ACLS Instructor Course
The ideal Heart and Stroke Foundation Instructor-Candidate:
- Is motivated to teach
- Is motivated to facilitate learning
- Is motivated to ensure that students acquire the skills necessary for successful course completion
- Views student assessment as a way to improve individual knowledge and skills
All ACLS Instructor-Candidates must have a current Heart and Stroke Foundation ACLS provider card.
The ACLS Instructor Course has two modules, the Core Instructor Course and the Specific module on ACLS course delivery and materials. The Core Instructor Course (CIC) is a foundation course required by all Heart and Stroke Foundation Instructor-Candidates. The course teaches Instructor-Candidates how to apply effective communication techniques, manage the classroom environment, and promote knowledge and skill transfer and retention. The specific ACLS module introduces the Instructor-Candidate to the educational materials and course outlines utilized in the delivery of the Heart and Stroke Foundation ACLS provider and renewal course.
Mandated Instructor-Candidate Materials:
There are three Instructor kits available or you can purchase the products separately.All materials for Heart and Stroke Foundation ACLS instructors are currently available through the Heart and Stroke Foundation e-Store Heart Shop. Instructor materials must be ordered for Instructor-Candidates by the Course Coordinator of you Instructor course
Required Instructor-Candidate Materials:
- Provider Manual print (RE5110E) or eBook (RE5110ED)
- Pocket Reference Card print (RE5570E) or digital (RE5570ED) Included in Provider manual and sold separately.
- Instructor Manual- print (RE5220E) or eBook (RE5220ED)
- Course DVD Set (RE5330E)
ACLS Instructor Guidelines Update
The Instructor Guideline Update is a requirement by all active, registered Heart and Stroke Foundation Instructors and Instructor-Candidates (BLS, First Aid, ACLS, and PALS) to complete. The Instructor Guidelines Update process occurs in conjunction with the Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care updates (approximately every 5 years). The Instructor Guidelines update introduces instructors to changes in the guidelines and the rationale for those changes, and the revised educational delivery techniques used in new course materials.
- Register for the program. Complete the online application through the Heart and Stroke Portal.
- Become an Instructor
- Provide a Letter of reference/recommendation from a supervisor or previous PALS Instructor
- Provide a Letter of Intent as to why you want to be an instructor and how you will be able to utilize it
- Provide a copy of your current PALS Provider Card
- Provide a Copy of Your current BLS Card
If you have not already completed your Core, You must complete the CORE instructor On LineSession.