American Heart Association Courses
Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers
This course is for nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, first responders, nurse’s aides, medical assistants, respiratory therapists, and other allied health personnel. Here, you’ll gain the basic knowledge and skills to identify, evaluate, and manage patients suffering from cardiac arrest, stroke, foreign-body airway obstruction, and other cardiopulmonary emergencies until advanced treatment.
You’ll also practice adult, child, and infant CPR and automated external defibrillation skills, and must pass a written exam and skills test to qualify for a course completion card.
Heartsaver First Aid with CPR and AED
Designed for police, firefighters, security guards, teachers, trainers, and others required to respond in an emergency—and anyone who wants to learn first aid or CPR—this course will train you to provide basic first aid to adult and child patients. CPR and AED training is hands-on, and additional courses include safety, hand washing, and other skills recommended by OSHA. Demonstration of skills is required to qualify for a course completion card.
AHA BLS/CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor Course
Here, you’ll train to become an AHA instructor for all BLS and Heartsaver courses, including adult and pediatric disciplines. BLS for Health Care Providers, First Aid, CPR, AED, including Family and Friends courses are covered. You must complete an electronic AHA BLS Instructors Essentials Course and perform student teaching. The Basic Life Support program trains medical, nursing, allied health, and emergency medical personnel to recognize, assess, and manage adults, infants, and children with stroke, acute coronary syndromes, choking, cardiopulmonary arrest, and a variety of basic emergencies.
Complete the BLS Instructor Essentials Course Online
- Attend the classroom portion of the course.
- Bring copies of your current AHA CPR or First Aid provider cards and the BLS Essentials certificate.
- Student teach with one of our instructors.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
ACLS is designed to provide the knowledge and skills to identify, evaluate, and manage adult patients suffering from cardiac arrest, ischemic chest pain, and other acute coronary syndromes. Through a variety of simulated scenarios and learning stations, you’ll build your skills in airway management, rhythm recognition, BLS techniques, medication administration, defibrillation, and other electrical interventions. The course is for paramedics, nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists, and other medical professionals. You must pass a written exam and skills test to qualify for an ACLS course completion card. Please complete and bring a copy of the pre-test online.
(PEARS) Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization
The goal of PEARS is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured infants and children, improving their outcomes. In this course, you’ll learn how to recognize respiratory distress, shock, and cardiac arrest, and to provide appropriate lifesaving interventions within the initial minutes of response until the child is transferred to an advanced life support provider. Course content is explored through a series of case studies, case simulations, and videos. This course is appropriate for EMTs and other health care professions without extensive background in rhythm interpretation. Students are required to pass a written exam and skills test to qualify for a course completion card.
(PALS) AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support
PALS is intended for paramedics, nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists, and some other medical professionals. The course is designed to give you the knowledge and skills to identify, evaluate, and manage critically ill or injured pediatric patients. You’ll practice a variety of simulated scenarios and learning stations aimed at increasing your skill level with airway management, BLS and ALS techniques, medication administration, defibrillation, and trauma interventions. You must pass a written exam and skills test to qualify for a PALS Course Completion Card. Please complete and bring a copy of the pre-test online.