This Web-based eLearning course provides the cognitive portion (Part 1) of the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) course, and can be used for initial or renewal certification.Features eSimulation technology to let students participate in realistic patient scenarios, assess patients, and formulate treatment -- online and at their own pace.
Course participants who successfully complete Part 1 receive a certificate granting them entrance to a skills practice session (Part 2) and skills test (Part 3) with a certified American Heart Association ACLS instructor, which they must pass to qualify for an ACLS course card. PC and Mac® compatible.
Please include an e-mail address when ordering. The access key and instructions on how to log in and register for the course will be e-mailed to you, usually within 1 business day. NOTE: You must purchase one online access key for each student trained. Parts 2 and 3 are not included in the price of this item. This product is not eligible for the standard 30-day return policy.
The ACLS course builds on the foundation of lifesaving Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced course highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care, and immediate post-cardiac arrest care. ACLS also covers airway management and related pharmacology.
Skills are taught in small-group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.
The ACLS course covers:
- ACLS algorithms
- immediate post-cardiac-arrest care
- airway management
- rhythm recognition
- high-quality CPR
- 1-rescuer CPR AED
- effective resuscitation team dynamics
- science overview (update course)
- BLS and ACLS surveys
- Megacode treatment
- identification and initial care of other life-threatening clinical situations (such as stroke)
ACLS training is intended for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of the hospital, including:
- emergency medical technicians
- staff in intensive care units and emergency or critical care departments
- other professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency
Students must pass a written exam and skills test in order to qualify for an ACLS Course Completion Card.
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. It is strongly recommended that students review the ACLS course materials and complete a precourse self-assessment using the tools in their student materials before starting the course.
You will need to bring your printed certificate to your Skills Session to receive credit.