HeartCode® ACLS offers a flexible training option for busy healthcare professionals. The online cognitive portion (Part1) allows students to complete learning at their own pace and convenience. To help students gain confidence in performing skills, Part 1 is combined with a hands-on skills session (Part2) where students have the opportunity for one-on-one practice time with an American Heart Association ACLS Instructor. A skills test (Part 3) with an Instructor ensures skills proficiency. Upon successful completion of all three parts students receive their ACLS provider course completion card. This course is an ideal option for healthcare providers seeking an alternative to classroom training.
Part 1 is a Web-based, self-paced instructional program that uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. In this environment, students apply their knowledge to real-time decision making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning. After completing the cognitive portion of the course, students practice and test their skills with an AHA Instructor. Upon successful completion of the cognitive and skills tests, students receive a course completion card.
This program presents 10 interactive, adult, in-hospital cases to teach the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support treatment algorithms.
Unprepared or inexperienced students may require additional time to complete HeartCode ACLS Part 1. To be successful in any ACLS course, students should be able to identify ECG rhythms and should know pharmacology specific to cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiopulmonary emergencies before beginning the course. It is strongly recommended that students review the ACLS course materials contained within the program and complete the Precourse Self-Assessment prior to attempting the patient cases.