AHA ONLINE CLASSES

BLS for Healthcare Providers Online

The American Heart Association’s BLS for Healthcare Providers Online Part 1 Course, Web-based and accessible 24 hours a day, provides a flexible alternative to classroom training. Through case-based scenarios, interactive activities and videos, this course teaches the concepts of both single-rescuer and team basic life support.

Course Content

  • Key changes in basic life support, reflecting new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Critical concepts in high-quality CPR
  • The American Heart Association Chain of Survival
  • 1-rescuer CPR and AED for adults, children and infants
  • 2-rescuer CPR and AED for adults, children and infants
  • Differences among adult, child and infant rescue techniques
  • Bag-mask techniques for adults, children and infants
  • Rescue breathing for adults, children and infants
  • Relief of choking for adults, children and infants
  • CPR with an advanced airway*

* This is an introduction to the compression and ventilation rates for a patient who has an advanced airway in place. For more information on advanced airways, please refer to the Airway Management Course.

Course Format

eLearning (online lessons blended with hands-on skills session)

Takes approximately 1-2 hours to complete Part 1. Additional time required for skills practice and testing ( Parts 2 and 3).

Features

  • Updated Science based content
  • Self-directed, Web based
  • Access to BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual
  • Downloadable algorithms
  • BLS for Healthcare  Providers Pocket Reference Card

Course Completion

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 for Healthcare Providers course completion card will be issued upon successful completion of all three parts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does the AHA determine the cost for all training courses and the accompanying course materials?

A: Costs for courses and materials are determined by Training Centers or Instructors and may vary. The AHA does not regulate price; however, provides its authorized distributors suggested retail pricing on course materials.

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