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ACLS Instructor Essentials Course is an online, self-directed course that teaches information needed to instruct AHA’s ACLS classroom courses and to conduct skills practice and skills testing sessions for HeartCode® ACLS Part 1 eLearning courses.

Upon completion of this course, a certificate of completion is available to print and must be presented at the classroom Instructor Course.

Prerequisites for ACLS Instructor Essentials

Prior to taking this course, candidates must have a current course completion card in ACLS. Candidates must also have aligned with an AHA ACLS Training Center that is accepting new ACLS Instructors. Next Steps for Becoming an ACLS Instructor

Following successful completion of the ACLS Instructor Essentials Course, candidates must also:

• Attend the in-person ACLS Instructor Course

• Be monitored by Training Center Faculty teaching their first course

Upon successful completion of all steps, candidates receive an ACLS Instructor card.

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Provider and Classroom-Based Course (Text from the AHA Instructor Network)

DESCRIPTION:
The Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Course is designed for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. Through didactic instruction and active participation in simulated cases, the student will enhance their skills in the recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes.

Course Content:

  • Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device, and use of an AED
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
  • Airway management
  • Related pharmacology
  • Management of ACS and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

 LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  1. Apply the “BLS, Primary and Secondary Assessments” sequence for a systematic evaluation of adult patients.
  2. Perform prompt, high-quality BLS including prioritizing early chest compressions and integrating early AED use
  3. Recognize respiratory arrest
  4. Perform early management of respiratory arrest
  5. Discuss early recognition and management of acute coronary syndromes including appropriate disposition
  6. Discuss early recognition and management of stroke including appropriate disposition
  7. Recognize bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome
  8. Perform early management of bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome
  9. Recognize cardiac arrest
  10. Perform early management of cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including immediate post-cardiac arrest care
  11. 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.
  12. Model effective communication as a member or leader of a resuscitation team
  13. Recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance
  14. Discuss how the use of a rapid response team (RRT) or medical emergency team (MET) may improve patient outcomes
  15. Define systems of cares

Attending the "ECG and Pharmacology" class or the online "Learn Adult Rhythm" is strongly encouraged and will aid in the successful completion of this class.

*Studying the text and completing the pre-test are required.

Acute Stroke Online is a web-based, interactive course that provides training on the symptoms, diagnosis and management of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke and complications of stroke. Course content is based on information from the AHA’s ACLS EP Manual and Resource Text, covering treatment from the field to the emergency department, as well as critical care and rehabilitation.

This text has been adapted to an independent study activity to make this resource available to a wider audience of health professionals. Acute Stroke Online meets Joint Commission requirements.

Students have access to course material for 12 months after activating the course. No skills session is required for course completion; however, a certificate of completion is available to print.

 

BLS - Classroom

Course Overview

BLS is the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. This video-based, Instructor-led course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both in-facility and prehospital settings. This course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills.

After successfully completing the BLS course, students should be able to:

  • describe the importance of high-quality CPR and its impact on survival
  • describe all the steps of the Chain of Survival and apply the BLS concepts of the Chain of Survival
  • recognize the signs of someone needing CPR
  • perform high-quality CPR on adults, children, and infants
  • describe the importance of early AED use and demonstrate using one
  • provide effective ventilations with a barrier device
  • describe the importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitation and perform as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR
  • describe the technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants.

BLS - Classroom

Q: Is the BLS “challenge option” still available? A: Students cannot challenge a course until two years after the 2015 Guidelines Update, or before November 2017. See page 48 of the new BLS Instructor Manual for additional information.

Course Overview

BLS is the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. This video-based, Instructor-led course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both in-facility and prehospital settings. This course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills.

After successfully completing the BLS course, students should be able to:

  • describe the importance of high-quality CPR and its impact on survival
  • describe all the steps of the Chain of Survival and apply the BLS concepts of the Chain of Survival
  • recognize the signs of someone needing CPR
  • perform high-quality CPR on adults, children, and infants
  • describe the importance of early AED use and demonstrate using one
  • provide effective ventilations with a barrier device
  • describe the importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitation and perform as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR
  • describe the technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants.

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

HeartCode® ACLS Part 1

HeartCode 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. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning. After completing the cognitive portion of the course, students practice and test their skills with an AHA Instructor or on a voice-assisted manikin (VAM) system. Upon successful completion of the cognitive and skills tests, students receive a course completion card.

