American Heart Association

CPR First Aid Training Concept

HeartSaver
First Aid & CPR/AED

Heartsaver® courses are designed for anyone with little or no medical training who need a course completion card for job, regulatory (for example, OSHA), or other requirements. These courses can also be taken by anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting.

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Basic Life Support for
the Healthcare Provider (BLS)

The AHA’s BLS course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascul  ar Care (ECC).

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BLS Instructor

The course educates instructor candidates on how to adequately use AHA Instructor teaching materials and follow AHA Instructor and course policies. Upon completion of the course, Instructors can teach the BLS Provider Course, the HeartCode BLS Hands-On Session, and any course within the Heartsaver portfolio. The BLS Instructor Essentials Course is taught in a blended learning format. AHA BLS Instructor candidates must complete the online portion, followed by the hands-on session conducted by BLS Training Center Faculty. Prior to taking this course, candidates must have a current BLS Provider course completion card. 

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Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

The ACLS course teaches the importance of preventing cardiac arrest, high-performance teams, early and continuous high-quality CPR, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, post-cardiac arrest care, acute dysrhythmias, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

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Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

The American Heart Association’s PALS Course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. This classroom, Instructor-led course uses a series of videos and simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation, and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes