AHA: HeartCode BLS 15-1400

HeartCode® BLS

HeartCode BLS uses a variety of eLearning assets such as dramatizations, eSimulations, animations, self-directed learning, and interactive activities to teach students BLS knowledge and skills.

After completing the online portion, students attend a structured BLS Hands-On Session with an AHA Instructor. This session focuses on meaningful skills practice, debriefing, team scenarios, discussions of local protocols, and skills testing. Where available, students may also complete the hands-on session with a voice-assisted manikin (VAM).

Primary Audience:

HeartCode BLS is for healthcare professionals seeking an alternative method for completing an initial or renewal BLS Course.

Features:

Updated science and education reflecting the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC

Includes in-facility and prehospital tracks; student chooses his/her track before starting the HeartCode BLS Online Portion

Enhanced learning experience through eSimulations, life-like animations, video scenarios, and knowledge checks

Course Content:

 New science and education from the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC

 The components of high-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants

 The AHA Chain of Survival for prehospital and in-facility providers

 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

Skills Session Required:

Blended Learning (online portion, followed by hands-on session)

The online portion of HeartCode BLS can be completed in approximately 1 to 2 hours. Time to complete the hands-on session varies from 2 hours, 45 minutes, to 70 minutes, depending on the experience of the student.