Course dates and locations
As directed by the Heart and Stroke Foundation,
BLS will no longer be offered following ACLS
BLS has to be done PRIOR to ACLS.
To avoid dissapointment, renew early by registering for any session
Message for PGY1 students:
When you start your residency, you will need to be BLS competent. If you are attending ACLS in the spring and your BLS expires soon after, you will need to attend a BLS course prior to July 1. Your time between May and July will be very busy and it may be difficult to attend a BLS course within that time interval or during the summer.
All registrants attending the ACLS course, will be expected to leave with good skills learned and able to apply these skills in a real cardiac arrest situation. We have attended numerous arrests and have witnessed poor CPR. High quality CPR and proper defibrilliation are the only 2 skills that help in resuscitation, therefore this is an important skill to maintain.
We have provided the convenience of BLS being available the evening before ACLS.
Message to all students:
As of Jan. 1, 2013 it is now mandatory that BLS be a prerequisite to attend the ACLS course. The Heart and Stroke council has made this guideline since CPR is one of the most important skills in managing a cardiac arrest. Therefore, any registrant whether it be Dr. or nurse or other allied health professional, all need to have a current BLS card to attend an ACLS course.
The BLS must be obtained from a Heart and Stroke instructor. (Also see here)
A Red Cross, St. John's Ambulance or any other site is not a valid BLS card to attend an ACLS course.
ACLS course director: Donna Allerton
BLS course director: Antonie Mulder
Courses are subject to Heart and Stroke Registration fee ($2.50) + HST
A $10.00 fee is deducted for ALL re-bookings and cancellations.
See fees and cancellations for details.