AHA Heartcode® BLS Online

$36.00

HeartCode® BLS is the AHA’s blended learning delivery method for the BLS Course. HeartCode® blended learning delivers quality resuscitation education regardless of where providers are located and gives them more control to complete the course at their own pace. Providers first complete the online portion of HeartCode® BLS and then complete a hands-on skills session with an AHA BLS Instructor or on a simulation station.

Description

AHA Heartcode® BLS Online

AHA HeartCode® BLS Online is an innovative training program designed to provide Basic Life Support (BLS) certification conveniently and efficiently. Developed by the American Heart Association (AHA), it combines online coursework with hands-on skills practice and assessment. Learners can complete the didactic portion at their own pace through interactive modules, covering topics like CPR, AED usage, and relief of choking. Following the online component, participants attend an in-person skills session to demonstrate their proficiency in life-saving techniques under the guidance of certified instructors. This blended learning approach ensures flexibility without compromising the quality of BLS training, empowering individuals to respond effectively to cardiac emergencies.

 

Completing HeartCode® BLS online

Training involves several steps:

  1. Enrollment: Register for the HeartCode® BLS course through an authorized American Heart Association (AHA) training center or online platform.
  2. Online Modules: Access the online learning platform and complete the interactive modules covering BLS at your own pace.
  3. Knowledge Assessment: After completing the online modules, take the knowledge assessment to evaluate your understanding of BLS principles and procedures.
  4. Skills Practice: Schedule an in-person skills practice session with a certified AHA BLS instructor. During this session, you’ll have the opportunity to practice CPR and other BLS skills using training manikins and receive guidance from the instructor.
  5. Skills Assessment: Following the skills practice session, demonstrate your proficiency in BLS skills during a skills assessment. The instructor will evaluate your performance and provide feedback.
  6. Certification: Upon successful completion of both the online modules and the in-person skills sessions, you will receive your BLS certification from the American Heart Association, valid for two years.

 

Accessing your Heartcode® BLS online training

You will receive an email with a URL for your course, plus instructions for activating your purchase. If you do not see the email in your inbox, please check your spam or junk mail folder. If you cannot locate the email, please contact us at sparchman@codebluetraining.org

For instructors distributing the course to your students, the email will guide you through the process step by step. You may forward the email to your students along with their individual codes, or instructions on how to provide access through a specific platform or learning management system.

Rest assured, the instructions will be straightforward and user-friendly, ensuring a seamless experience for both you and your students. Enjoy the convenience and flexibility of digital learning with the AHA Heartcode® BLS online!

 

Fulfillment time on AHA Heartcode® Course Purchases

all online course orders will be fulfilled within 48 hours of the purchase. Please plan accordingly if purchasing AHA HeartCode® BLS online in anticipation of an upcoming class.

 

Code Blue Training

By purchasing HeartCode® BLS online from us, you’re not just acquiring a digital resource, you’re investing in the knowledge and skills needed to save lives confidently and effectively. Join the countless healthcare professionals who trust us for their BLS training needs.

 

Questions? Check out the FAQ guide below!

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Additional information

Description

Description
HeartCode® BLS is the AHA’s blended learning delivery method for the BLS Course. HeartCode® blended learning delivers quality resuscitation education regardless of where providers are located and gives them more control to complete the course at their own pace. Providers first complete the online portion of HeartCode® BLS and then complete a hands-on skills session with an AHA BLS Instructor or on a simulation station.

Access to the BLS Provider Manual eBook (20-3102) is included with HeartCode® BLS. You will be able to access the Provider Manual from within the course.

This product has been updated with new science from the 2020 Guidelines for CPR and ECC and replaces the previous version (15-3254).

How does the 2020 Guidelines version of HeartCode® differ from the 2015 Guidelines version of HeartCode®?

The 2020 Guidelines HeartCode® uses a personalized adaptive algorithm that sets students on the most efficient path to mastery. Students follow a continuously adapting learning path that is personalized by their own inputs: their performance, and their self- reported confidence level related to each probing question. The course content is presented in the form of self-directed learning content, probing questions, and Cognitive Assessment Activities (CAAs).

Included With Purchase

Included With Purchase
Access to the BLS Provider Manual eBook is included with HeartCode® BLS. You will be able to access the Provider Manual from within the course.

