(AHA Instructor-led Classroom)

Course Overview

Who Should take this course?

Heartsaver® CPR AED teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrive. Skills covered in this course choking relief in adults, children, and infants; and what to do for sudden cardiac arrest in adults, children, and infants.

This CPR AED training will teach students to provide high quality CPR and teaches students how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner.

This course is intended for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements, or it can also be taken by those who simply want to be prepared for an emergency in any type of setting.

NOTE - This course is NOT for Healthcare Providers. If you work or plan to work in a healthcare environment, please take BLS CPR (Basic Life Support CPR) to fulfill your CPR requirement.

Course Format Options

This course can be taken either in a 100% classroom format or a blended format that combines the flexibility of online training with hands-on skills practice and testing with an AHA Instructor.

100% classroom training means students are with an AHA instructor for their entire learning experience. This video-based, instructor-led course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills.

The blended format starts with the student taking the eLearning portion of the Heartsaver® CPR AED. Upon completion of the online portion, students must complete a hands-on skills session with one of our AHA Heartsaver® Instructors.

The online portion can be completed in approximately 1 hour, 45 minutes; the time to complete skills practice and testing session varies.

Students select their format option during the signup process.

Completion Card

Upon completion of this course, students receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver® First Aid Course Completion eCard via email that is valid for two years.

After enrollment and payment, students will be emailed a key-code and link that allows them access to their online course to be taken at the AHA website.

How to Claim Your AHA eCard

Objectives

After successfully completing the Heartsaver® CPR AED portion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Describe how high-quality CPR improves survival;
  • Explain the concepts of the Chain of Survival;
  • Recognize when someone needs CPR;
  • Perform high-quality CPR for an adult;
  • Describe how to perform CPR with help from others;
  • Give effective breaths by using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups;
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED on an adult;
  • Perform high-quality CPR for a child*;
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED on a child*;
  • Perform high-quality CPR for an infant*;
  • Describe when and how to help a choking adult or child*; and
  • Demonstrate how to help a choking infant*.

*Child and infant modules are optional.

All AHA courses have been updated to reflect new science from the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC and the 2015 AHA/Red Cross Guidelines for First Aid.

Course Features

 

  • Adult CPR and AED use;
  • Opioid-associated life-threatening emergencies;
  • Child CPR and AED use;
  • Infant CPR;
  • Adult, child, and infant choking;
  • Optional modules in child CPR and AED use and infant CPR, including child and infant choking; and
  • Optional exam.

Student Materials

 

Classroom

15-1020 Heartsaver CPR AED Student Workbook with:

  • Heartsaver® CPR AED Adult Reminder Card; and
  • Heartsaver® CPR AED Child & Infant Reminder Card.

Online

15-1401 Heartsaver® CPR AED Online

What are Heartsaver® Courses?

Heartsaver® courses are courses that target Non-Healthcare Professionals.

These courses are designed for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, or other requirements. These courses can also be taken by anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting. For many Heartsaver® courses, students receive a course completion card that is valid for 2 years.

The Heartsaver® Series Includes:

FAQ

Below are some frequently asked questions specific to this course.

Q - How long will this course take to complete?

Our courses are set up to take a specific amount of time. Some students may get through the training more quickly, while others may actually take longer to complete their training. Remember, this training should be used as an intricate tool in the context of an overall training program; it can be combined with other training throughout the year in order to meet any hour requirements needed.


Q - Do I have to finish the course in one sitting?

No, our courses are designed so you can start and stop as needed, allowing you to break the training up over a longer period of time. Our system will keep track of your progress, enabling you to resume where you left off upon your next login. It is important that once you start a section, you complete that section or you will need to start that section over from the beginning upon your return.


Q - Can I take the course from more than one computer?

Yes, you can take the online portion by signing in with your username and password from any location and computer with high-speed internet access. However, each computer does need to meet our basic system requirements for viewing our online courses.


Q - Will I receive a certificate for this course?

Yes, once you have completed a course, you are able to download, save or print a certificate of completion from your student account. Certificates are created in a pdf format. Users must have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader before attempting to download the completion certificate.