Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) -BLENDED

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Course Description: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Blended (ACLS Blended) is a mix of self-paced, online learning and 10 hours in classroom learning format. It is divided into parts of the curriculum on your own time and at your own pace. After finishing the online part, participants can take the instructor-led, in-classroom component when the participant is ready. This course will help develop skills – as a member of a healthcare team – in simulated situations that mirror real-life cardiac-related emergencies in healthcare work life. These simulations will involve high-quality CPR, high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes. Participants will be able to reinforce concepts, undertake skills practice, receive coaching and correction, and refine their abilities before final testing.

Intended Audience: The Heart and Stroke Foundations ACLS Course is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, and paramedics, as well as others who need an ACLS course completion card for job or other requirements.

Course Prerequisites:

  • Current Heart & Stroke BLS Provider certification
  • Completed ACLS Online portion
  • ACLS pre-course self-assessment certificate (passing score = 70%). The link for the pre-course self-assessment will be sent to you after the course registration.

The following competencies are expected of students entering a ACLS Provider course:

  • Performing high-quality BLS skills using the most recent Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC
  • Reading and interpreting electrocardiograms (ECGs)- Be able to identify—on a monitor and paper tracing—rhythms associated with bradycardia, tachycardia with adequate perfusion, tachycardia with poor perfusion, and pulseless arrest. These rhythms include but are not limited to:
    • Normal sinus rhythm
    • Sinus bradycardia
    • Type I second-degree AV block
    • Type II second-degree AV block
    • Third-degree AV block
    • Sinus tachycardia
    • Supraventricular tachycardias
    • Ventricular tachycardia
    • Asystole
    • Ventricular fibrillation
    • Organized rhythm without a pulse
  • Understanding ACLS drugs- have a basic understanding of the essential drugs used in:
    • Cardiac arrest
    • Bradycardia
    • Tachycardia with adequate perfusion
    • Tachycardia with poor perfusion
    • Immediate post–cardiac arrest care
  • A current Heart and Stroke Foundation BLS course completion card
  • Complete a mandatory Pre-course Self-Assessment.

Course Overview:
Course content:
The ACLS Provider Course emphasizes few major concepts:

  • The crucial importance of high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to patient survival
  • The integration of effective basic life support (BLS) with ACLS interventions
  • The importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation. The course is designed to give students the opportunity to practice and demonstrate proficiency in the following skills used in resuscitation:
  • Systematic approach
  • High-quality BLS
  • Airway management
  • Rhythm recognition
  • Defibrillation
  • Intravenous (IV)/intraosseous (IO) access (information only)
  • Use of medications
  • Cardioversion
  • Transcutaneous pacing
  • Team dynamics

Students must pass a written exam and skills test in order to qualify for a ACLS Provider Course Completion Card.

Course duration (time/days): 10 hours (1 day)
Certification: 2-years certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).

Course Materials: Books and materials are required on our courses by the Heart and Stroke Foundation. It is the participant’s responsibility to get the materials and it is not included in the course price.

Textbooks can be purchased directly from us, please click on the link below

Course Materials – First Aid Plus (


it can be purchased from the Heart and Stroke Foundation, please click on the link below, sign in, and then click the button that says SHOP

Please ensure you order the following required student materials:

  • 2020 Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Provider Manual – (Heart and Stroke Product Code: RE5610)
  • 2020 Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Provider – (Heart and Stroke Product Code: RE0130)
  • ACLS Reference Cards – (Heart and Stroke Product Code: RE5670) It is already included in Provider Manual but also sold separately if an extra one is needed.

Online part of the course is included in the cost and it will be sent to email that was provided upon registration

It is advised that you read the textbook, in its entirety, prior to the course.

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