American Heart Association HeartCodeTM ACLS Part 1
Course Prerequisites: none
Initial Course: Current AHA BLS Healthcare Provider (CPR) recommended.
Update Course: Current AHA BLS Healthcare Provider (CPR) recommended. Current or recently expired AHA ACLS Provider.
Initial Course: An alternate method to complete the cognitive requirements for the American Heart Association ACLS educational and training program for healthcare learners, instructors, and administrators. The HeartCodeTM ACLS Part 1 course is designed for personnel who staff emergency departments, intensive care units, or critical care departments, as well as physicians, mid-level providers, paramedics, nurses, respiratory therapists, and other professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency.
Update Course: The ACLS Update Course is for students who have a current ALCS Provider Card and need to update and refresh their ACLS skills. This course is primarliy focused on skills competency testing.
HeartCodeTM ACLS Part 1 is a web based e-learning product that uses eSimulation technology to present realistic patient scenarios for the ACLS cases. While interacting with the program, students assess each patient, formulate a treatment plan based upon current AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC, and provide treatment. In addition, the team dynamics lesson and written test are required for completion of Part 1. Successful completion of the online cognitive component (part 1), paired with skills verification (part 2 – practice and part 3, testing) meets the requirements for the issuing of an AHA ACLS Provider course completion card to the participant. Practice and testing sessions can be provided by an AHA ACLS Instructor or a HeartCodeTM voice-assisted manikin system (VAM). HeartCodeTM ACLS Part 1 is approved by the Accreditation Department for Continuing Education for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Pharmacists, and EMS Providers by their respective credentialing bodies (ACCME, AACN, ACPE, and CECBEMS).
Registration and Course Fees:
Pre-registration and payment in U.S. Funds is required for this course. Remember, you are paying for convenience. Fee includes the HeartCodeTM ACLS Part 1 only. Upon registration and payment confirmation Benchmark will issue the registrant the necessary information to complete the online course. The registrant is responsible for completing Part 2 and 3. See the Benchmark Registration Page for assistance. 1) Register using the Registration page. 2) Submit payment through the Courses Offered page. 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.