The MGH Healthcare Transformation Lab (HTL) has entered into an ongoing collaboration with the American Heart Association (AHA) to develop a mobile app to assist clinicians – nationwide – in caring for patients requiring Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). This MGH ACLS app was developed for front-line clinicians, especially resident physicians and COVID-19 redeployed physicians with limited experience directing a code, to address the unmet needs of existing solutions. It provides a user-friendly, AHA-certified resource for navigating ACLS-specific clinical protocols and efficiently responding to such emergencies. Importantly, the app also includes critical protocol updates for COVID-19 that were released by the AHA in April 2020. All ACLS content in the app has been developed, studied, and vetted by the AHA.
Adult Cardiac Life Support:
• Cardiac Arrest
• Cardiac Arrest (for Suspected/Confirmed COVID-19 Patients)
• Post Cardiac Arrest Care
How to Download the App
2. Click “Install”
How to Use the App
When you open the app, you will see the home screen pictured left, which provides options for viewing the protocols of different ACLS-related emergencies (See Tables 1-3 below). The protocols and resources provided are unique to each condition.
Table 1: Example Protocol – ACLS Cardiac Arrest
Table 2: Example Protocol – ACLS Tachycardia
Table 3: Example Protocol – ACLS Cardiac Arrest (COVID-19)
MGH ACLS App represents a collaboration between the MGH Healthcare Transformation Lab, and American Heart Association. (The app is currently only available for iOS, but it will be available for Android soon)