Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification

acls-picWelcome back Queen’s nursing students!

NSS has missed you so. We are very excited to make this year one of your (many) best years at Queen’s. We hope everyone has had a great first week of class. It’s a very busy time of the year but there is a wonderful opportunity that will take place next month that we want to share!

To our fourth year or interested students:

As consolidation is coming around the corner, having the Acute Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification may be something of an interest to you. The Heart and Stroke Foundation Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) course is the required certification for anyone working in areas such as an emergency department, intensive care unit, or cardiac care unit.

The two day ACLS course covers the treatment of: acute coronary syndromes, stroke and TIA, tachycardia, bradycardia, and the cardiac arrest protocols for V-fib/V-tach, PEA, and asystole. The Queen’s ACLS instructors are emergency medicine resident physicians, advanced care paramedics, and emergency or cardiac care nurses. This course offers a unique opportunity to learn the techniques of ACLS in an outstanding simulation lab facility and from instructors who have tremendous experience providing advanced cardiac life support.

So how do I get certified? As long as you have your CPR-C certification you are eligible to participate. This semester’s ACLS course will run on the weekend of October 22nd – 23rd for both days. The fee for the course is $400.00. Spots are limited so register soon! Registration link is provided below.

http://meds.queensu.ca/education/simulation/courses_offered/acls

If you have more questions please contact Vice President Operations at vpops@nss.queensu.ca

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