The Canadian Heart Association’s virtual ACLS education program provides you with the advanced knowledge needed to participate in or manage a resuscitation event effectively. The program emphasizes the importance of preventing cardiac arrest, early and continuous, high-quality CPR, and high-performing teams. The course reflects science and education from the 2020 International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).
Who Should Attend An ACLS Classroom-Based Program?
The Canadian Heart Association’s virtual ACLS program is designed for healthcare professionals who either participate in or manage resuscitation events. This can include but is not limited to personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, dentists, paramedics, and others who need an ACLS course completion card for job other requirements.
What Will You Learn During The ACLS Program?
- Utilize the BLS, Primary, and Secondary Assessments.
- Understand the importance of high-quality BLS, including emphasizing early chest compressions and integrating early defibrillation.
- Recognize and understand how to manage patients experiencing a respiratory arrest
- Discuss early recognition and management of Acute Coronary Events and Strokes.
- Recognize and understand how to manage patients experiencing bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias.
- Recognize and understand how to manage patients experiencing a cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation efforts or transfer of care.
- Understand how to manage a patient who obtains a return of spontaneous circulation.
- Model effective communication as a team member or team leader.
- Understand how to evaluate your team’s resuscitative efforts during a cardiac arrest utilizing a continuous assessment of CPR quality, monitoring the patient’s physiologic response, and delivering real-time feedback to your team
- Recognize the impact and importance of team dynamics on overall team performance.
- Discuss how the use of a rapid response team or medical emergency team may improve patient outcomes.
How Will I Be Evaluated?
During the Canadian Heart Association’s virtual ACLS program, you will be given access to an integrated online evaluation system. It is through the use of this system that you will be evaluated. Evaluation happens in real-time within the program. You can access the system using your own smartphone. Through the use of this interactive evaluation system, we can guarantee that you will successfully complete the program and earn your vACLS Provider Certificate. The Canadian Heart Association doesn’t use the MEGA-CODE Evaluation system.
What Certificates Will I Earn At The End Of The Program?
- The Canadian Heart Association vACLS Provider Certificate, valid for two years.
How Long Is The Canadian Heart Association’s ACLS Virtual Program?
- The Full Virtual ACLS Program is 8 hours long. It can be delivered in one day.
Are There Any Course Prerequisites?
There are zero prerequisites for this program. No pretest is required.