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simsinai acls course description

ACLS Course Description

Click here for the 2010 Guidelines are available for free review at the linked website.

Although all of the information provided is important, we suggest review specifically the following portions of the guidelines prior to the ACLS course:

  • Part 1: Executive Summary
  • Part 4: CPR Overview Part 5: Adult Basic Life Support
  • Part 6: Electrical Therapies
  • Part 7: CPR Techniques and Devices
  • Part 8: Adult ACLS
  • Part 9: Post-Cardiac Arrest Care
  • Part 10: Acute Coronary Syndromes
  • Part 11: Adult Stroke

Optional reading:

  • Part 12: Cardiac Arrest in Special Situations
  • Part 16: Education Implementation and Teams

The other sections are not directly relevant to adult resuscitation and do not need to be reviewed for the purposes of ACLS. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions at mtsinaipreps.admin@utoronto.ca. Looking forward to seeing you at your ACLS course!

Best regards
Sev Perelman, MD, MSc, CCFP (EM), CHSE-A
Medical Director of the SimSinai Centre

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ACLS is designed to help health care providers learn the necessary skills to provide evidence-based care to patients in cardiac arrest or other life-threatening situations. This course reinforces use of appropriate basic life support and automated external defibrillation, and then extends skills to advanced interventions.

All ACLS Courses run from 8:00 hrs. - 17:00 hrs.

Topics include:

  • Safe operation of defibrillator/pacing devices.
  • Use of airway/respiratory equipment (oral/nasal airways, laryngeal mask airways, combitubes, bag/valve/mask devices).
  • Management of cardiac arrest (VF/VT/PEA/asystole).
  • Management of stable and unstable tachyarrythmias.
  • Management of bradycardias.
  • Approach to unstable coronary syndrome/myocardial infarction Initial management of acute stroke.
  • Approach to patient with hypotension/shock.
  • Crisis management principles (leadership, communication, situational awareness).

ACLS at SimSinai uses an adult-friendly education philosophy, giving extensive hands-on experience in resuscitation using our high-fidelity simulators. Students work in teams and rotate through different roles, learning how to function as team leaders and team members.

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*** CACCN Members pricing *** Limited Time Only
We offer 10% discount to all CACCN members.
ACLS 2-day Certification CACCN Price is $337.50
ACLS 1-day ReCertification CACCN Price is $292.50
You will need to present your CACCN membership card on the day of the course to qualify for the discount.