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Course Description:
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team management of a cardiac arrest, team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care.
Specific skills in airway management and related pharmacology are also featured. Skills are taught through discussion and group learning, while testing stations offer case-based scenarios using simulators.

Target Group: ACLS is designed for health-care professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive-care and critical-care units.
Pre-requisite for ACLS: is a current HSFC BLS for Healthcare Provider (C) card.

ACLS Course Content

  • Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2010 Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC)
  • Basic life-support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device and an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest using a manual defibrillator and equipment commonly found on a crash cart
  • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
  • Airway management
  • Related pharmacology
  • Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
  • Effective resuscitation team dynamics

Skills are taught in large group sessions, as well as in small-group learning-and-testing stations, where case-based scenarios are presented.

ACLS Full Provider Course:

  • Approximately 16 hours
  • $450.00 plus GST, includes lunch and coffee/tea/snacks.
  • Manual is required for this course. If you need one, we have them available for $64.95 plus GST.
Cancellation policy

• Course registrations are not confirmed until full payment is received by SIMS.

• SIMS reserves the right to cancel any course. If a course is cancelled, students will be notified via telephone and/or e-mail to arrange for training credit or a full refund. Every effort will be made to reschedule a cancelled course or transfer enrollments to a later date.

*All cancellations or schedule changes once course is confirmed are subject to a $75.00 Administration Fee.