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.

UHG ACLS course dates 2019

  • Registration closed – February, Wednesday 20th & Thursday 21st:
  • Registration closed – March, Tuesday 5th & Wednesday 6th
  • May, Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd (Registration Opens Tuesday 16th April)
  • June, Tuesday 11th & Wednesday 12th (Registration Opens Tuesday 8th May)
  • September, Tuesday 17th & Wednesday 18th (Registration Opens Tuesday 13th August)
  • October, Wednesday 16th & Thursday 17th (Registration Opens Tuesday 10th September)
  • November, Tuesday 12th & Wednesday 13th (Registration Opens Tuesday 8th October)
  • December, Wednesday 4th & Thursday 5th (Registration Opens Tuesday 5th November)
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