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ACLS is based on simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active, hands-on participation through learning stations where participants will practice essential skills individually, as part of a team, and as a team leader. Realistic simulations using state-of-the-art simulation manikins reinforce the following key concepts: proficiency in basic life support care; recognizing and initiating early management of peri-arrest conditions; managing cardiac arrest; identifying and treating ischemic chest pain and acute coronary syndromes; recognizing other life-threatening clinical situations (such as stroke) and providing initial care; ACLS algorithms; and effective resuscitation team dynamics.

 

ACLS Provider Course

The American Heart Association's Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support course is totally redesigned for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of hospital.  Through the ACLS course, providers will enhance their skills in the treatment of the adult victim of a cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies.  ACLS emphasizes the importance of basic life support CPR to patient survival; the integration of effective basic life support with advanced cardiovascular life support interventions; and the importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation.

ACLS is based on simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active, hands-on participation through learning stations where participants will practice essential skills individually, as part of a team, and as team leader.  Realistic simulations reinforce the following key concepts:  proficiency in basic life support care; recognizing and initiating early management of peri-arrest conditions; managing cardiac arrest; identifying and treating ischemic chest pain and acute coronary syndromes; recognizing other life-threatening clinical situations (such as stroke) and providing initial care; ACLS algorithms; and effective resuscitation team dynamics.   

Intended Audience

The course is designed for medical providers such as physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency. 

HeartCode® ACLS is an interactive three-part course designed to provide healthcare professionals with the competencies to effectively perform advanced emergency cardiac care. HeartCode Part I 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.This program presents interactive, adult, in-hospital cases to teach the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support treatment algorithms. 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.

HeartCode Parts II and III incorporate skills practice and skills testing into a single course. During Part II, a certified AHA instructor will allow students time to practice the skills they will be assessed on prior to the Part III skills test. Upon successful completion of the cognitive and skills tests, students receive a course completion card.  The in-person session will last approximately 5 hours under the new AHA Guidelines.

To register, please select a skills practice and testing date below (Part II and III). You may chose a date at a later time by selecting "Will Contact to Schedule the Skills Practice/Testing Date".You must have completed Part I prior to attending Part II and III. Please note that you must complete Part II and III within 60 days of completing Part I.

 

The HeartCode® BLS is an interactive three-part course designed for healthcare professionals seeking an alternative (nonclassroom) method for completing an initial or renewal BLS for Healthcare Providers Course. HeartCode Part I 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. The program has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Key science changes include the new CPR sequence, the addition of AED use in infants, a focus on high-quality CPR and the emphasis on switching healthcare providers frequently to maintain quality chest compressions. 

HeartCode Parts II and III incorporates skills practice and skills testing into a single course. During Part II, a certified AHA instructor will allow students time to practice the skills they will be assessed on prior to the Part III skills test. Upon successful completion of the cognitive and skills tests, students receive a course completion card.

To register, please select a skills practice and testing date below (Part II and III). You may chose a date at a later time by selecting "Will Contact to Schedule the Skills Practice/Testing Date".You must have completed Part I prior to attending Part II and III. Please note that you must complete Part II and III within 60 days of completing Part I.

 

 
 

HeartCode® PALS is an interactive three-part course designed for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others who need a PALS course completion card and are seeking an alternative (non-classroom) method for completing an initial or update PALS course.. HeartCode Part I 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.This program presents 12 pediatric, hospital-based, patient cases with up to four healthcare providers to teach the Pediatric Advance Life Support treatment algorithms. To be successful in any PALS 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.

HeartCode Parts II and III incorporates skills practice and skills testing into a single course. During Part II, a certified AHA instructor will allow students time to practice the skills they will be assessed on prior to the Part III skills test. Upon successful completion of the cognitive and skills tests, students receive a course completion card.

To register, please select a skills practice and testing date below (Part II and III). You may chose a date at a later time by selecting "Will Contact to Schedule the Skills Practice/Testing Date".You must have completed Part I prior to attending Part II and III. Please note that you must complete Part II and III within 60 days of completing Part I.

 

 

Heartsaver® CPR AED Online Part 1 is a Web-based, self-directed program. The program teaches students critical skills and knowledge needed to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Content includes how to perform CPR and use an AED.

Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED Online Part 1 is a Web-based, self-directed program. The program teaches students critical skills and knowledge needed to respond to and manage a first aid or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Content includes how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies, as well as perform CPR and use an AED.

Learn:® Rapid STEMI ID is a self-directed, online course that teaches healthcare professionals to use a 12-lead ECG, interpret electrocardiograms (ECGs) for signs of STEMI (ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction) and activate a system of care for rapid reperfusion of an occluded coronary artery.

This course supports the efforts of the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline®, a national initiative to improve quality of care and outcomes in heart attack patients by improving healthcare systems’ readiness and response to STEMI patients.

Learn:® Rhythm Adult is an online, self-directed course that introduces healthcare providers to normal cardiac rhythms and prepares them to recognize basic cardiac arrhythmias in clinical practice.

From the course, healthcare providers improve their skill in ECG rhythm recognition, which is a key skill required to successfully determine a patient’s condition, know which algorithm to apply, and provide better patient treatment.  
 
This course features a combination of audio, animation, interactive activities, and self-assessment portions. The course is self-paced and is completed entirely online.

 The goal of the Pediatric Advanced Life Support program is to aid the pediatric healthcare provider in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes. Realistic simulations using state-of-the-art simulation manikins reinforce the following key concepts:  recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest; the systematic approach to pediatric assessment; effective respiratory management; defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion; intraosseous access and fluid bolus administration; and effective resuscitation team dynamics. 

Attendees must have current AHA BLS for HCP CPR card.  Contact us for a list of upcoming BLS for Healthcare Provider courses or the web-based HeartcodeTM BLS option. The PALS Provider program does NOT teach ECG recognition and participants are encouraged to take the Learn™: Rhythm Pediatric online ECG recognition program prior to the program. 

 

The goal of the Pediatric Advanced Life Support program is to aid the pediatric healthcare provider in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes. Realistic simulations using state-of-the-art simulation manikins reinforce the following key concepts:  recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest; the systematic approach to pediatric assessment; effective respiratory management; defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion; intraosseous access and fluid bolus administration; and effective resuscitation team dynamics. 

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