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AHA’s ACLS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. This course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR.This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

 

Pre-course Requirements

You should prepare for the course by doing the following:

  •  Hold a current, valid AHA Basic Life Support for HCP Provider card and proficient BLS skills
    • Please be able to present card at class time or email a copy to your instructor
  •  Read and Understand ACLS Provider Manual 2015
    • Each student must possess a 2015 ACLS Provider Manual
    • Manuals can be purchased in softcover manual and ebook from the following distributors:
      • ebooks.heart.org
      • worldpoint.com
      • aha.channing-bete.com
      • lateral.com/us/ecc
  • Understand the 10 cases in the ACLS Provider Manual 2015
  • Understand the ACLS Algorithms
  • Identify and interpret course ECG rhythms
  • Basic pharmacology-administer correct drug, dose, route and time to patient
  • ECG and Pharmacology Pre-course Self-Assessment on the Student Website
    • http://ahainstructornetwork.americanheart.org/AHAECC/ecc.jsp?pid=ahaecc.studentlanding
      • password is found on page ii in ACLS Manual
  • Print your scores for the Pre-course Self-Assessment and bring them with you to class or email them to your instructor.

ACLS is an advanced, Instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

HeartCode® ACLS is a self-directed, comprehensive eLearning program that uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. To enter the course, students must complete a precourse self-assessment. Students will then be presented with a team dynamics lesson and 10 In-hospital patient cases, including a BLS case and 2 megacode cases.

Upon successful completion of all the patient cases, students must pass the written exam with a score of 84%. Students then are able to attend the hands-on session required for full course completion.

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17290 River Ridge Road, suite 303

Woodbridge Virginia, 22191

The BLS Course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED.

 

In the Instructor-led course, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. Students also complete a written exam.

 

Features

• Updated science and education from the new 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC 

• Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency 

• Emphasis on high-quality CPR including a team dynamics classroom activity 

  • Video-based course with real world scenarios

HeartCode BLS uses a variety of eLearning assets such as dramatizations, eSimulations, animations, self-directed learning, and interactive activities to teach students BLS knowledge and skills.

After completing the online portion, students attend a structured BLS Hands-On Session with an AHA Instructor. This session focuses on meaningful skills practice, debriefing, team scenarios, discussions of local protocols, and skills testing. Where available, students may also complete the hands-on session with a voice-assisted manikin (VAM).

HeartCode BLS is for healthcare professionals seeking an alternative method for completing an initial or renewal BLS Course.

Features

  • Updated science and education reflecting the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC
  • Includes in-facility and prehospital tracks; student chooses his/her track before starting the HeartCode BLS Online Portion
  • Enhanced learning experience through eSimulations, life-like animations, video scenarios, and knowledge checks

100% classroom training means students are with an AHA Instructor for their entire learning experience.

 

Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrives. Skills covered in this course include first aid; choking relief in adults, children, and infants; and what to do for sudden cardiac arrest in adults, children, and infants.

 

This course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills.

 

Features

•Video-based course ensures consistency 

•Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency

•Course is updated with the new science from the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

Course Content

•First aid basics

•Medical emergencies

•Injury emergencies

•Environmental emergencies

•Preventing illness and injury

•Adult CPR and AED use

•Opioid-associated life-threatening emergencies

•Child CPR and AED use

•Infant CPR

•Optional modules in child CPR and AED use and infant CPR

•Optional exam

Learning Objectives

After successfully completing this course, students should be able to

•List the priorities, roles, and responsibilities of first aid rescuers

•Describe the key steps in first aid

•Remove protective gloves

•Find the problem

•Describe the assessment and first aid actions for the following life-threatening conditions: heart attack, difficulty breathing, choking, severe bleeding, shock, and stroke

•Describe when and how to help a choking adult or child

•Demonstrate how to help a choking infant

•Use an epinephrine pen

•Control bleeding and bandaging

•Recognize elements of common injuries

•Recognize elements of common illnesses

•Describe how to find information on preventing illness and injury

•Recognize the legal questions that apply to first aid rescuers

•Describe how high-quality CPR improves survival

•Explain the concepts of the Chain of Survival

•Recognize when someone needs CPR

•Perform high-quality CPR for an adult

•Describe how to perform CPR with help from others

•Give effective breaths using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups

•Demonstrate how to use an AED on an adult

•Perform high-quality CPR for a child*

•Demonstrate how to use an AED on a child*

•Perform high-quality CPR for an infant*

•Describe when and how to help a choking adult or child

•Demonstrate how to help a choking infant*

 

 

Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED Online has been updated to reflect new science from the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC and the 2015 AHA/Red Cross Guidelines for First Aid. This course is designed to prepare students to provide first aid, CPR, and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner.

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Online is the eLearning portion of the Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Blended Learning Course and is designed to teach students information needed for first aid, CPR, and AED training. Upon completion of the online portion, students must complete hands-on skills session with an AHA BLS or Heartsaver Instructor.