Technical Requirements

Technical Requirements
Supported Web Browsers: Latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari

Operating Systems and Computing Hardware: Win8+ with 4GB+ RAM, MacOS 10.13+ with 4GB+ RAM, Android 8+ with 2GB+ RAM, iOS 11+ with 2GB+ RAM

Internet Connection: Broadband – Fiber, wireless, DSL, cable modem

While the system will run in smaller screen sizes, these are the recommended minimum sizes for the best experience: 4" (mobile) or higher

Please refer to elearning.heart.org for specific course technical requirements.

Product Specifications

Product Specifications
Associated Course : BLS
Format : Online Course
Product Type : Blended and eLearning

Continuing Education Information

Continuing Education Information
HeartCode Basic Life Support (BLS) Online Course; Enduring Web course

Original Release Date: 10/21/2020

Last Review Date: September 2023

Termination Date: 10/19/2026

Description
HeartCode BLS is the online portion of BLS blended learning that will adequately prepare students for hands-on practice and testing of BLS skills. It uses a variety of eLearning assets such as dramatizations, eSimulations, animations, self-direct learning, and interactive activities to teach students BLS knowledge and skills.

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

1. Describe the importance of high-quality CPR and its impact on survival
2. Describe all of the steps of the Chain of Survival
3. Apply the BLS concepts of the Chain of Survival
4. Recognize the signs of someone needing CPR
5. Perform high-quality CPR for an adult
6. Describe the importance of early use of an AED
7. Demonstrate the appropriate use of an AED
8. Provide effective ventilation by using a barrier device
9. Perform high-quality CPR for a child
10. Describe the importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitation
11. Perform as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR
12. Perform high-quality CPR for an infant
13. Describe the technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction for an adult or child
14. Describe the technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction for an infant

Accreditation Terms

Joint Accreditation: 10/20/2023 – 10/19/2026

CAPCE: 10/20/2023 – 10/19/2026

AARC: N/A

Accreditation Statements

Joint Accreditation Statements
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by The American Heart Association. The American Heart Association is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA Credit Designation Statement – Physicians
The American Heart Association designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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 1.00 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 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

ANCC Credit Designation Statement – Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 1.00 contact hours.

ACPE Credit Designation Statement – Pharmacists
ACPE Credit: 0.75 Contact Hours. Universal Program Number: JA0000134-0000-23-131-H04-P

Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services
This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), for 0.75 Basic CEHs, activity number 23-AMHA-F4-0033.

By claiming CAPCE credit, the claimant acknowledges the following: I understand that the American Heart Association as a requirement of CAPCE accreditation will submit a record of my course completions to the CAPCE AMS. I further understand that my course completion records may be accessed by or shared with such regulators as state EMS offices, training officers, and NREMT on a password-protected, need-to-know basis. In addition, I understand that I may review my record of CAPCE-accredited course completions by contacting CAPCE.

Participation and Successful Completion
I. Learners will register through RQI 1Stop or related LMS
II. Attendees will claim credit on a variety of online LMS

Successful completion of this CE activity includes the following:

1. Complete all portions of the online course
2. Complete the course evaluation
3. Print the Certificate/Statement of Credit

Disclosure Statement
All persons in a position to control educational content of a CE activity provided by the American Heart Association must disclose to the audience all financial relationships with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. The presence or absence of all financial relationships will be disclosed to the audience in activity materials. All unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed will also be disclosed to the audience. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.

The following authors/faculty have declared NO financial interest(s) and/or affiliations:

Jose G. Cabanas, MD, MPH
Jeanette Previdi, MPH, RN
Bryan Fischberg, NRP
Sarah Livings, PharmD
Kenza Martin, MSHSA, RN, PMP
Amber Hoover, RN, MSN
Comilla Sasson, MD, PhD
Deanna Rodriguez, MBA
Lauren Sanderson, MS

Target Audiences
1. Physicians
2. Physician Assistants
3. Nurse Practitioners
4. Nurses
5. Pharmacists
6. EMS

ADA Statement
The American Heart Association does not provide advice to Training Centers on ADA requirements or any other laws, rules, or regulations. Training Centers must determine accommodations necessary to comply with applicable laws. AHA recommends consultation with legal counsel.
Core curriculum change requests for accessibility purposes must be scientifically based and approved in advance in writing by the AHA ECC Science & Product Development department; otherwise, a student must be able to successfully perform all course requirements (skills and written tests as indicated) to receive a course completion card. Reasonable accommodations may be made, such as placing the manikin on a table at the height necessary for wheelchair- bound individuals. However, the skills must be satisfactorily completed during the testing sessions.
Guidelines for accommodating students with special needs or disabilities may be found in the Program Administration Manual.

Audience

Audience
This 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 hospital and pre-hospital settings.