GUH ACLS TRAINING COURSE

2022 ACLS Course Dates Announced

Welcome to ACLS 2022. Please ensure you have read and understood the course information on this page before registering. Note: Wednesdays are for staff who have not completed ACLS before and Thursdays are for staff who have previously completed the course.

Click on a day option below to see the 2022 ACLS course and registration dates.

Please note: below dates are for staff who have not completed 2-day ACLS course before*

  • February, Wednesday 16thregistration closed
  • March, Wednesday 23rd – registration opens February 21st
  • April, Wednesday 6thregistration opens March 7th
  • May, Wednesday 18thregistration opens April 11th
  • September, Wednesday 21st – registration opens August 21st
  • October, Wednesday 19th  – registration opens September 12th
  • November, Wednesday 16th  – registration opens October 10th
  • December, Wednesday 7th  – registration opens November 7th

Please note: below dates are for staff who have previously completed 2-day ACLS course*

  • February, Thursday 17thregistration open
  • March, Thursday 24th – registration opens February 21st
  • April, Thursday 7thregistration opens March 7th
  • May, Thursday 19thregistration opens April 11th
  • September, Thursday 22nd – registration opens August 21st
  • October, Thursday 20th  – registration opens September 12th
  • November, Thursday 19th  – registration opens October 10th
  • December, Thursday 8th  – registration opens November 7th

ACLS Information:

GUH ACLS is an advanced, instructor-led 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.

  • BLS cert must be in date prior to application (or a bls course place must be secured)
  • 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.

Heartcode ACLS is a web-based e-learning product that uses micro-simulation 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 (part A) is required before attending and successfully completing a series of skills assessments (part B) provided by an authorised IHF/AHA training site. Successful completion of both elements meets the requirements for the issuing of an IHF/AHA ACLS provider card to the participant. The international accreditation awarded to successful participants is recognised in over 50 countries throughout the world.

The Heartcode 4 hour ACLS course provides no teaching of practical skills during the face to face component.

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