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 Galway University Hospital (GUH)

GUH 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


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

(All courses will be held on a Tuesday and Wednesday)

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

Feb 20th & 21st  Registration Closed
March 13th & 14th Registration Closed
May 22nd & 23rd Registration Closed 
Sept 18th & 19th Registration Closed
Nov 6th & 7th Registration Full
Dec 4th & 5th Registration Full


Taking Control of Heart Disease

Have you recently been diagnosed with heart disease, suffered a heart attack or stroke or had a stent fitted, bypass surgery or heart valve surgery?

If Yes, then this public talk is for you! Croí in association with the department of Cardiology Galway University Hospital invite you to hear key speakers in this area – “Taking Control of Heart Disease” includes talk from Dr. Jim Crowley Consultant Cardiologist, Denise Dunne, Specialist Cardiac Physiotherapist and Suzanne Seery, Specialist Cardiac Dietitian.

Wednesday January 24th 2018 7-9pm at Croí Heart and Stroke Centre, Newcastle, Galway. Places are FREE but please book in advance by registering here or calling Jessica on 091 – 544310.

Register now