HeartCode ACLS Part 1 Covers

• Key changes reflecting the 2010 American Heart Association

Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency

Cardiovascular Care

• Ten adult patient cases with up to four healthcare providers, presented through eSimulation technology:

– One BLS case

– Seven cases representing cardiovascular, respiratory and stroke emergencies

– Two Megacodes

• Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest

• Recognition and early management of periarrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia

• Airway management

• Related pharmacology

• Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke

• Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

Primary Audience

HeartCode ACLS Part 1 is for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies, specifically those seeking an alternative (nonclassroom) method for completing an initial or update ACLS Course.

HeartCode ACLS Part 1 requires prior knowledge that will be applied in using the ACLS treatment algorithms. Unprepared or inexperienced students may require additional time to complete HeartCode ACLS Part 1.

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 contained within the program and complete the Precourse Self-Assessment prior to attempting the patient cases. Students that have difficulty with ECG and/or Pharmacology, may opt to take the ECG and Pharmacology class prior to taking this course.

 

The American Heart Association’s Heartcode BLS Online Part 1 Course, web-based and accessible 24 hours a day, provides a flexible alternative to classroom training.

Through case-based scenarios, interactive activities and videos, this course teaches the concepts of both single-rescuer and team basic life support.

Part 1 must be paired with a hands-on skills practice and testing session (Parts 2 and 3) with an AHA BLS Instructor. Go to http://bscc.enrollware.com to schedule your skills session, Part 2 and 3. Go to "Skills Check-off for Online AHA Courses" to register.

Students who successfully complete Part 1 receive a certificate that allows them entrance to a skills practice and testing session. An AHA BLS course completion card will be issued upon successful completion of all three parts.

HeartCode PALS Part 1 is a web-based, self-directed program that teaches healthcare providers knowledge and skills needed to recognize and prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children.

This program 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. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning about pediatric advanced life support.

After completing Part 1, students practice and test their skills with an AHA PALS Instructor. Upon successful completion of all parts of the course, students receive an AHA PALS course completion card, valid for two years.

Heartsaver® CPR AED Online Part 1 for HED students ONLY

This Web-based eLearning course provides the cognitive portion (Part 1) of the Heartsaver CPR AED course. 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 Instructor, which they must pass to qualify for a Heartsaver CPR AED course card. PC and Mac® compatible.

General Overview

This Web-based, self-directed course uses video clips and interactive lessons to teach students the content of the Heartsaver CPR AED course. A convenient alternative for taking this course, the online version allows students to train at their own pace and on their own schedule. This course is based on the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR and ECC.

Key Features and Benefits

This course includes information on:

  • adult CPR AED
  • adult choking relief
  • child CPR AED (optional)
  • infant CPR (optional)
  • child and infant choking relief (optional)

Course features:

  • interactive exercises
  • audio and video
  • a "drag and drop" tool that reinforces steps and sequences
  • a tool for taking and referencing notes
  • a progress bar at top of course screen and check-mark icons next to each exercise that indicate progress through the course
  • navigation controls that allow user to move easily through content, including accordion-style content navigation for less scrolling
  • screen and text-sized options to help meet diverse learning needs

Includes online access to the Heartsaver® CPR AED Student Workbook, and access to all information in the online course for 24 months following activation of the course key.

Course participants who successfully complete Part 1 receive access to a printable certificate granting them entrance to a skills practice session (Part 2) and skills test (Part 3) with a certified American Heart Association Instructor, which they must pass to qualify for a Heartsaver CPR AED course card. Parts 2 and 3 should be completed in one skills practice and testing session.

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.

Dimensions and Specifications

PC and Mac® compatible

Additional Supplies Needed for Operation

Computer with Internet access

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does this course include access to the Heartsaver CPR AED Student Workbook?

A: Yes, the course provides online access to the Heartsaver CPR AED Student Workbook.

Q: How long can students access the information in this online course?

A: Once a student activates his or her course key, the student can access the course information, including the student workbook, for 24 months.

This Web-based eLearning course provides the cognitive portion (Part 1) of the Heartsaver First Aid course. 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 Instructor, which they must pass to qualify for a Heartsaver First Aid 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 to 2 business days. NOTE: You must purchase one online access key for each student trained. Parts 2 and 3 are not included in the price but can be added as an add-on.

