Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
ACLS Renewal Course - April 30
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) is an, Instructor-led, advanced course, builds on the foundation of basic life support (BLS) skills. It emphasizes the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR and takes healthcare provider training to the next level- highlighting the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes.
The Heart and Stroke Foundations ACLS Course offers:
- The latest resuscitation science for improved patient outcomes
- Realistic scenarios and simulations, depicting rescuers, teams, and patients
- Course and content flexibility for Heart and Stroke Foundation Instructors and students, including adaptability to local protocols
ACLS RENEWAL COURSE for more experienced providers - APRIL 31
Same course content; more challenging scenarios.
ACLS Renewal Audience:
The Heart and Stroke Foundation's ACLS Course is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, and paramedics, as well as others who need an ACLS course completion card for job or other requirements.
ACLS Renewal Course Prerequisites:
Providers, who take the full ACLS Course, or ACLS Renewal Course, must have a current Heart and Stroke Foundation BLS course completion card, complete the mandatory Pre-course Self-Assessment and be proficient in the following:
- Performing high-quality BLS skills through the use of the 2015 Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC
- Reading and interpreting electrocardiograms (ECGs) - Be able to identify—on a monitor and paper tracing—rhythms associated with bradycardia, tachycardia and pulseless arrest.
- These rhythms include but are not limited to:
- Normal sinus rhythm
- Sinus bradycardia
- Type I second-degree AV block
- Type II second-degree AV block
- Third-degree AV block
- Sinus tachycardia
- Supraventricular tachycardias
- Ventricular tachycardia
- Ventricular fibrillation
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of the essential drugs used in:
- Cardiac arrest
- Tachycardia with adequate perfusion
- Tachycardia with poor perfusion
- Immediate post–cardiac arrest
Required Student Materials:
- Provider Manual – print (RE5110E) or eBook (RE5110ED)
- 2015 Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Providers – print (RE0120E) or eBook(RE0120ED)
- Pocket Reference Card – print (RE5570E) or digital (RE5570ED) – Included in Provider manual and sold separately.
Printed books can be purchased at the time you register or Ebooks can be conveniently purchased at Heart and Stroke’s online store Heart Shop. Use your Resuscitation portal account to set up a Heart Shop account
ACLS Renewal Course for more experienced Practitioners
April 31, 2019
Identical structure to the ACLS renewal course described above, but with slightly more challenging scenarios.