HeartCode® ACLS is the online portion of the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) course when taken in a blended-learning format.
ACLS builds on the foundation of lifesaving basic life support (BLS) skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication; systems of care; and recognition of and intervention in cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).
Before taking the ACLS course, students must pass the online ACLS Precourse Self-Assessment with a score of 70% or higher. This test is part of the ACLS student Web site (access granted with purchase of HeartCode ACLS).
Once students pass the included exam at the end of the online portion, they participate in a classroom-based training session featuring discussion, skills practice, and testing.
Successful completion of both the online and classroom portions, including skills practice and testing with a certified American Heart Association ACLS Instructor, qualifies students for an ACLS provider course card.
The online program includes eSimulations and other interactive activities, plus videos, virtual debriefings, and more. PC and Mac® compatible.
Please include an e-mail address when ordering. Instructions for activating the course will be e-mailed to you within 1 business day.
Note: HeartCode® ACLS courses include the online key codes and cannot be refunded.
After completing the online portion, students attend a structured BLS and ACLS Hands-On Session with an AHA Instructor. This session focuses on meaningful skills practice, debriefing, team scenarios, and skills testing.
HeartCode® ACLS courses provides online access to:
Successful completion of this course results in an American Heart Association Advance Cardiovascular Life Support Provider certification, which is valid for 2 years from the date of the course.