Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

Our Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Provider course will help you to develop skills – as a member of a healthcare team – in simulated situations that mirror real-life cardiac-related emergencies in your work life.

These simulations will involve high-quality CPR, high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes. You will be able to reinforce concepts, undertake skills practice, receive coaching and correction, and
refine your abilities before final testing.

This course is offered in two learning formats: the more traditional classroom-based teaching led by one of our instructors; or the blended learning format in which you delve into parts of the curriculum on your own time and at your own pace and then take the instructor-led, in-classroom component when you’re ready. You can choose the format that suits your learning style best.

For you to achieve the best possible learning outcomes from our ACLS Provider course, you will need to possess clinical skills, knowledge and proficiency in:

  • High-quality BLS
  • Recognition of common cardiac ECG rhythms
  • Effective management of airways and use of adjuncts
  • Knowledge of cardiac pharmacology
  • Practical management of complex cases
  • High-performance team skills

There are prerequisites for taking ACLS. These are outlined below:

Required materials are outlined below.

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Provider Manual: RE5610E (print or ebook)
  • 2020 Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Providers: RE0130E (Print Only)
  • Pocket Mask with one-way valve devices


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Emergency Response Training Centre

Cardiac Response YYC is an Educational Emergency Response Training Centre in Calgary and surrounding areas in the province of Alberta.