FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHO ARE WE?
We are a team of staff/resident physicians, nurses, and respiratory therapists who work in the Emergency Departments in London, Ontario, Canada and surrounding community hospitals. Collectively, we have many years of resuscitation experience and expertise in both the hospital and pre-hospital setting.
WHAT IS ACLS?
The Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) course is designed to teach the skills needed to assess and administer care within the first 10 minutes of an adult VF/VT (ventricular fibrillation/ventricular tachycardia) arrest. Students will learn the skills needed to manage 9 advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) scenarios: respiratory emergency, 4 types of cardiac arrests (simple VF/VT, complex VF/VT, PEA (Pulseless Electrical Activity) and asystole), 4 types of pre-arrest emergencies (bradycardia, stable tachycardia, unstable tachycardia and acute coronary syndromes).
Approximate course length: 8 to 16 hours
WHERE IS THE COURSE LOCATED?
100 Kellogg Lane #1002
WILL LUNCH BE PROVIDED ON THE DAY OF THE COURSE?
No, we do not provide any food or refreshments with course offerings.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE CERTIFICATION COURSE AND THE RECERTIFICATION COURSE?
The certification course takes place over two days, and is intended for: Those who have not taken ACLS before and those who are interested in working in areas which resuscitation is expected; and those who may have taken a Certification Course earlier, but have had limited exposure since their last certification course.
The recertification course is one day, and is intended for those who have previously taken an ACLS certification course and is approaching 2 years since their last update. It is ideal for those who work in an environment where they are at least exposed, but ideally utilize the skills taught in the course to update their knowledge. Those who have minimal exposure to resuscitation can still choose to take the recertification course, but may find it beneficial to retake the full course.
WHAT IS THE COST OF THESE COURSES?
Provider Course is $450.
Recertification Course is $325.
WHAT IS THE TEACHING FORMAT?
The course is scenario based learning. Small groups with an instructor guide the participants through various emergency situations in a controlled and relaxed setting. The emphasis is on the students' learning needs.
WHAT IS THE REFUND POLICY?
Refund Policy: A $50.00 non-refundable charge is applied to all cancellations more than 48 hours after registration.
Course fees cannot be reimbursed for cancellations less than 7 days before the course.
HOW DO I PROVE THAT I HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE COURSE?
Your name and email address are sent with the course roster to Heart and Stroke Foundation Canada (HSFC). Heart and Stroke will issue you an electronic copy of your card. If you would like to receive a physical card, please contact Heart and Stroke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I LOST MY RECEIPT FROM THE COURSE. HOW DO I GET A NEW ONE?
Please contact us to request a new receipt.
WHY DO THE GUIDELINES KEEP CHANGING?
Approximately every 5 years the American Heart Association and the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) review the scientific research and develop the guidelines for resuscitation. The review involves over 350 resuscitation experts from 29 countries. The last guidelines were published in October of 2020.