HeartCode ACLS is an online, self-paced education program that allows learners to assess and treat patients in a virtual healthcare setting. ACLS Skill SessionDebriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each of the 10 virtual cases to facilitate learning. The HeartCode course has the same videos and written test the classroom option offers. Plus the HeartCode option also allow you to redo the virtual cases and written test as many times as you need until you pass. Oh and the card issued is the same card as the class room option and this option can be used for both first time and renewal learners.

How We Test Your CPR Skills

For all American Heart Association courses that include psychomotor skills such as CPR, ACLS, and PALS, students must complete an in-person skills practice and testing session to obtain an AHA course completion card. There are two primary methods this in-person skills practice and testing occur.

In-Person Skills Practice and Testing Options

  • Authorized AHA Instructor – this is the primary option Love Health Service uses for our skills and testing. Our learners’ experiences with the other option (VAM) has been less then positive.
  • VAM Option – the VAM or Voice Assisted Manikin (VAM) option uses a computer and manikin to precisely measure and assess your CPR skills. In many ways it’s a wonderful testing tool but it will not teach/coach the learner on what they are doing wrong. It is only by shear “luck” or repeating the skills over and over again that most learners pass with the VAM method. In the end VAMs really need a CPR coach at their side, so we said the heck with it and just suck with an instructor led skill check model.

Benefits of HeartCode Courses

  • Available to both first time and renewal learners
  • Accesses to the content anytime and any place
  • Learn at your own pace and in your own space
  • Unlimited attempts for the patient care cases
  • Unlimited attempts for the written exam

Most learners report it takes between 5-10 hours to complete the web based content (based upon the learner’s ACLS experience). Common learners who choose the HeartCode ACLS option include physicians, nurses, paramedics, and other licensed independent healthcare providers who want complete ACLS on their timetable.

Online Course Fee: $132 per person, purchased directly from www.onlineaha.org

Skill Check Session Fee: $75-$150 per person depending on course location

Learn more about how to purchase the online segment!

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