Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) is a video-based, Instructor-led, advanced course, builds on the foundation of basic life support (BLS) skills. It emphasizes the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR and takes healthcare provider training to the next level highlighting the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes.

  • Systematic approach
  • High-quality BLS
  • Airway management
  • Rhythm recognition
  • Defibrillation
  • Intravenous (IV)/intraosseous (IO) access (information only)
  • Use of medications
  • Cardioversion
  • Transcutaneous pacing
  • Team dynamics

Target audience: Healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies.

Find more course dates via Heart & Stroke BC

Vancouver General Hospital

ACLS Provider

For the following 2019 dates, please register by emailing
Nov 6, 2020
Nov 7, 2020

ACLS Update
Please register with Cathie Roth at
October 6, 2020
November 6, 2020