This BRAND NEW course from the American Heart Association has been updated to reflect new science based on the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC.
HeartCode ACLS is an official, self-directed, comprehensive eLearning program from the American Heart Association (AHA). HeartCode ACLS Part 1 uses eSimulation technology to present realistic patient scenarios. Students are presented with a team dynamics lesson, 10 ACLS hospital-based case scenarios, and a written exam. While interacting with the program, students assess each patient, formulate a treatment plan based on ACLS guidelines, and provide treatment. Successful completion of Part 1, the cognitive component, and Parts 2 and 3, skills practice and testing with an AHA ACLS Instructor or a voice-assisted manikin (VAM) system, meets the requirements for obtaining an AHA ACLS Provider course completion card.
At the conclusion, participants should be able to:
Recognize and initiate early management of periarrest conditions that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome
Demonstrate proficiency in providing BLS care, including prioritizing chest compressions and integrating automated external defibrillator (AED) use
Recognize and manage respiratory arrest
Recognize and manage cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including immediate post cardiac arrest care
Recognize and initiate early management of acute coronary syndromes, including appropriate disposition
Recognize and initiate early management of stroke, including appropriate disposition
Demonstrate effective communication as a member or leader of a resuscitation team and recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance
This continuing education activity is certified for physicians (ACCME/AMA), nurses (ANCC), pharmacists (ACPE), and EMS Practitioners (CECBEMS).
Skills sessions are sold separately and must be completed within 60 days of completing the online Part 1.