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Course Description

The 2010 Guidelines are available for free review at the following website:

http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/vol122/18_suppl_3/

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)
Medical Director of SimSinai - PREPS Lab


 Course description:

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.


   *** 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.

*** The course and exam will be based on the 2010 Heart and Stroke Foundation Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Provider Manual.***

2-Day Certification Course

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Available Dates

November 13-14, 2014

November 29-30, 2014 (WEEKEND)

December 11-12, 2014

January 22-23, 2015

February 7-8, 2015 (WEEKEND)

March 2-3, 2015

March 28-29, 2015 (WEEKEND)

April 9-10, 2015

April 18-19, 2015 (WEEKEND)

May 2-3, 2015 (WEEKEND)

May 7-8, 2015

May 30-31, 2015 (WEEKEND)

June 13-14, 2015 (WEEKEND)

June 18-19, 2015

June 22-23, 2015

June 25-26, 2015

June 27-28, 2015 (WEEKEND)

Prices:

$490.00 for Physicians/ Dentists/ International Medical Graduates (IMGs)
$375.00 for RN, Fellows, Paramedics, Residents/ Medical students

***REGISTRATION CLOSING DATE IS 3 WEEKS BEFORE THE COURSE DATE***
***Please be advised that the course could be cancelled due to lack of participation, in that case you will be notified.***

Note:  ACLS Manual from Heart and Stroke Canada is available for purchase from the Indigospirit store in Mount Sinai Hospital , not included in course fee, includes pocket reference cards with algorithms.


*** The course and exam will be based on the 2010 Heart and Stroke Foundation Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Provider Manual.***

1-Day Re-Certification Course

(need to have completed last ACLS course within past 2 years and be able to present your ACLS Provider Card from your last course)

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October 24, 2014 (COURSE CLOSED)

November 7, 2014 (COURSE FULL)

December 5, 2014

February 13, 2015

March 27, 2015

April 24, 2015

May 29, 2015

June 1, 2015

 

Prices:

$450.00 for Physicians/ Dentists/ International Medical Graduates (IMGs)
$325.00 for RN, Fellows, Paramedics, Residents/ Medical students

***REGISTRATION CLOSING DATE IS 3 WEEKS BEFORE THE COURSE DATE***
***Please be advised that the course could be cancelled due to lack of participation, in that case you will be notified.***

Note:  ACLS Manual from Heart and Stroke Canada is available for purchase from the Indigospirit store in Mount Sinai Hospital, not included in course fee, includes pocket reference cards with algorithms.


Note for postgraduate medical trainees from University of Toronto:

Course fees are paid by the Postgraduate Office for eligible trainees taking their first 2-day ACLS course.  PREPS will confirm your eligibility for this subsidy, however course participants are responsible for the full cost of the course ($375.00) should they be deemed ineligible by the Postgraduate Office. 

Note for international medical graduates:

Fees for ACLS are the same as those for practicing physicians, unless you are currently participating in an official IMG-related clinical program.  You will need to provide documentation of your training status to be eligible for the reduced resident rate.

Click here to see the course cancellation policy!!!

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