Welcome to the American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Online Course ACLS Heartcode Part 1.
The cost of this course is $275 and INCLUDES the hands on skills session, the 2015 Guidelines Provider E-book and the hands on skills session. The skills session must be done in person, after the online course is complete. The skills session will be held at Saving American Hearts at 6165 Lehman Drive Suite 202 Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918.
Upon receiving payment for your course you will receive an email containing your log in information and a link to the course. Please allow 24 hours to receive this email. Sometimes it can be done in a few hours, other times it can take longer.
Students have access to all course content for 2 years after activation of their course key. This program provides continuing education credits. Students who complete the program may claim up to 10.25 hours of CE/CME/CEH.
HeartCode® ACLS is an official, self-directed, comprehensive e-Learning 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.
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 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 Part 1 Covers
• Key changes reflecting the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
• Ten adult patient cases with up to four healthcare providers, presented through eSimulation technology:
– One BLS case
– Seven cases representing cardiovascular, respiratory and stroke emergencies
– Two Megacodes
• Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
• Recognition and early management of periarrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
• Airway management
• Related pharmacology
• Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
• Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
HeartCode ACLS Part 1 is for healthcare professionals who either director participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies, specifically those seeking an alternative (non-classroom) method for completing an initial or update ACLS Course.
HeartCode ACLS Part 1 requires prior knowledge that will be applied in using the ACLS 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 beforebeginning the course. It is strongly recommended that studen ts review the ACLS course materials contained within the program and complete the Precourse Self-Assessment prior to attempting the patient cases.
Successful completion of Part 1, the cognitive component, and Parts 2 and 3, skills practice and testing with an AHA ACLS Instructor meets the requirements for obtaining an AHA ACLS Provider course completion card.
You will receive your course completion card after successfully passing the Skills Session Parts 2 and 3. Your course card will be mailed from your instructor's training center via regular mail.
This course offers continuing education credits for physicians (ACCME/AMA), nurses (ANCC), pharmacists (ACPE), and EMS Practitioners (CECBEMS).
This course has been tested on Windows XP and Mac OSX, with Internet Explorer 8+ or Firefox 2+. Please do not use the Internet Explorer 10 browser with this course. HeartCode programs are not supported by Apple Safari.
Successful completion of this CE activity includes the following: Students are presented with a Team Dynamics lesson, 10 ACLS cases in hospital-based scenarios, and a written test. While interacting with the program, students assess each patient, formulate a treatment plan based on ACLS guidelines, and provide treatment. Once successful completion has been achieved, a CME/CE certificate can be claimed immediately by clicking on the CME/CE link or request button. Complete the series of demographic questions including the selection of your discipline and then click on the Show or Print button to retrieve.
Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services
This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 10.25 Advanced CEHs, activity number 11-AMHA-F3-0123.
Q: Does the program require special computer or support software?
A: The minimum and recommended computer requirements are listed in the table below. You can click on Browser Check to make sure your browser is compatible. In addition, student and administrator hardware should be the recommended requirements.PLEASE NOTE: HeartCode programs are not supported by Apple Safari. 6.
Minimum requirements Recommended
Windows XP or Mac OSX Windows XP or Mac OSX
2 GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent 2,4 GHz or higher
768Mb Ram 1Gb or higher
Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Adobe Flash Player 10.1
512Kbit/s Bandwidth 1 Mbit/s or higher
Web Browser Internet Explorer 7+ or Firefox 2+
If you have any questions please call, text or email Catherine Brinkley (719) 551-1222 or firstname.lastname@example.org