For The American Heart Association Courses & Training
Blended Learning HeartCode® BLS
HeartCode BLS is the AHA’s BLS blended learning delivery method. 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 skills session.
BLS is geared towards prehospital providers, like EMTs, paramedics, fire fighters, and in-facility hospital providers. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a course completion card, valid for two years. Please contact your employer to ensure that you are selecting the correct course.
The student has a choice of completing a pre-hospital or in-hospital contextualized track. After completing the online portion, students will attend a structured, Instructor-led hands-on session that focuses on meaningful skills practice, team scenarios, and skills testing. Where available, students may also complete the hands-on session with a HeartCode compatible manikin.
The online portion of HeartCode BLS can be completed in approximately 1 to 2 hours. Time to complete the hands-on skills session varies from 60 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the experience of the student. BLS Provider Course Completion Card, valid for two years.
Blended Learning Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED Training
The AHA’s Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED course trains participants to provide first aid, CPR, and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner. The AHA’s Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Course is designed for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for their job, regulatory (e.g., OSHA), or other requirements, or anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting.
Blended Learning Format (online portion, followed by hands-on skills session) Upon completion of the online portion, students must complete hands-on skills session with an AHA BLS or Heartsaver Instructor.
Online course run times range from 1 ¼ hours to 3 hours, and the hands-on skills session can be completed in 2 ¼ hours.* Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Course Completion Card, valid for two years **Individual learner times will vary; run times will vary based on course path and/or optional topics selected. Breaks not included in skills session timing.