Foundation: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
We hope to facilitate this fantastic course very soon.
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The ACLS Course is designed for healthcare providers who
either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient whether in
or out of hospital. ACLS is based on simulated clinical scenarios that
encourage active, hands on participation through learning stations where
students will practice essential skills individually, as part of a team,
and as team leader.
simulations reinforce the following key concepts: proficiency in basic life
support care; recognising and initiating early management of peri arrest
conditions; managing cardiac arrest; identifying and treating ischemic chest
pain and acute coronary syndromes; recognising other life threatening
clinical situations (such as stroke) and providing initial care; ACLS
algorithms; and effective resuscitation team dynamics. The ACLS course is
available in a number of different formats, see details below:
Provider Course is a two day course and upon successful completion of the
course candidates receive an Irish Heart Foundation / American Heart
Association ACLS Provider Card. It is a requisite that all students
attending an ACLS Provider Course must have current BLS for Healthcare
ONE DAY ACLS RECERTIFICATION COURSE
This course has been designed for individuals that have
current ACLS Provider Certification that is due to lapse soon and wish to
renew their certification. The recommended renewal period for all ACLS
courses is two years. It is a requisite that all students attending an
ACLS Recertification Course must have current BLS for Healthcare Provider
Recertification Course is a one day course and upon successful completion
of the course candidates receive an Irish Heart Foundation / American
Heart Association ACLS Provider Card.
The Heartcode ACLS Course is an interactive, self
directed, comprehensive e-learning programme using the Heartcode ACLS
Interactive CD Rom. The programme is delivered using realistic patient
scenarios for the ten core ACLS cases. The course provides an alternative
to traditional, classroom based training and students have the opportunity
to learn at their own pace with instant feedback and debriefing.
Heartcode ACLS Course consists of three separate elements. Part one
consists of successfully completing interactive cognitive skills including
patient scenarios using an interactive CD Rom. While interacting with the
programme, students assess each patient, formulate a treatment plan based
on ACLS guidelines and provide treatment. Parts two allows for skills
practice in groups in a classroom. This is followed by part three which is
the completion of skills assessments where both CPR/AED and megacode
skills assessments are completed.
course can be completed by candidates regardless if they have completed an
ACLS Provider Course before or not however it may be more suitable for
those who have experience or are working in the emergency or critical care
areas. Those without this experience or who haven’t completed an ACLS
Provider Course previously may find the standard two-day ACLS Provider
Course more suitable.
any of the ACLS Provider Courses it is a requisite that all students must
have current BLS for Healthcare Provider Certification. Please be aware
that the Heartcode ACLS CD Rom is not MAC compatible.
Upon successful completion of the course candidates receive an Irish Heart
Foundation / American Heart Association ACLS Provider Card.
ACLS EXPERIENCED PROVIDER (EP) COURSE
The aim of the ACLS EP Course is to expand ACLS knowledge
beyond the standard primary and secondary survey and to give the learner a
systematic approach towards identifying and treating underlying causes of
cardiac arrest. The ACLS EP Course expands on the core ACLS Provider Course
and covers cardiac arrest prevention and other life threatening emergencies.
Topics covered include electrolyte imbalances, environmental emergencies and
toxicology. The course also provides a deeper knowledge for understanding
and treating ACS patients.
It is an
excellent course for developing the skills and knowledge of Critical Care
Nurses, Registrars and any individual expected to lead in a cardiac arrest
of other life threatening scenario. It is also useful for seasoned ACLS
Providers who wish to renew their provider status.
EP course presumes a good level of knowledge and a clinical background
involving resuscitation and covers a number of advanced skills and topics.
The formal assessments are CPR/AED, megacode and ACLS MCQ. The learning
stations within the course are exactly that, learning stations and candidate
input is sought and valued. The ACLS EP Course is a one day course and upon
successful completion of the course candidates receive an Irish Heart
Foundation / American Heart Association ACLS EP Provider Card.
Booking For Groups/Companies:
Just contact us and we will arrange an Instructor for your own location.
All we need is a room suitable for the group size. This course is also
available for bookings on weekends. This course can also be run for your group at our training centre in Terenure, Dublin. This course can be tailored for your group/company own needs.
Booking For Individuals:
This course is available as an open course for individuals to join, just call us or join our email list for updates of new courses and check our
schedule page for details of our next open course.
Need A Course Urgently:
If you require this course urgently for work or safety audit, we can arrange this course at any time and in any location. This is possible even if it's just for one person. Just contact us for a quote.
Equality, Access, Transfer and Progression:
Places on the course are provided on a first come basis. If a course is full additional courses may be scheduled if there is adequate demand. Safety Ireland will at all times ensure equality in our service provision. We therefore ask any learner that has specific learning requirements to contact our office on
01-44 22 999 or at the time of booking the training and we will ensure that
all possible measures are taken to meet requirements. English is the language
that the training is provided in and participants must have a good
understanding of the English language. If participants prefer they are
welcome to bring along an interpreter; however prior notice must be given to
Safety Ireland First Response.