UHG ACLS course dates 2021

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


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 (Codeblue). 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 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


Online one day Heartcode ACLS Assessment Dates

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

ACLS assessment can only run with a medical director and full complement of instructors

Please note: All Tuesday bookings are for 1st time Nurses only.

  • November, Tuesday 9th or Wednesday 10thregistration closed