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Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

IHF-approved

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support is essential certification for those who respond to cardiac arrest in- and out- of hospital.

 

Irish Heart Foundation

ACLS Certificates may only be issued by approved IHF training Sites.

 

ACLS

(Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support)

HeartCode ACLS is a Web-based e-learning product that uses microsimulation technology to present realistic patient scenarios. Students are presented with the 10 ACLS Core cases in hospital-based scenarios. While interacting with the program, students assess each patient, formulate a treatment plan based on ACLS guidelines, and provide treatment.

Successful completion of the Web-based cognitive component, paired with skills verification provided by an AHA ACLS Instructor meets the requirements for the issuing of an AHA ACLS Provider card, via the Irish Heart Foundation.

ACLS provider training is essential for all critical care healthcare professionals involved in the provision of emergency cardiac care.

Please note: there is NO TEACHING of practical skills during the face-to-face component of this course. Therefore, we recommend this course only for those already competent in the practical skills such as Non-Invasive Airway Management, Bag-Mask Ventilation, CPR and Manual Defibrillator operation. If you require instruction and practice of these critical skills, we recommend you take the 2-day ACLS course.

Ideally, you should have passed the 2-Day ACLS course before. It IS possible (but not recommended) to do the 1-Day ACLS course as your first ACLS certification.

Typical ACLS Heartcode students include: Consultants, Registrars, Senior House Officers, Interns, General Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Managers, Nurses, Paramedics.


Content
Online:

  • VT / VF with CPR and an AED

  • Respiratory Emergencies

  • Refractory VT / VF

  • Pulseless Electrical Activity

  • Asystole / Ethical Aspects of Resuscitation

  • Stable and Unstable Tachycardia

  • Bradycardia

  • Acute Coronary Syndromes

  • Acute Ischaemic Stroke


Duration
3 hours face-to-face, 6 hours online


Criteria For Successful Completion

  • Completion of the pre-course Heartcode Program, including the MCQ

  • Demonstrate effective manual defibrillation and non-invasive ventilation with a BVM

  • Pass an ACLS Megacode Test as Team Leader.

  • Demonstrate competence in the performance of Basic Life Support (BLS) skills such as one and two rescuer CPR, incorporating the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).


Certification
Participants who successfully complete the course, including the skills evaluation, will receive an American Heart Association / Irish Heart Foundation ACLS provider course completion card.


Instructors
Our highly-experienced Instructors come from an Irish healthcare setting and all remain in day-to-day clinical practice. They are regarded as experts in their field and have a proven ability to teach. Precision Healthcare is a registered and approved Irish Heart Foundation / American Heart Association training site.

Course Materials
The following materials are delivered to the candidate by email

  • Heartcode activation key

  • Heartcode instructions


Directions to face-to-face venue


CPD
All Precision Healthcare courses are eligible for CPD/CME points. The exact number of points you can claim depends on what your occupation/speciality is.

This course is eligible for up to 3 hours of face-to-face CPD and 6 hours of online CPD

More information on Medical Council and An Bord Altranais websites

 

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