20-3553 HeartCode® Basic Life Support (BLS) Online

Part # 20-3553 HeartCode BLS Online is the AHA’s blended learning delivery method that uses adaptive learning technology for the AHA’s BLS Course. HeartCode BLS Online delivers quality resuscitation education by utilizing a variety of eLearning assets such as dramatizations, Cognitive Assessment Activities, illustrations, knowledge checks, and interactive activities. This self-paced delivery method provides learners a personalized learning path that adapts in real-time to the learner’s performance. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each knowledge check and each Cognitive Assessment Activity. This method of learning provides training consistency and adaptability to different learning styles. Providers first complete the cognitive portion of HeartCode BLS Online and then complete a hands-on skills session with an AHA BLS Instructor or on a simulation station, using voice-assisted manikins with real-time audio and visual feedback. Upon successful completion of the online portion of HeartCode BLS Online, a certificate of completion will be issued and can be printed in English only.

This course includes a drop-down menu that allows the learner to take the course in one of eight languages: U.S. English, IVE, Chinese Simplified, Japanese, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. Included in HeartCode BLS Online is a translated version of the BLS Provider Manual eBook (Based on the language selected). For all languages selected, the course will reference the imperial system, and other U.S. based terminology. This does not apply to IVE.

Course Description:

The goal of the BLS Course is to train participants to save the lives of victims in cardiac arrest through high-quality CPR. The AHA designed the BLS Course to teach healthcare professionals how to perform high-quality CPR individually or as part of a team. BLS skills are applicable to any healthcare setting. BLS students will learn rescue techniques for adults, children, and infants.

Course Learning Objectives:

After successfully completing the BLS Course, students should be able to

  • Describe the importance of high-quality CPR and its impact on survival
  • Describe all of the steps of the Chain of Survival and apply the BLS concepts of the Chain of Survival
  • Recognize the signs of someone needing CPR • Perform high-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
  • Describe the importance of early use of an AED and demonstrate its use
  • Provide effective ventilations by using a barrier device
  • Describe the importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitation and perform as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR
  • Describe the technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants

Course Card (issued upon successful course completion):

BLS Provider eCard (sold separately)

AHA provider eCards are available for purchase only to authorized AHA Training Center Coordinators. Training Centers are responsible for allocating and/or monitoring eCards for Training Sites.

Course Intended Audience:

This course is designed for healthcare providers and trained first responders who provide care to patients in a wide variety of settings or by those in a healthcare training program.

Replaces: 15-3254 (HeartCode BLS Online)

ISBN: 978-1-61669-796-9

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