AHA HeartCode BLS – Online
HeartCode BLS is the AHA’s blended learning delivery method for the BLS Course. Blended learning is a combination of eLearning, in which a student completes part of the course in a self-directed manner, followed by a hands-on session.
Who should take this class?
The AHA’s BLS Course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in-facility and prehospital settings.
The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.
The online portion must be completed prior to the scheduled hands-on session. Students must arrive with online course completed and the certificate of completion printed out.
*If online course is purchased during non-business hours, online course will be sent the following business day (business hours are 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday).
- Updated to reflect new science in the 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR & ECC
- The learner has a choice of completing a pre-hospital or in hospital contextualized track.
- Learners follow a continuously adapting learning path that is personalized by the learner’s own inputs: Their performance, and their self- reported confidence level related to each probe. The course content is presented in the form of self-directed learning content, probes and Cognitive Assessment Activities.
- After completing the online portion, students will attend a structured, Instructor-led hands-on session that focuses on meaningful skills practice, debriefing, team scenarios, discussions of local protocols and skills testing.
- High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
- The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
- Important early use of an AED
- Effective ventilations using a barrier device
- Importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR
- Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants
Continuing Education Information
- Continuing Education Information: The American Heart Association is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. AMA Credit Designation Statement – Physicians. The American Heart Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. AAPA Credit Acceptance Statement – Physician Assistants AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.75 hours of Category I credit for completing this program. AANP Credit Acceptance Statement – Nurse Practitioners American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.**AMA Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE will no longer be available to claim after the 6 months claiming period. ANCC Credit Designation Statement – NursesThe maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 1.75 contact hours.**ANCC Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE will no longer be available to claim after the 6 months claiming period. ACPE Credit Designation Statement – PharmacistsACPE Credit: 1.75 Contact Hours. Universal Program Number: 0256-0000-16-830-H01-P**ACPE Credit must be claimed within 30 days of participation. ACPE credit will no longer be available to claim after the 30-day period has elapsed. Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 1.75 Basic CEHs, activity number 16-AMHA-F3-0300.**CECBEMS credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE credit will no longer be available to claim for this activity after the 6 month claiming period.
Course Completion Card or Certificate
Part 1 must be paired with a hands-on skills practice and testing session (Parts 2 and 3) with an AHA BLS Instructor. Students who successfully complete Part 1 receive a certificate that allows them entrance into a skills practice and testing session. An AHA BLS – Basic Life Support course completion card will be issued upon successful completion of all three parts.
- 20-3553 HeartCode® BLS
- 20-1102 BLS Provider Manual
- 20-1132 BLS Reference Card
- 20-3102 BLS Provider Manual eBook
- 20-3123 BLS Digital Reference Card
Online Class & Skills Test (Part 1, 2 & 3)