Advanced Cardiac Life Support

ACLS

UHG ACLS TRAINING COURSE

Each month Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Courses will take place over two days at the Croí Heart & Stroke Centre, Newcastle, Galway. This course is organised by University Hospital Galway (UHG).

Saolta LogoUHG ACLS is an advanced, instructor-led, 2-day course, that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

  • All applicants must have completed a Healthcare Provider CPR course within the last two years.
  • Nurses MUST have study leave approval prior to registration

Audience

ACLS is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units. 


Course content:

Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care;

  • 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 acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
  • Effective Resuscitation Team Dynamics

Course Format

An online ACLS assessment is required for 1st day of course.
2-day Provider Course is approximately 10-12 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing. 
Course time based on 1 instructor: 6 student: 2 manikins

Course Queries:Siobhán Keane, Resuscitation Officer GUH: 091- 542963 siobhan.keane@hse.ie


APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN TWO MONTHS PRIOR TO COURSE
(All courses will be held on either a Wednesday & Thursday or a Thursday & Friday)

Registration will remain open for ONE month; unless course is full before this date.

ACLS COURSE DATES 2017

March 8th & 9th

 Registration closed.

May 10th & 11th

Registration opening March 8th

Sept 13th & 14th

Registration opening August 2nd

Nov 8th & 9th

Registration opening September 13th

Dec 7th & 8th

Registration opening October 11th

 

 

 

 

 

Croí

Croí is a registered Irish heart & stroke charity dedicated to the fight against heart disease and stroke, with a special focus on the West of Ireland. 

Our Mission is to 'Prevent Disease, Save Lives, Promote Recovery and Wellbeing'

The charity is totally funded through the proceeds of fundraising events, voluntary contributions and philanthropy.
Charity Number: CHY7500

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