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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).

 

Features

•Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage Active participation

•Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency

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

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

Course Location:

Exemplar Education and Consulting

300 East Lombard Street

Suite 840

Baltimore, MD 21202

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).

 

Features

•Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage Active participation

•Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency

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

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

Course Location:

Exemplar Education and Consulting

300 East Lombard Street

Suite 840

Baltimore, MD 21202

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.

 

Features

 

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

•Enhanced learning experience through eSimulations, life-like animations, and realistic scenarios

•Advanced, evidence-based resuscitation education and skills critical to the Chain of Survival

•Enhanced course structure and scenarios to ensure immediate preparedness in real-world situations

•Continuing education credits available

 

Course Content

After successfully completing the HeartCode ACLS Course, including the online portion, followed by the hands-on skills session, 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 bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias 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

•Recognize 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

Course Location

300 East Lombard Street

Suite 840

Baltimore, MD 21202

The AHA’s new BLS Course has been updated to include science and education from the 2015 Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC. It teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both prehospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on high-quality CPR and team dynamics.

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.

 

Course Content

• The importance of high-quality CPR and its impact on survival

• All of 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 for adults, children and infants

• The importance of early use of an AED and demonstrate its use 

• Provide effective ventilations by using a barrier device 

• The importance of teams in multi-rescuer resuscitation and perform as an effective team member during multi-rescuer CPR 

• The technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants

 

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

•Accessible version available for students with hearing, vision, and/or motor impairments on OnlineAHA.org only.

Course Content

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

•The components of high-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants

•The AHA Chain of Survival for prehospital and in-facility providers

•Important early use of an AED

•Effective ventilations using a barrier device

•Importance of teams in multi-rescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multi-rescuer CPR

•Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants

AHA Approved Distributors

Visit one of our Distributors to purchase course materials.

 

Channing Bete Company

 

Laerdal Medical Corporation

 

WorldPoint

eLearning

Purchase and complete eLearning and blended learning courses

 

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

 

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

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

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

eLearning

Purchase and complete eLearning and blended learning courses

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

 

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

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)

Course Content

•High-quality Child CPR AED and Infant CPR

•Recognition of patients who do and do not require immediate intervention

•Recognition of cardiopulmonary arrest early and application of CPR within 10 seconds

•Apply team dynamics

•Differentiation between respiratory distress and failure

•Early interventions for respiratory distress and failure

•Differentiation between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock

•Early interventions for the treatment of shock

•Differentiation between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias

•Clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias

•Post–cardiac arrest management

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. 

 

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

 

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)

Course Content

•High-quality Child CPR AED and Infant CPR

•Recognition of patients who do and do not require immediate intervention

•Recognition of cardiopulmonary arrest early and application of CPR within 10 seconds

•Apply team dynamics

•Differentiation between respiratory distress and failure

•Early interventions for respiratory distress and failure

•Differentiation between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock

•Early interventions for the treatment of shock

•Differentiation between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias

•Clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias

•Post–cardiac arrest management

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. 

 

Updated with 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC 

AHA Blended Learning courses combine the flexibility of online training with in-person skills practice and testing.

 

HeartCode® PALS

HeartCode® PALS is an online comprehensive eLearning 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.

To enter the course, students must complete the PALS Precourse Self-Assessment. Students are then presented with 12 In-hospital patient cases and a team dynamics lesson. Cases may be repeated as many times as necessary to pass. Upon successful completion of all the patient cases, students must pass the multiple-choice exam with a minimum score of 84%.

 

Students who successfully complete the online portion of the course receive a certificate granting them access to a PALS Hands-on Session with an AHA PALS Instructor. Students must successfully complete both the online portion and the hands-on session to receive a PALS Provider course completion card (print or eCard).

 

Features

•Web-based, self-paced eSimulation instructional program for PALS cognitive training

•Students apply knowledge to real-time decision-making and skills development

•Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning

•Access to the PALS Provider Manual, the 2015 Handbook of ECC, and 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC 

•Access to all information in course for two years following activation of course

Course Content

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

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

•Recognizing cardiopulmonary arrest early and beginning CPR within 10 seconds

•Applying team dynamics

•Differentiating between respiratory distress and failure

•Performing early interventions for respiratory distress and failure

•Differentiating between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock

•Performing early interventions for the treatment of shock

•Differentiating between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias

•Describing clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias

•Implementing post–cardiac arrest management

Purchase Options:

AHA Approved Distributors

Visit one of our Distributors to purchase course materials.

Channing Bete Company

Laerdal Medical Corporation

WorldPoint

eLearning

Purchase and complete eLearning and blended learning courses

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