Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) DVD Set (15-1004)
This two-disc set includes the required video segments for the classroom-based and blended-learning options for the ACLS course, as well as the classroom-based renewal course. Running times: Disc one covers the classroom-based format (114 min.); disc two covers the classroom-based update course (42 min.) and the blended-learning format (37 min.). Subtitled. Based on the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR and ECC. (Note: Spanish edition is not yet available.)
ACLS builds on the foundation of lifesaving basic life support (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; and recognition of and intervention in cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).
The ACLS course is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units -- such as physicians, nurses, and paramedics -- as well as others who need an ACLS course completion card for job or other requirements.
Before taking the ACLS course, students must pass the online ACLS Precourse Self-Assessment with a score of 70% or higher. This test is part of the ACLS student Web site (access granted with purchase of the ACLS Provider Manual).
After successfully completing the ACLS 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 tachyarrhythmias that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcomes
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.
For successful course completion, students must:
demonstrate skills competency in all learning stations
pass the high-quality BLS skills test
pass the bag-mask ventilation with OPA/NPA insertion skills test
pass the Megacode test
pass the ACLS exam with a score of 84% or higher.
Upon successful completion of all requirements, students receive an ACLS course completion card.
Key Features and Benefits
This DVD set allows Instructors to teach the ACLS course in a classroom-based or blended-learning format. It also includes segments for teaching the course on a renewal basis in a classroom-based format.
Disc one (classroom-based format)
Life Is Why™
Science of Resuscitation
Acute Coronary Syndromes
Acute Ischemic Stroke
Cardiac Arrest Algorithm
Immediate Post-Cardiac Arrest Care Algorithm
Coping with Death
Disc two (update course and blended-learning classroom portion)
Science of Resuscitation
HeartCode ACLS (blended-learning classroom portion)
DVD set is for use by American Heart Association ACLS Instructors.
Dimensions and Specifications
Classroom-based format: 114 minutes
Classroom-based update course: 42 minutes
Blended-learning format: 37 minutes
Additional Supplies Needed for Operation
To teach the ACLS course, you will also need:
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Instructor Manual (item no. EC15-1003)
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Provider Manual (item no. EC15-1005)
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Poster Set (item no. EC15-1042)
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Emergency Crash Cart Cards (item no. EC15-1008)
All required Instructor materials listed above are also available as part of the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Instructor Package (item no. EC15-1006).
Other supplies needed to teach the ACLS course:
DVD player or DVD-capable computer