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Heartcode . May 20,2010. HeartCode. HeartCode ACLS. HeartCode BLS. Learning technology by Laerdal. What is HeartCode?. Self-directed, self-paced alternative to the traditional classroom-based course for the American Heart Association’s BLS/HCP or ACLS course.

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May 20,2010

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HeartCode ACLS

HeartCode BLS

Learning technology by Laerdal

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What is HeartCode?

  • Self-directed, self-pacedalternative to the traditional classroom-based course for the American Heart Association’s BLS/HCP or ACLS course.

  • Uses eSimulation Technology, Scenario-based Learning with intelligent debriefing on correct and incorrect actions

  • Allows students to practice at their own pace, and to receive feedback on their skill proficiency using Voice Assisted Manikins (VAM)

  • Combines educational material with entertaining interactivity to engage learners

  • Approved for both the initial and renewal certification.

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Key Players

Learning technology by Laerdal

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How does the HeartCode BLS Program Work?

Healthcare Providers can receive

AHA course certification in just 3 easy steps!

Part 2: Skills Testing

2 options - manikins

or live

Part 1: Cognitive portion

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What are the Benefits of HeartCode?

Benefits to the Student/Provider…


  • Mini games & interactive patient scenarios test cognitive knowledge – Learning Made Real

  • Immerse yourself in learning by virtually treating patients

  • Provides instant feedback on strengths/weaknesses via detailed debriefing

  • Fun, challenging, change of pace from traditional course

    Competence + Compliance

  • Research-proven to be effective

  • Acquisition of skills made easy

  • Allows students to earn up to 12 CME/CE/CEH credits from AHA (HeartCode ACLS only)


  • Work at your own pace, on your own schedule

  • At work, at home, on the ward, or in the dorm

  • Less time than traditional course

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What are the Benefits of HeartCode?

Benefits to the Institution …


  • Moves beyond knowledge to decision-making

  • Adapts to the skill level of the learner

  • Combines educational material with entertaining interactivity

    Compliance + Competence

  • Standardized instruction helps ensure competence across an institution

  • Helps monitor staff performance and certification status

  • Addresses risk management concerns for regulatory compliance

  • Measurable outcomes with a completion card


  • Train more people in less time

  • Motivates staff due to convenience, fun & challenging testing

  • Eliminate the need to hire replacement staff

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Key Questions

  • How many students do you train in BLS/HCP & ACLS annually?

  • Where do your students go now ?

  • Courses structure – Where? When? What equipment?

  • What are biggest challenges/obstacles (over full classes, physicians not attending, lack of instructors, etc.)?

  • Do you charge for the course? How much do you charge employees vs. non-employees?

  • What does it cost you per student to teach the course? Don’t forget hourly rates in OT, replacing staff on the floor, books, facilities, etc.

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HeartCode BLS Delivery Methods

  • On a single PC

  • Multiple PCsor Your Intranet

  • Web-basedHealthStream or any LMS

    Available Now.

    web-based available via www.laerdal.com & www.onlineaha.org