Advanced Cardiovascular Life

Support Course

2-Day ACLS Course

Course Description

The ACLS course is aimed at Nurses, Junior Interns, Advanced Life Support (ALS) Paramedics and Medical Practitioners who wish to improve and/or update their advanced management of adult patients in cardiac arrest and post-cardiac arrest and arrhythmia management.

Candidates will be able to apply a systematic and algorithm-based approach to the management of respiratory arrest, ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia, pulses electrical activity and asystole, stable and unstable tachycardias and bradycardias

Candidates will be able to identify and treat ischaemic chest pain, expedite the care of acute coronary syndromes and stroke, and provide effective initial care and transfer to reduce disability and death.

ACLS is practical, simulated case-based course that will enhance resuscitation skills in the management of cardiac arrest and peri-arrest patients. Ideal performance is initially demonstrated via video and instructor, learning is facilitated by extensive hands-on practice, with each participant receiving several opportunities to lead their team in simulated clinical scenarios.

Assessment and Preparation

Participants will receive an American Heart Association ACLS Provider Manual and set out Algorithm Memory Cards, together with a handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care and are supplied prior to ACLS course participation. Each candidate will receive an American Heart Association ACLS Card upon successful completion of the course which is valid for two years.

Pre-requisite: 

  • Current AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider’s Card

OR

  • A valid AHA Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Card

Accreditation: 

  • Accredited by American Heart Association (AHA). 
  • Additional 28 Continuing Education Units
  • 2 Medical Ethics via the HPCSA.

Instructor/Student Ratio:

1:8

Associations:

TESTIMONIALS

“Wow! Extremely valuable. Yvette was amazing, I wanted to keep going even though I was tired. Course is bulky but good. Yvette went down to their level, made it easy and understandable. Very knowledgeable and she went above and beyond. Equipment; all was available, even had meds to show. Mel was patient and she appreciates Mel’s patience.”

Dr Christelle Ngwey – Alberton, South Africa

Course Attended: PALS

TESTIMONIALS

“Absolutely awesome. Great Facilitator & course. Facility is superb. Food was remarkable. All commented on the quality of food. Made comparison to other Training Centres and said we are far better and reflect a professional establishment. Good Communication, courses all ran smoothly.”

David da Silva – Edenvale, South Africa

Course attended: BLS & ACLS

TESTIMONIALS

“Very well organized and well-presented. Michael & Riaan – Both instructors were knowledgeable & experienced – see experience coming through when training. They both skilled and have ability to pass information across from different point of view, adjusted to suit the delegates levels.

Training room is great, well ventilated – aircon not working didn’t matter. Layout correct, well set up, started on time. Mel is very good, well organized & put together. Absolutely will come back – Best quality training I have experienced.”

Mariaan Pienaar – Benoni, South Africa

Course Attended: PALS

TESTIMONIALS

“Training was very very good. The standard at ATA is superior to other training centres I have used in the past. ATA definitely upheld standards of the AHA. I have done training in SA & overseas with AHA and ATA can be proud of their standards.

Riaan was Excellent – perfectly gauged with regard to how much info to give and when. Equipment and venue is all excellent, nothing to complain about. Special commendation to Melissa for her service. Will definitely come back and refer others.”

Nina Steinberg – Pretoria, South Africa

Course Attended: ITLS