Continuing Education

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Course Code: RS810
Instruction Method: In class
Prerequisite(s):
• HSF BLS for HCP (C) Card
• Able to identify ECG rhythms
• Knowledge of primary pharmacology specific to cardiopulmonary emergencies

NOTE: You must fax/email copy of your valid BLS certificate to Michener a minimum of 2 weeks before the date of your course.

Duration: 11 hours
Time: Day 1 – 08:30-16:30; Day 2 - 10:00-16:30
Fee: see table below
Textbook: Not included in course fee. ACLS Provider Manual (2010), vendor code RE5100E and HSFC Handbook of Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Providers vendor code RE0110E, available from Laerdal Medical , or University of Toronto bookstore.
Evaluation Method:
• Written evaluation
• Hands-on skills practice
• Practical skills testing
Instructors: Dr. Sonny Kohli, MD, FRCPC (Medical Director)
Intended for: Healthcare professions responding to cardiopulmonary emergencies and working in critical care environments; such as physicians, nurses, respiratory technologists, paramedics
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Certificate: Upon successful completion students receive a HSF ACLS course completion card valid for 2 years.

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

One of the keys to success in this program is adequate preparation prior to attending the course.
• Purchase and review 6th edition ACLS Provider Manual from Laerdal Medical , 416-298-9600 or U of T bookstore (either Canadian manual vendor code RE5100E OR, American 6th edition manual vendor code 90-1014).
• Register with Heart and Stroke for your Heart and Stroke Id Number.
• Present your HSF Id number at the course.
• Purchase and review HSFC Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Providers, available from Laerdal Medical, vendor code RE0110E.
• Complete the pre-course test prior to the course, print and bring to the course (mandatory - it will be collected by the Course Coordinator). Test can be found at:ACLS Pre Course Test Code: compression.
• Completion of Level C BLS for HCP within previous 12 months. Please note BLS certificates from online courses without a practical testing component will not be accepted.
• Review BLS prior to attending the course: a) assessment and management of an unresponsive individual b) AED and CPR skills, and c) assessment and management of a choking individual.
• Good ECG interpretation skills are required for success in this course. . For those who wish to test/review their ECG interpretation skills please go to ECG STAT Test. Online courses are offered at Michener for those who need to enhance this skill. Please see course listing.

Please note: Heart and Stroke criteria for taking ACLS state that you must have successfully completed a BLS for Health Care Provider (C) 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.

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 6th Edition ACLS Manual. The link provided to the ECG STAT test is an additional study resource and does not replace the 6th Edition ACLS Manual (required reading).

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

Please note our course registrations fill quickly. Once a course is full the registration will close automatically. Please register early to secure your spot!

Special Note:1. Courses are conducted at The Michener Institute unless otherwise specified. You may sign up for any course location, unless it is indicated ‘for employees only’ 2. Course fee does not include textbook which is required reading.
Credits:This course meets the accreditation criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been approved for 8 MAINPRO-C credits submitted to CSRT for NCPD credits.
Presented By:Dr. Sonny Kohli, MD, FRCPC (Medical Director)
Please Note:Registrants may transfer prior to the course start date by faxing a Withdrawal and Transfer Request Form to 416.596.3180. There is a $40 service charge applied to transfers. Withdrawals from a course may take place up to 2 weeks prior to the course start date by faxing a Withdrawal and Transfer Request Form to 416.596.3180. A $75 administration fee will apply. * No refunds will be issued for withdrawals received less than two weeks prior to the course.
Prerequisites:Review of the ACLS Provider Manual and completion of pre-test. Good ECG interpretation skills. RRCP, RN, MD or EMCA designation. Current BLS-C (CPR) certificate for Health Care Providers.
Time:Day one 0900 - 1700, Day two 0900 - 1530.
Text Book:Purchase ACLS Provider Manual (2010), vendor code 90-1014 and HSFC Handbook of Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Providers vendor code RE0110E, available from Laerdal Medical or University of Toronto bookstore.
Code Course Title Format Tuition Date(s) Register By Availability
RS810-21Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS) on site at Trillium Health Partners, 100 Queensway West , Mississauga FOR EMPLOYEES ONLYIn Class$420.00Jan-11-2014 -
Jan-12-2014
Closed
RS810-5Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS)In Class$375.00Jan-25-2014 -
Jan-26-2014
Closed
RS810-17Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS) on site at St Joseph's Health Centre, 30 The Queensway , Toronto In Class$420.00Feb-01-2014 -
Feb-02-2014
Closed
RS810-30Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS) on site at Credit Valley Hospital, 2200 Eglinton Ave W, Mississauga -FOR EMPLOYEES ONLYIn Class$420.00Feb-08-2014 -
Feb-09-2014
Closed
RS810-6Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS)In Class$375.00Feb-22-2014 -
Feb-23-2014
Closed
RS810-7Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS)In Class$375.00Mar-22-2014 -
Mar-23-2014
Closed
RS810-33Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS) on site at Credit Valley Hospital, 2200 Eglinton Ave W , Missisauga For Trillium Health Partners Employees onlyIn Class$420.00Mar-29-2014 -
Mar-30-2014
Closed
RS810-22Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS) on site at Trillium Health Partners, 100 Queensway West , Mississauga In Class$420.00Apr-05-2014 -
Apr-06-2014
Closed
RS810-18Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS) on site at St Joseph's Health Centre, 30 The Queensway , Toronto In Class$420.00Apr-12-2014 -
Apr-13-2014
Closed
RS810-8Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS)In Class$375.00Apr-26-2014 -
Apr-27-2014
Closed
RS810-31Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS) on site at Credit Valley Hospital, 2200 Eglinton Ave W , Missisauga – FOR EMPLOYEES ONLYIn Class$420.00May-10-2014 -
May-11-2014
Closed
RS810-9Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS)In Class$375.00May-24-2014 -
May-25-2014
Closed
RS810-19Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS) on site at St Joseph's Health Centre, 30 The Queensway , Toronto In Class$420.00Jun-14-2014 -
Jun-15-2014
Open
RS810-10Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS)In Class$375.00Jun-21-2014 -
Jun-22-2014
Open
RS810-11Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS)In Class$375.00Jul-12-2014 -
Jul-13-2014
Open
RS810-40Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS) on site at Humber River Regional Health - 200 Church Street Toronto-Employees Only In Class$420.00Jul-12-2014 -
Jul-13-2014
Open
RS810-12Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS)In Class$375.00Aug-16-2014 -
Aug-17-2014
Open
RS810-34Advanced Cardiac Life-Support (ACLS) on site Credit Valley Hospital, 2200 Eglinton Ave W, Mississauga For Trillium Health Partners Employees onlyIn Class$420.00Aug-23-2014 -
Aug-24-2014
Open


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