General Overview

This Web-based, self-directed course uses video clips and interactive lessons to teach students the content of the Heartsaver First Aid course. A convenient alternative for taking this course, the online version allows students to train at their own pace and on their own schedule. This course is based on the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR and ECC, which include first aid guidelines.

Key Features and Benefits

This course includes information on:

  • first aid basics (including scene safety, finding the problem, and calling for help)
  • medical emergencies (including actions for adult choking, breathing problems, and shock)
  • injury emergencies (including actions for bleeding, broken bones, and burns)
  • environmental emergencies (including actions for bites and stings, and temperature-related and poison emergencies)

Course features:

  • interactive exercises
  • audio and video
  • a "drag and drop" tool that reinforces steps and sequences
  • a tool for taking and referencing notes
  • a progress bar at top of course screen and check-mark icons next to each exercise that indicate progress through the course
  • navigation controls that allow user to move easily through content, including accordion-style content navigation for less scrolling
  • screen and text-sized options to help meet diverse learning needs

Includes online access to the Heartsaver(R) First Aid Student Workbook, and access to all information in the online course for 24 months following activation of the course key.

Course participants who successfully complete Part 1 receive access to a printable certificate granting them entrance to a skills practice session (Part 2) and skills test (Part 3) with a certified American Heart Association instructor or Heartsaver Skills Evaluator(TM), which they must pass to qualify for a Heartsaver First Aid course card. Parts 2 and 3 should be completed in one skills practice and testing session.

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 to 2 business days. 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.

 

Heartsaver CPR AED Online Part 1 is an online, self-directed program. The program teaches students critical skills and knowledge needed to respond to and manage a sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) takes over.

 

Completion of the full course includes Part 1 online, plus a skills practice and testing session (Parts 2 and 3) with an AHA Instructor. Once you have completed Part 1, to schedule a time for your Skills Check Off, Part 2 and 3, go to http://bscc.enrollware.com/registration/schedule.aspx#ct1919 

 

Upon successful completion of all three parts, students receive an AHA course completion card, valid for two years.

 

This program can be completed at work, at home or wherever Internet access is available. It can be used for initial or renewal training. Students also have access to all information in the online program for 24 months after activation of their course key.

 

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Online Part 1 is an online, 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) takes over.

Completion of the full course includes Part 1 online, plus a skills practice and testing session (Parts 2 and 3) with an AHA Instructor. To schedule a time for your Skills Check Off go to http://bscc.enrollware.com/registration/schedule.aspx#ct1919

Upon successful completion of all three parts, students receive an AHA course completion card, valid for two years.

This program can be completed at work, at home or wherever Internet access is available. It can be used for initial or renewal training. Students also have access to all information in the online program for 24 months after activation of their course key.

The PALS Instructor Essentials Course is an online, self-directed course that teaches information needed to instruct AHA’s PALS classroom courses and to conduct skills practice and skills testing sessions for HeartCode® PALS Part 1 eLearning courses. Upon completion of this course, a certificate of completion is available to print and must be presented at the classroom PALS Instructor Course.

Prerequisites for PALS Instructor Essentials

Prior to taking this course, candidates must have a current course completion card in PALS. Candidates must also have aligned with an AHA PALS Training Center that is accepting new PALS Instructors.

Next Steps for Becoming a PALS Instructor

Following successful completion of the PALS Instructor Essentials Course, candidates must also:

• Attend the in-person PALS Instructor Course

• Be monitored by Training Center Faculty teaching their first course

Upon successful completion of all steps, candidates receive a PALS Instructor card.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

This classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics. The goal of the Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

Course Content

• 1- and 2-rescuer child CPR and AED use
• 1- and 2-rescuer infant CPR
• Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
• Key changes in pediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
• Management of respiratory emergencies
• Resuscitation team concept
• Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
• Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment
• Vascular access

*Studying the text and completing the pre-test are also strongly encouraged and may be required by your employer.

AHA Skills Check Off

This is the "skills" and practice sessions, Part 2 & 3, for AHA online classes. Please bring your completion certificate, it is required.

A skills session is the hands-on portion of an AHA eLearning course and includes Parts 2 and 3 — skills practice and testing. It is conducted in-person after a student completes Part 1 online.

Depending on the course, skills sessions are conducted by AHA BLS, ACLS or PALS Instructors. For HeartCode® system courses, the student may be able to practice and test on a Voice-Assisted Manikin (VAM) system.

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ABN0298 Exp:12-23-17

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