The Heartcode ACLS is is delivered via a combination of eLearning, in which a student completes part of the course in a self-directed manner and a hands-on practical session. The online portion of this eLearning programme uses e-simulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings.
After successfully completing the Heartcode ACLS Course, students should be able to
Apply the BLS, Primary, and Secondary Assessments sequence for a systematic evaluation of adult patients
Perform prompt, high-quality BLS, including prioritizing early chest compressions and integrating early AED use
Recognize and perform early management of respiratory arrest
Discuss early recognition and management of ACS and stroke, including appropriate disposition
Recognize and perform early management of brady arrhythmias and tachy arrhythmias that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome
Recognize and perform early management of cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including immediate post–cardiac arrest care
Model effective communication as a member or leader of a high-performance team
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
Recognise the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance
Discuss how the use of a rapid response team or medical emergency team may improve patient outcomes
Define systems of care
The online portion can be completed in sixto seven hours, depending on the student’s level of experience. The hands-on session for Heartcode ACLS will take approximately five hours without breaks. Students who successfully complete all components of the course will receive an IHF/AHA ACLS Provider course completion card which is is valid for two years.