Advanced Life Support Educator Program (ALS)
Sunnybrook’s Advanced Life Support Educator program has been in existence over 30 years and is one of the largest and most active programs of its kind in Canada. Our program now includes 5 established divisions supported by a formal Education division.
We are proud to have hosted healthcare workers from across Canada, and also from upwards of 30 nations around the world as far away as Australia, New Zealand and China, Europe, the Middle East, South America, the U.S.A. and the Caribbean.
The Program now includes the following Divisions:
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
- ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support)
- u.STAR (Ultrasound in Shock, Trauma and Resuscitation)
- Academic, Educator, and Quality Assurance Division
Sunnybrook is the only institution in the Greater Toronto Area that offers such a wide range of medical education programs. Currently we provide upwards of 75 courses per year at our Sunnybrook Bayview campus.
Course participants range from medical students, international medical graduates, residents and fellows to currently practicing Physicians, Nurses, Paramedics, Physician Assistants, Respiratory Therapists and Dental professionals.
Each course typically includes emergentologists, cardiologists and anesthesiologists, veteran field paramedics and ICU/CCU or emergency room nurses.
The ALS program is a non-profit body within Sunnybrook. Our goal is to help course participants master the role of 'team leader' in the care of the arrested and peri-arrest patient. Our program began in the early '80s. Thousands of participants can attest to the success our program and to our professional and 'low-stress' approach to advanced life support.
|Hawkins, Dr. Paul||ALS Program Director, ACLS Lead|
|Smith, Terry G.||ALS Program Manager|
|Barrett, Tiffany||Senior ALS Admin. Assistant|
|Shin, Jennifer||ALS Admin. Assistant|
|Smart, Ken||ALS Admin. Assistant|
|Chenkin, Dr. Jordan||Chair, Educator Committee|
|Cameron, Mark||Co-Lead, PALS Division|
|Dahman, Dr. Jay||Co-Lead, PALS Division|
|Simard, Dr. Rob||Lead, u.STAR Division|
|Tien, Dr. Homer||Lead, ATLS Division|
|Asselstine, Mary||Senior ATLS Clinical Coordinator|
|Scott, Heather||ATLS Clinical Coordinator|
|Sinclair, Paul||Tech. Coordinator, Set-Up / Equipment|
|Joseph, Ray||Purchasing Coordinator, Set-Up Specialist|
|Kitson, Brent||Set-Up Technician|
|Kirnon, Kevin||Set-Up Technician|
Terry G. Smith, ALS Program Manager
ALS Program Office
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Avenue