 

• Features

•Students have the convenience of completing the course at their own pace at work, home, or wherever Internet access is available

•Can be used for initial or renewal training

•Includes interactive exercises and videos to engage students and provide periodic points of knowledge transference

•Certificate of completion available to print when the online portion has been completed successfully

•Students have access to all information in the online course for 24 months after activation of their key to help reinforce what they have learned

•Includes audio and transcript for any students who may have a hearing or visual disability

•Screen and text-sized options help meet diverse learning needs

•Navigation controls provide students with the flexibility to move easily through content and customize their personal learning experience

 

 

Course Content

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to

•Describe how high-quality CPR improves survival

•Explain the concepts of the Chain of Survival

•Recognize when someone needs CPR

•Perform high-quality CPR for an adult

•Describe how to perform CPR with help from others

•Give effective breaths by using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups

•Demonstrate how to use an AED on an adult

•Perform high-quality CPR for a child

•Demonstrate how to use an AED on a child

•Perform high-quality CPR for an infant

•Describe when and how to help a choking adult or child

•Demonstrate how to help a choking infant

 

•List the priorities, roles, and responsibilities of first aid rescuers

•Describe the key steps in first aid

•Remove protective gloves

•Find the problem

•Describe the assessment and first aid actions for the following life-threatening conditions: heart attack, difficulty breathing, choking, severe bleeding, shock, and stroke

•Use an epinephrine pen

•Control bleeding and bandaging

•Recognize elements of common injuries

•Recognize elements of common illnesses

•Describe how to find information on preventing illness and injury

•Recognize the legal questions that apply to first aid rescuers

 

AHA Approved Distributors

Visit one of our Distributors to purchase course materials.

Channing Bete Company

Laerdal Medical Corporation

WorldPoint

 

Purchase and complete eLearning and blended learning courses

Go to OnlineAHA.org to register and complete online courses. 

 

The AHA's Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care and the 2015 American Heart Association and American Red Cross Update for First Aid. This course is designed to prepare students to provide first aid, CPR, and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner.

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Online is the eLearning portion of the Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED blended learning course and is designed to teach students the cognitive information needed for first aid, CPR, and AED training.

Upon successful completion of both the online and hands-on portions of the course, students receive a Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED course completion card, valid for two years.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe how high-quality CPR improves survival
  • Explain the concepts of the Chain of Survival
  • Recognize when someone needs CPR
  • Perform high-quality CPR for an adult
  • Describe how to perform CPR with help from others
  • Give effective breaths by using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED on an adult
  • Perform high-quality CPR for a child*
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED on a child*
  • Perform high-quality CPR for an infant*
  • Describe when and how to help a choking adult or child
  • Demonstrate how to help a choking infant*
  • List the priorities, roles, and responsibilities of first aid rescuers
  • Describe the key steps in first aid
  • Remove protective gloves
  • Find the problem
  • Describe the assessment and first aid actions for the following life-threatening conditions: heart attack, difficulty breathing, choking, severe bleeding, shock, and stroke
  • Use an epinephrine pen
  • Control bleeding and bandaging
  • Recognize elements of common injuries
  • Recognize elements of common illnesses
  • Describe how to find information on preventing illness and injury
  • Recognize the legal questions that apply to first aid rescuers

AHA Approved Distributors

Visit one of our Distributors to purchase course materials.

Channing Bete Company

Laerdal Medical Corporation

WorldPoint

 

Purchase and complete eLearning and blended learning courses

Go to OnlineAHA.org to register and complete online courses. 

 

Registration is complete and your course date and time is confirmed.

Class duration varies due to student number and experience.  Cards are printed and issued immediately after successful completion of entire course. Please bring or email the PreCourse Self Assessment. The doors are locked after regular business hours. Please call if your instructor is not in the lobby. 703-224-8970 or 703-408-1929

Please contact us with any questions.

www.exemplardc.com

business@exemplardc.com

Kimberly Smith BSN, RN

Training Site Coordinator, AHA ACLS, BLS, PALS Instructor

703-224-8970

202-587-2790

 

The AHA’s PALS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC. This classroom, Instructor-led course uses a series of videos and 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 PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

Features

•Classroom-based courses work well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning

•Course includes realistic, clinical scenarios that encourage active participation – delivered through actual pediatric patient videos and lifelike simulations

•Course is comprehensive and includes our systematic approach to assess and treat pediatric patients in emergency situations

•Course uses a hands-on class format to reinforce skills proficiency

•Co-branded with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

 

AHA HeartCode PALS

The AHA’s HeartCode PALS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC.

This eLearning course is the self-directed online portion of HeartCode PALS blended learning, which is followed by a hands-on session for skills practice and testing.

HeartCode PALS is a comprehensive program that uses a series of videos and 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.  Using eSimulation technology, students can assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. In this environment, students also apply their knowledge to real-time decision-making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to

•Perform high-quality Child CPR AED and Infant CPR per AHA BLS recommendations

•Differentiate between patients who do and do not require immediate intervention

•Recognize cardiopulmonary arrest early and begin CPR within 10 seconds

•Apply team dynamics

•Differentiate between respiratory distress and failure

•Perform early interventions for respiratory distress and failure

•Differentiate between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock

•Perform early interventions for the treatment of shock

•Differentiate between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias

•Describe clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias

•Implement post–cardiac arrest management

Students who successfully complete the PALS Course online (including achieving a score of 84% or higher on the course exam) and the hands-on session will receive a PALS Provider course completion card (print or eCard), valid for two years.