ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support) Blended Learning
American Heart Association ACLS Certification (Blended Learning HeartCode ACLS)
The Blended Learning HeartCode ACLS class is an hybrid learning course that consists of an online class (ACLS e-learning) followed by an in-person ACLS Skills Session with an AHA instructor. The Skills Session is a hands-on test and demonstration of the skills the student learned during the online class. Students receive the same American Heart Association “ACLS Provider” certification as in the full in-person class. This course is best suited for people who wish to renew their ACLS certification (ACLS renewal or ACLS update).
The AHA HeartCode ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support) course builds on the foundation of lifesaving Basic Life Support (BLS) skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR.
The following topics are covered in the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support online class:
- BLS skills, including effective chest compressions and use of a bag-mask device
- Recognition and early management of cardiac arrest
- Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as tachyarrhythmias and symptomatic bradycardia
- Airway management
- Related pharmacology
- Management of ACS and stroke
- Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
During the AHA HeartCode ACLS Skills Session (also known as an ACLS Assessment, ACLS Psychomotor Skills Assessment, or ACLS Skills Check), participants will have an opportunity to review the current ACLS guidelines with the instructor, including peri-arrest and cardiac arrest algorithms and medications, before being tested on adult BLS, ventilation, and megacode scenarios.
A traditional, in-person classroom version of this course is also available. You may enroll to take the course in our classroom, or we can provide a private individual or group class at your location. Click here for in-person American Heart Association ACLS (initial or renewal).
Students must complete the online course before showing up for the in-person Skills Session, and provide proof of completion to the instructor. There is an option to purchase the online course when enrolling in the Skills Session.
Students must also have basic ECG interpretation skills. ECG analysis is not taught in this class. If you are unsure of your ability to interpret ECGs, please attempt the AHA ACLS Precourse Self-Assessment to evaluate your skills. If you need help with ECG interpretation, please contact us for private tutoring sessions.
This course is intended for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies, and personnel in emergency response. This may include physicians, nurses, paramedics, physician assistants, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, radiology technicians, etc.