Delivered in partnership with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, ACLS was created to help healthcare providers quickly recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies. The ACLS Renewal Course provides a refresh of these vital skills.See Available Dates
A team of accredited trainers with the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Peer reviewed and recommended.
Develop agile skills and a solid understanding.
- Understand the 'why' behind these vital skills
- Engage in hands-on stories that fit your context
- Learning strategies to support rapid recognition of and effective response to cardiovascular emergencies
- Basic Life Support (BLS) is required prior to completion of your ACLS course and is an optional add-on in our Vancouver courses. We offer BLS concurrently with every ACLS Renewal course outside Vancouver as part of the course tuition.
- We recommend that you come into this course with some ECG knowledge, namely the ability to interpret the most urgent, basic rhythms. If you have NO ECG knowledge, we suggest taking one of our Six Second ECG Essentials courses (1 day) to get you going.
- We also recommend the ACLS Provider Manual, and that you take advantage of the pre-course package that we send you with your confirmation email.
What you'll learn
Learn which actions make the most difference during a cardiovascular emergency.
Most of the course is engaged in hands-on experiential learning to help build your agility.
Explanations of the rationales and research behind the skills you are learning.
Learn to use and manage the resources you have with agility.
Stories and examples customized to fit you and your role.
Simple, flexible learning models that you can build on.
What you'll receive
A list of freely available links and resources come with your confirmation email.
You will earn your Heart and Stroke Foundation ACLS Provider certificate (good for 2 years).
Safe learning environment where you are free to make mistakes.
Our goal is to build your confidence when faced with a cardiovascular emergency.
Your time is valuable and we want to make the most of it.
You are welcome to repeat the same course for FREE within a YEAR of your original course completion date!
"Very practical and hands on course. Knowledgeable instructors. I liked the online Zoom session in Part 1" - Karl (Aug 2021)
"I liked the Zoom portion of the course. Good ACLS instructor, experienced, good knowledge." - Todd (Aug 2021)
"This was an excellent course even for an experienced ER nurse. I enjoyed the online portion & ability to do the course quizzes prior to coming to class." - Jocelyn
"Really enjoyed this format for this renewal course. Enjoyed being able to share screens on Zoom to review algorithm." - Tina (July 2021)
"Great course Friendly instructors Good hands on Highly recommended!" - Mike (July 2021)
"The course itself via Zoom and in person was excellent. Resources provided very good. Well organised and well thought out." - Larissa (July 2021)
"Stimulating topics as well mostly because it was so practical. Walking through real scenarios helps in decision making in real life. Revisiting the pharmacodynamics of the medications we use is very helpful because it translates to real life usage." - Jason (June 2021)
"Online was a nice touch, makes a long day feel shorter. Great instructors. Challenging scenarios that made you think." - Andrew (June 2021)
"Good adaptations to keep social distancing. High yield topics including we COVID precautions - very timely." - Kyle (May 2021)
"clear, direct approach to teaching. entertaining and educational. open conversation with real life anecdotes was v. helpful" - Eleanor (Mar 2021)
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COURSES IN THE THOMPSON-OKANAGAN
Live or work in the Thompson-Okanagan? Take advantage of courses conveniently located in Kamloops, Kelowna and other spots in the Thomson-Okanagan.
COURSES IN THE FRASER VALLEY
Live or work in Surrey, Langley, Abbotsford or other locations in the Fraser Valley? Take advantage of courses conveniently located in Langley.
COURSES ON VANCOUVER ISLAND
Live or work on the island? Take advantage of courses conveniently located in Victoria, Nanaimo, the Comox Valley, and other spots on Vancouver Island, BC.
COURSES IN TERRACE
Live or work in Terrace, Kitimat, Hazelton or other spots in the Kitimat-Stikine Region? Take advantage of courses conveniently located in Terrace.
The ACLS Provider Course provides a foundation for anyone who has not taken the course before, or who has not taken the course within 2 years.
ACLS & PALS PROVIDER COMBO
These are the Heart and Stroke programs that you know well, simply combined into a single registration. We offer the option to combine these courses any time we are offering ACLS and PALS courses back to back.
ACLS & BLS AT PROVIDENCE HEALTH CARE
SkillStat is proud to be partnering with Providence Health Care to provide ACLS Provider and Renewal Courses combined with BLS to Providence Health staff.