ACLS Provider Course

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider Course

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 such as paramedics, advanced paramedics, nurses, doctors, etc who are working in acute areas.

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 a team leader.

Realistic 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.

It is a requisite that all students attending any ACLS Provider Course must hold current BLS Provider Certification and must also successfully complete the online pre-course self assessment on the ACLS student website achieving a score of 70% or higher (NB: the pass rate for the written exam conducted during the ACLS course is at least 84%).

The ACLS course is available in a number of different formats:

ACLS Provider Course – two day course

The ACLS 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 Provider Certification.

ACLS Recertification Course – one day 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 so candidates can only attend this one day course if they hold current ACLS Provider certification at the time of attending the course.

For further information or to register for an ACLS Provider Course please contact the course coordinator of your chosen course in the list below.

Upcoming ACLS Courses


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