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Blended Learning Updated to reflect 2015 Guidelines CPR & ECCHeartCode® ACLS is a self-directed, comprehensive eLearning program that uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. To enter the course, students must complete a precourse self-assessment. Students will then be presented with a team dynamics lesson and 10 In-hospital patient cases, including a BLS case and 2 megacode cases.

Upon successful completion of all the patient cases, students must pass the written exam with a score of 84%. Students then are able to attend the hands-on session required for full course completion.


Features

  • Updated science and education reflecting the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC
  • Enhanced learning experience through eSimulations, life-like animations, and realistic scenarios
  • Advanced, evidence-based resuscitation education and skills critical to the Chain of Survival
  • Enhanced course structure and scenarios to ensure immediate preparedness in real-world situations
  • Continuing education credits available

Purchase Options

AHA Training Centers

Use our Find a Course tool to locate an AHA Training Center in your area that offers Classroom and Skills Sessions.


eLearning

Go to ShopCPR.Heart.org to register and complete online courses.


Course Content

After successfully completing the HeartCode ACLS Course, including the online portion, followed by the hands-on skills session, students should be able to
  • Apply the BLS, Primary, and Secondary Assessments sequence for a systematic evaluation of adult patients
  • Perform prompt, high-quality BLS, including prioritizing early chest compressions and integrating early AED use
  • Recognize and perform early management of respiratory arrest
  • Discuss early recognition and management of ACS and stroke, including appropriate disposition
  • Recognize and perform early management of bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome
  • Recognize and perform early management of cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including immediate post–cardiac arrest care
  • Model effective communication as a member or leader of a high-performance team
  • Evaluate resuscitative efforts during a cardiac arrest through continuous assessment of CPR quality, monitoring the patient’s physiologic response, and delivering real-time feedback to the team
  • Recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance
  • Discuss how the use of a rapid response team or medical emergency team may improve patient outcomes
  • Define systems of care

Additional Information

Instructor Materials
15-1006 ACLS Instructor Package, includes:
  • ACLS Instructor Manual
  • ACLS Provider Manual
  • ACLS Posters (9)
  • ACLS Emergency Crash Cart Cards
15-1003 ACLS Instructor Manual (includes Lesson Plans, ACLS Instructor CD, and Divider Tabs)
OR
15-3101 ACLS Instructor Manual eBook
15-1004 ACLS Course DVD Set

Additional course materials available for Instructors at AHA Instructor Network (opens new window)

Student Materials
15-1407 HeartCode ACLS

Blended Learning (online portion, followed by hands-on session)

The online portion can be completed in 6 ½ to 7 hours, depending on the student’s level of experience. The hands-on session for HeartCode ACLS will take approximately 5 hours without breaks.

AHA ACLS Provider Course Completion Card; valid for two years.

HeartCode ACLS
Continuing Education Accreditation

ACCREDITATION TERMS:
JOINT ACCREDITATION TERM: 05/25/2016 – 05/24/2019
CAPCE – 05/25/2016-05/24/2019

The American Heart Association is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA Credit Designation Statement - Physicians
The American Heart Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA Credit Acceptance Statement – Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 4.50 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.

AANP Credit Acceptance Statement – Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

**AMA Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE will no longer be available to claim for this activity after six months of attending.

ANCC Credit Designation Statement - Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 4.50 contact hour.

**ANCC Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE will no longer be available to claim for this activity after six months of attending.

ACPE Credit Designation Statement - Pharmacists
ACPE Credit: 4.50 Contact Hour | Universal Program Number: 0256-0000-16-840-H01-P

**ACPE Credit must be claimed within 30 days of attendance. ACPE credit will no longer be available to claim after one month of attending.