HeartCode® ACLS is a web-based course targeted for healthcare professionals who are first responders to cardio related emergencies. In a non-classroom environment, this program builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS. It also stresses the importance of advanced life support skills and team management and communication through interactive scenarios. Students can return to the course as many times as they like over a two year period to refresh their skills or to access the current ACLS Provider Manual which is included with the purchase.
About HeartCode® ACLS
Part 1 of the course covers key changes to the 2010 AHA guidelines. The modifications will mainly reflect resuscitation and emergency cardiovascular care. Students will learn recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest, periarrest conditions, and airway management. Students will also learn to effectively communicate as a part of a resuscitation team.
Course Breakdown for Part 1
• 10 interactive adult patient cases presented by eSimulation
• Debriefing and coaching after each simulation
• Multiple choice 50 question exam testing cognitive knowledge
• Up to 10.25 hours of continuing education credit
Parts 2 and 3 (skills practice and testing session) will be completed with an AHA ACLS Instructor or by using a voice assisted manikin system. Be sure to bring your printed certificate from Part 1 to the skills session.
HeartCode® ACLS requires prior knowledge of applying algorithms. Be able to identify ECG rhythms and know pharmacology related to cardiopulmonary arrest before beginning the online program. A pre-course self-assessment is offered to help prepare you for HeartCode® ACLS.