Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

2 Day ACLS Provider Course

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

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.

The instructor/student ratio per course is 1:8

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.


Accredited by American Heart Association (AHA). In addition to 28 Continuing Education Units and 2 Medical Ethics via the HPCSA.

Prerequisite: Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider’s Certificate.