This course includes access to the online course AND a skills verification with an instructor on the date and time above.
Directions: Please read everything below before moving forward.
The URL to access the online course will be emailed to the student once registration and payment are submitted. After reading the information below, scroll down and click Continue with Registration to register and submit your payment. Please bring your certificate with you to the skills session.
Once you register below, you will receive a confirmation email. To begin using the online course, please click the URL from the confirmation email. The link will take you to the eLearning website for AHA. Once you are here, click Activate Course to the right. On the following screen, click the "Log In/Register" button.
- If you have registered in the past, log into your account.
- If you have not yet registered, select "Create an account."
Accept the user agreement to continue.
Once your course is activated, simply log into your account to access the course from any computer with an Internet connection. The course will remain accessible for 24 months from the date of activation. The program will time out after 20 minutes of inactivity.
*** Please note, the online portion takes about 8 hours to complete. Make sure you allow time to complete this section before your skills verification.
This course is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. Providers who take this course must be profocient in performing high-quality BLS skills through the use of the 2015 AHA Guidlines Update for CPR and ECC, reading and interpreting electrocardiograms (ECGs), understanding ACLS drugs, and bag-mask ventilations.
After completion of this course, 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 automated external defibrillator (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 tachyarrythmias 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 rapid response team or medical emergency team may improve patient outcomes
- Define systems of care