GUH ACLS TRAINING COURSE

GUH 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 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

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

UHG ACLS course dates 2020

  • February, Tuesday 18th & Wednesday 19th. Register now:
  • March, Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th  (Registration opens Monday 24th February)
  • April, Tuesday 21st & Wednesday 22nd (Registration opens Monday 16th March)
  • May, Wednesday 20th & Thursday 21st (Registration opens Monday 20th April)
  • September, Tuesday 22nd & Wednesday 23rd (Registration opens Monday 24th August)
  • October, Wednesday 21st & Thursday 22nd (Registration opens Monday 14th September)
  • November, Tuesday 17th & Wednesday 18th (Registration opens Monday 12th October)
  • December, Wednesday 9th & Thursday 10th (Registration opens Monday 9th November)
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