Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Heartcode Part Two Skills Testing

The American Heart Association’s Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Heartcode Anywhere course is an alternative way to complete ACLS from the traditional classroom setting. Even though the Heartcode Anywhere course is approved for both renewal and initial courses, it was originally developed for the experienced provider in mind.

Course completion consists of two parts, the computer-based cognitive program and the skills testing.

Part one: 

After registering for the course, participants will receive an online license key to ACLS Heartcode and instructions. Participants must print the completion certificate to bring to the skills session.

Part two: 

Participants enroll in a skills testing session offered at Saint Francis Medical Center within 30 days of completing part one. Testing includes – correct bag-mask ventilation and CPR 1-rescuer test. You may practice your skills prior to testing at the same location as the testing area by arriving early for your scheduled time. Testing takes approximately 30 minutes.

After the participant presents a Part One certificate, presents current BLS CPR certification and successfully completes Part two skills testing, an AHA ACLS certification will be issued.

Saint Francis Colleagues

Learning and Development offers a combination of live and renewal ACLS classes for those colleagues that are required to maintain current ACLS status and can attend these courses at no charge. If a colleague chooses to complete the ACLS Anywhere course, Learning and Development will not cover the cost of the program that is required. Part two skills testing and issuing of the card will be offered at no charge to employees. Contact the Saint Francis Learning and Development department for information.

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Target Audience:

Health care providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient and / or require credentialing in ACLS.

Class Dates:

No classes scheduled at this time