt is your official receipt.

 

Sufficient time is available during the course only to review all the relevant material, not to teach it. Advance preparation is required.

 

Information is provided using interactive lectures, demonstrations & hands-on practice. Plenty of time is allotted for practical application of the learned concepts in small group settings. Learners are encouraged to understand “why” certain interventions are appropriate rather than just memorizing protocols.

 

Topics covered include:

  • The general approach to the patient
  • Primary & secondary surveys
  • Pharmacologic agents used in resuscitation
  • Recognition & treatment of life-threatening arrhythmias
  • Advanced airway management techniques
  • Management of adult patients in pre & post arrest situations
  • Management of adult patients in cardiac & respiratory arrest
  • Electrical therapies including defibrillation, synchronized cardioversion and transcutaneous pacing
  • Management of patients with tachycardias, bradycardias, asystole or PEA
  • Recognition & treatment of a variety of Acute Coronary Syndromes

 


Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Recognize & appropriately treat patients suffering from cardiac complaints such as angina, myocardial infarct, heart failure, cardiogenic shock or dysrrhythmias
  • Recognize lethal dysrrhythmias
  • Demonstrate knowledge of both chemical and electrical treatment modalities
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of advanced airway techniques
  • Comfortably assist with the resuscitation of an adult in cardiac or respiratory arrest

 


Learners are evaluated on their practical knowledge & skills application on a continuous basis at the workstations. Emphasis is placed on safety, positive feedback & confidence building. Individualized formal “Mega Code” evaluations are not utilized.

Provider courses are held over 2 days. Recertification courses are one day in length.

ACLS renewal participants please read our ACLS Re-cert policy.

Participants receive a wallet card upon successful completion of the course.