The ACLS course builds on the livesaving skills provided by the BLS curriculum, continuing to emphasise the importance of uninterrupted, high-quality CPR and introducing appropriate advanced interventions.
The course curriculum is based on the most recent American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) and follows the guidance of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR).
The course is aimed at healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies and for personnel involved in emergency medical services.
What does this course teach?
- Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device, and use of an AED
- Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
- Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
- Airway management
- Related pharmacology
- Management of ACS and stroke
- Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
- BLS Assessment
- Introduction to ACLS
- CPR & AED
- Introduction to ACS
- Introduction to Stroke
- Introduction to Cardiac Arrest
- Airway Station
- ACLS Rhythm Review
- ACLS Case: Cardiac Arrest
- ACLS Case: Bradycardia
- ACLS Case: Tachycardia
- ACLS Case: ACS
- ACLS Case: Stroke
- Megacode Practice
- Megacode Testing
- Final Exam
Upon successful completion of the course, participants receive an internationally recognised certification from Austere & Emergency Medicine International in ACLS, valid for two years.
Re-certification can be achieved by attending a refresher course, or by completing a portfolio of ongoing learning and taking the re-certification exam.
Previous students have enjoyed the following hotels:
12 minutes by taxi / 35 minutes walk
A little further away (more comortable)
15 minutes by taxi / not feasible to walk