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