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Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Heartcode - Hands-on only

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Feb 8, 2021
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Altru 1300 Columbia
Grand Forks, ND

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ACLS Heartcode (Hands-on only)

This class is the hands-on session required to complete ACLS Heartcode course. ACLS HeartCode is the AHA’s blended learning delivery method for the ACLS Course. Blended learning is a combination of eLearning in which a you complete part of the course in a self-directed manner, followed by a hands-on session.

How do I complete ACLS HeartCode?

  1. Purchase and complete the online module

    You are responsible to purchase and complete the ACLS module (from the American Heart Association) prior to attending the class. Use the following link to access the HeartCode ACLS ( The American Heart Association’s HeartCode ACLS is the only accepted eLearning module for anyone desiring to register for the ACLS HeartCode (Hands-on only) Session. Do not complete ACLS eLearning modules from entities other than American Heart Association. Registrants arriving without proof of completion of the ACLS module from providers other than the American Heart Association will not be able to attend the ACLS HeartCode (Hands-on only) session.

  2. Register for ACLS HeartCode (Hands-on only) -- $85

    Class registrants will receive a confirmation for the Hands on only session enrollment. Your confirmation email will include instructions for required material in order to attend a Hands on session. Please contact Clinical Education if you have not received your confirmation email 1 week prior to the session.

  3. Arrive for your Hands-on only Session with proof of completion of your HeartCode module

Class registrants will receive information prior to the course date. Please contact Clinical Education if you have not received your e-mail three weeks prior to the course.

Class sizes are limited. Class fees must accompany registration. Participants canceling less than two weeks before class dates will be ineligible for a refund.
We reserve the right to cancel a course due to lack of enrollment, inclement weather and other circumstances as needed. In such cases, registrants will be notified and a full refund will be given. If you need special facilities or assistance relating to a disability, contact us at least two weeks prior to the course.

BLS re-certification is now included in our ACLS classes!

BLS Re-certification Requirements:

  • Participants must have a current BLS provider card.
  • Successful completion of all the tasks, including written BLS exam and hands-on skills.

Fees & Payment

$85  (Hands-on only)


This course is designed for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. Through didactic instruction and active participation in simulated cases, students will enhance their skills in the recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute arrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

Participants will have the opportunity to practice and demonstrate proficiency in the following skills used in resuscitation:

  • Systematic approach
  • High-quality BLS
  • Airway management
  • Rhythm recognition
  • Defibrillation
  • Intravenous (IV)/intraosseous (IO) access (information only)
  • Use of medications
  • Cardioversion
  • Transcutaneous pacing
  • Team dynamics

What specifically is taught in HeartCode ACLS?

After successfully completing the full HeartCode ACLS Course (online portion, followed by hands-on session), 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 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 outcome
  • 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

Course Prerequisites:

The following knowledge and skills are required for successful course completion:

  • BLS Skills
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG) rhythm interpretation for core ACLS rhythms
  • Knowledge of airway managemnt and adjuncts
  • Basic ACLS drug and pharmacology knowledge
  • Practical application of ACLS rhythms and drugs
  • Effective resuscitation team concepts

BLS re-certification is now included in our ACLS classes!

BLS Re-certification Requirements:

  • Successful completion of all the tasks, including written BLS exam and hands-on skills.


Clinical Education at 701.780.5179 or send an email

Schedule & Location


Date Time Location
1. Mon, February 08 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM Altru 1300 Columbia

Location Details

  • Altru 1300 Columbia
    (formerly Altru Rehabilitation Center)
    1300 S. Columbia Rd.
    Grand Forks, ND 58201
    Main: 701.780.5000

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