Every two minutes someone dies as a result of sudden cardiac arrest. The good news is that, in recent years, prehospital and inpatient survival rates from sudden cardiac arrest have been improving as a result of better education and training. Basic and advanced cardiac life support (BCLS/ACLS) skills have helped healthcare professionals intervene effectively, ensuring better outcomes. To help these healthcare professionals, Mosby’s eLearning has introduced ACLS Blended Learning Solution.
ACLS Blended Learning Solution is a training certification solution that educates healthcare professionals about adult advanced cardiac life support. Developed in coordination with the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI), it is a convenient, flexible method that allows healthcare professionals and their employers to access ACLS content whenever and wherever they choose. The program combines online training with face-to-face verification of skills by an ASHI-authorized instructor, allowing instructors and learners to devote more time and energy to developing important skills and effectiveness in managing patients who experience sudden cardiac arrest. In addition, the flexibility and productivity of the program helps contain the cost of this important training at a time when institutions face ever-tightening budgets.
ACLS Blended Learning Solution is an evidence-based program that meets The Joint Commission’s requirements for resuscitation training. Like the American Heart Association’s advanced cardiac life support training programs, this program is based on the 2005 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Science with Treatment Recommendations.
Eight core online lessons provide a solid educational foundation for ACLS:
- The ABCDs of emergency cardiac care
- Airway management: Oxygenation and ventilation
- Rhythm recognition
- Electrical therapy
- Vascular access and medications
- Acute coronary syndromes
- Stroke and special resuscitation situations
- Putting it all together
Case studies of patients in need of advanced cardiac intervention are included. A final exam offers continuing education credit. Those who successfully complete the course and skills verification become ACLS certified (or recertified).
Complete with detailed, full-color images on nearly every screen and an e-version of Mosby’s ACLS Study Guide, 3rd ed., the ACLS Blended Learning Solution offers healthcare organizations less burdensome, less expensive, and more flexible access to certification and recertification in adult advanced cardiac life support, providing the foundation needed to achieve and maintain excellence among staff members while promoting safety and the best possible patient outcomes.
To learn more about ACLS Blended Learning Solution, visit http://www.mcstrategies.com/acls or call 1.866.416.6697.