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eBook Edition: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Instructor Manual Expanded View
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eBook Edition: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Instructor Manual

The eBook version of the Instructor manual for the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) course. Provides lesson plans and information for teaching the course in a classroom-based or blended-learning format, and for teaching the update course in a classroom-based format. Includes 58 lesson plans for the classroom-based initial course, 3 lesson plans for the classroom-based update course, and 2 lesson plans for the blended-learning course, plus electronic access to supplementary information and tools. Each Instructor must have his or her own eBook. Based on the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR and ECC. PC, Mac®, and iOS compatible. Please include an e-mail address when ordering. The access code and instructions on how to access the eBook will be e-mailed to you, usually within 1 business day. NOTE: This product is not eligible for the standard 30-day return policy.

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Course Overview

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 manual:

  • includes essential information and lesson plans Instructors need to teach the classroom-based ACLS course on an initial or a renewal basis, as well as the blended-learning classroom portion
  • provides detailed lesson plans for teaching the ACLS course (58 lesson plans for the classroom-based initial course, 3 lesson plans for the classroom-based update course, and 2 lesson plans for the blended-learning course)
  • includes supplemental information and tools:
    • Precourse Materials
      • Equipment List
      • Sample Agenda for ACLS Course -- 12 Students
      • Sample Agenda for ACLS Course -- 24 Students
      • Sample Agenda for ACLS Update Course -- 12 Students
      • Sample Agenda for ACLS Update Course -- 24 Students
      • Sample Precourse Letter -- Student
      • Sample Precourse Letter -- HeartCode Student (blended learning)
      • ACLS Case Scenario Template
    • Course Materials
      • 2015 Science Summary Table
      • ACLS Code Timer/Recorder Sheet
      • ACLS Medication Sheets
      • ACLS Full Lesson Plans
      • ACLS Update Lesson Plans
      • HeartCode ACLS Lesson Plans (blended learning)
      • ACLS Learning Station Checklists
      • High-Quality BLS Skills Testing Checklist
      • Airway Management Skills Testing Checklist
      • ACLS Megacode Testing Checklists
      • Life Is Why™ Activity Page
    • Learning Station and Megacode Testing Scenarios
      • ACLS Learning Station Scenarios and Debriefing Tool
      • ACLS Megacode Testing Scenarios

Manual is for use by American Heart Association ACLS Instructors. Each Instructor must have his or her own copy of the Instructor manual eBook for teaching the ACLS course.

Please include an e-mail address when ordering. The access code and instructions on how to access the eBook will be e-mailed to you, usually within 1 business day. NOTE: This product is not eligible for the standard 30-day return policy.

Dimensions and Specifications

PC, Mac®, and iOS compatible

Additional Supplies Needed for Operation

Computer or device with Internet connection and a current Web browser

Windows:

  • Internet Explorer, version 9.0 (partial support; some features may not work as expected), version 10.0 (full support), and above
  • Mozilla Firefox, version 30 and above
  • Google Chrome, version 35 and above
  • Opera, version 23 and above

Mac:

  • Safari, version 5.3
  • Firefox, version 18
  • Opera, version 23 and above

Note: For full functionality, use Flash, version 18.0.0.160 and above

Offline viewing on PC or Mac:

  • iPublishCentral reader (download from the My Bookshelf page at
    http://eBooks.heart.org)
  • Adobe Air, latest version

Android tablet app:

  • Android 4.0 or later
  • Access to Google Play Market to download free AHA eBooks app
  • RAM 2GB
  • Available memory space: 500MB and above

iPad app:

  • Requires iOS 6.0 or later
  • Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
  • Available memory space: 500MB and above

To teach the ACLS course, you will also need:

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Provider Manual print edition (item no. EC15-1005) or eBook edition (item no. EC15-3100)
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) DVD Set (item no. EC15-1004)
  • 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
  • training manikins

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the return policy on eBooks?
A: All eBook sales are final. Please ensure that you are purchasing the correct title for your needs before placing your order, as eBooks may not be returned or exchanged. Please also confirm that computers or mobile devices will be allowed in the classroom before you order eBooks.

Q: How do I redeem my eBook access codes after I receive them?
A: Instructions for redemption will be e-mailed to you along with the access codes. (Please be sure to include an e-mail address when you order.)

Q: Can I print this eBook?
A: American Heart Association eBooks are not intended to be printed. Printing and copying restrictions apply.

Q: Does this eBook come with an Instructor CD like the print edition does?
A: No, but all the information from the Instructor CD is available electronically.

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