The ACLS Course is geared towards healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies or personnel in emergency response. An advanced course that builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills.
In the Instructor-led course the goal is to improve outcomes for adult patients of cardiac arrest and other cardiopulmonary emergencies through early recognition and interventions by high-performance teams. In some cases, students may also have to take a written exam.
- Emphasis on preventing cardiac arrest, early and continuous high-quality CPR, integration of BLS into ACLS and importance of high-performing teams
- Hands-on team dynamics classroom activities
- Video-based course with real world scenarios. Includes realistic, clinical scenarios that encourage active participation – delivered through actual patient videos and lifelike simulations
- Course content is presented in the form of self-directed learning content, probes, and Cognitive Assessment Activities
- The student has a choice of completing a pre-hospital or in-hospital contextualized track
- Apply the BLS, Primary, and Secondary Assessments sequence for a systematic evaluation of adult patients
- Discuss how the use of a rapid response team (RRT) or medical emergency team (MET) may improve patient outcomes
- Discuss early recognition and management of Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS), including appropriate disposition
- Discuss early recognition and management of stroke, including appropriate disposition
- Recognition and performance of early management of bradycardias and tachycardias that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome
- Model effective communication as a member or leader and recognition of the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance
- Recognition and performance of early management of respiratory arrest
- Perform prompt, high-quality BLS including prioritizing early chest compressions and integrating early automated external defibrillator (AED) use
- Recognition and performance of early management of cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including immediate post–cardiac arrest care
- 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
Additional course materials available here for Instructors at AHA Instructor Network
Course Completion Card
Upon completion of all course requirements, participants receive a ACLS Provider Course Completion Card (eCard) which is valid for two years.
- SIGN UP: In case this course is scheduled you will be able to sign up using the "Apply" button or in case it has not you can request information using the "More information" button on this page.
- A BLS Course Completion Card is required to participate in the ACLS course.
- Payment for the ACLS by bank transfer to MCB account 20074600 Curacaosche Hartstichting TO IAHF. Please sent proof of payment.
- First time participants must purchase and complete the ECG & Pharmacology online course: https://acls-algorithms.com/rhythms. Please sent result to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- To complete the Precourse Self-Assesment, access the student website for ACLS: https://ahainstructornetwork.americanheart.org/AHAECC/ecc.jsp?pid=ahaecc.studentlanding and enter code: acls15. You can train the course as much as you need/want. Please sent result before course attendance to: email@example.com
- Before you attend the practical hands-on Megacode ACLS course, you must purchase & complete the HeartCode ACLS online: https://shopcpr.heart.org/heartcode-acls. Please download completion certificate and sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- If the country Curaçao or Netherlands Antilles is not available to choose from, register via the AHA address with your own name.
AHA address: 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75231
- A minimum of 4-5 participants (NO LESS) is required to organize the Heartcode ACLS hands-on course.
- iPads or tablets are allowed during the course. All participants should study & bring their manual/eBooks to the course.
- Every participant must wear personal protective equipment (PPE) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4jQUBAlBrI and https://youtu.be/PQxOc13DxvQ