DURATION: 1 Day
TUITION: $400 + GST
THE IDEAL HEART AND STROKE FOUNDATION INSTRUCTOR-CANDIDATE:
- Is motivated to teach
- Is motivated to facilitate learning
- Is motivated to ensure that students acquire the skills necessary for successful course completion
- Views student assessment as a way to improve individual knowledge and skills
BECOMING AN ACLS INSTRUCTOR
The ACLS Provider course is the second component of three in the process of becoming an ACLS Instructor. The three components required in becoming an ACLS Instructor include:
- ACLS Provider or Renewal Certification
- ACLS Instructor Course completion
- ACLS Course Co-Facilitation and Monitoring with an experienced ACLS Instructor (arranged by you and an experienced ACLS Instructor)
After successful ACLS Co-Facilitation and Monitoring, an instructor fee of $75 will be required by the Heart and Stroke Foundation to receive ACLS Instructor Certification credentials.
The ACLS Instructor Course is delivered in partnership with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. The following prerequisites are required:
- Basic Life Support Course completion within 12 months (optional BLS included)
- ACLS Provider or Renewal Course within 24 months
- HSF Core Instructor Training (online)
- Emergency and/or critical care hospital or pre-hospital practice for at least one year
- ECG Rhythm Interpretation proficiency
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is in the process of updating their instructor materials We are unsure of the cost or timing for these being released, but you should expect to invest in these materials once they are available.
Due to the delay we ask that you purchase the 2020 AHA Guidelines HSF Canadian Edition – eBook (Product Code : #RE9800ED) from the HSF.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
The ACLS Instructor course includes an overview of the key components of an ACLS course with core skill review of BLS, electrical therapy, airway management, team dynamics, feedback, debriefing and communication. These skills are reviewed in a hands-on exercises with ample opportunities for skill practice, feedback and questions. The session also combines facilitation techniques with core ACLS topics to practice skill review, case studies, practice scenarios and student evaluation / remediation. The Heart and Stroke portal will be introduced and instructor materials reviewed.
Before attending the ACLS Instructor course, review the course materials with particular focus on the core ACLS skills and the 2020 AHA Guidelines HSF Canadian Edition – eBook. Be ready to be supported by instructor trainers with skills that they employ in ACLS courses. Expect the course to be worth the time spent, serving as an important foundation to your impact as an ACLS Instructor.
You are welcome to audit one or more ACLS courses with us before or after the ACLS Instructor course before your co-facilitation and monitoring. Simply email us to let us know which course you would like to attend. The course calendar is found via the link at the top of this page.
ADD BLS INSTRUCTOR OR PALS INSTRUCTOR COURSES?
Please consider also becoming a BLS Instructor to help health care providers meet the one prerequisite course needed within 12 months of an ACLS course. Register for a BLS Instructor course and receive $75 off of the BLS Instructor tuition for combining both instructor courses.
If you care to become a PALS Instructor to broaden your scope of emergency care instruction to include pediatric emergencies, register for the PALS Instructor course. Receive $75 off of the PALS Instructor tuition for combining both instructor courses ($150 for combining BLS, ACLS and PALS Instructor courses).
What if you need to change dates or cancel? Check out our refund and transfer policy.
If you have any questions at all, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 604 990 0063. You are also welcome to register by phone.
We are committed to creating a positive learning experience that is relevant to who you are and to what you do. Register today!
“First time taking BLS and ACLS but it was an amazing learning experience. I find that doing the split of online and hands on is a good mix.” – Paramvir (Aug 2021)- Paramvir – ACLS Provider, Vancouver