American Heart Association
Heartsaver 2020

The AHA’s Heartsaver Courses provide the highest quality training in first aid and/or CPR and use of an AED.  Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED courses emphasize emergencies that commonly occur with children and infants. Heartsaver courses are designed for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, licensing, or regulatory (e.g., OSHA) requirements. Heartsaver courses can also be taken by anyone who wants to be prepared to act in an emergency.  With classroom and online "blended" learning options, Heartsaver courses offer flexibility for students to select the appropriate training solution to fit their needs.

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Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED  

Courses Include:

Heartsaver CPR AED, Heartsaver First Aid and Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED 

Heartsaver CPR AED: 

Students learn and perform high - quality CPR and AED use on an adult with optional learning of these skills in children and infants. (Estimated course time 1.5 hours)

Heartsaver First Aid

Students learn assessment and first aid actions for these life-threatening conditions: heart attack, difficulty breathing, choking, severe bleeding, shock, and stroke.  Students demonstrated use of the an epinephrine pen and control of bleeding and bandaging application. (Estimated course time 2 hours)

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED:

For students who must take both CPR AED and First Aid, the AHA has designed course paths to address their specific needs. Students should check with their respective agencies to ensure these course paths fulfill their requirements.

  • Heartsaver Total – This comprehensive curriculum is designed to meet licensing requirements for Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other regulatory agencies. (Estimated course time 3.5 hours)

  • Heartsaver – This shortened and targeted version of the course focuses on core curriculum and skills. It is designed to be flexible for students who need to review only specific topics to meet course requirements to obtain a course completion card. However, it is not regulatory or OSHA compliant. (Estimated course time 2.5 hours)

  • Office – This sample profession-based course path for that is appropriate for office employees. (Estimated course time 2.5 hours)

  • Educator – This sample profession-based course path designed for teachers, administrators, bus drivers, daycare employees, and other professionals working in school settings. (Estimated course time 3 hours)  Note: Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED is also a course option for childcare professionals.

Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED  

Courses Include:

Child CPR AED, Infant CPR, Pediatric First Aid and

Pediatric First Aid CPR AED 

Child CPR AED and / or Infant CPR: 

Students learn and perform high - quality CPR and AED use on an children and infants with optional lesson for adult CPR AED. (Estimated course time 2 - 2.5 hours)

Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid

Students learn assessment and first aid actions for these life-threatening conditions:  difficulty breathing, choking, severe bleeding, and shock.  Students demonstrated use of the an epinephrine pen and control of bleeding and bandaging application. (Estimated course time 2 - 2.5 hours)

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED:

For students who must take both CPR AED and First Aid, the AHA has designed course paths to address their specific needs. Students should check with their respective agencies to ensure these course paths fulfill their requirements. (Estimate course time 3.5 - 5 hours)

  • Heartsaver Total – This comprehensive curriculum is designed to meet licensing requirements for Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other regulatory agencies. (Estimated course time 4.5 - 5 hours)

  • Heartsaver – This shortened and targeted version of the course focuses on core curriculum and skills. It is designed to be flexible for students who need to review only specific topics to meet course requirements to obtain a course completion card. However, it is not regulatory or OSHA compliant. (Estimated course time 3.5 hours)

  • Babysitter – Focuses on the first aid needs of babysitters (Estimated course time 3.5 hours)

  • Water Safety – Provides general information for the best safety practices around water (Estimated course time 3.5 hours)  

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Heartsaver Pediatric
Blended Learning 2020

Q: What is "blended learning"?

A: AHA blended learning combines independent online learning and hands - on skills practice and testing with an AHA Instructor.  Students have the flexibility to take the cognitive portion of the course at their own pace, location, and on their own schedule. Heartsaver First Aid and CPR AED eLearning Courses use  dramatizations, animations, self-directed learning, and interactive activities to teach first aid and/or CPR AED skills. The online portion of Heartsaver blended learning courses contain required exercises which must be completed before the student can receive a certificate of completion. 

Q: What's unique about Heartsaver online?

A: Features of the 2020 Heartsaver online include:

  • Students have the convenience of completing the course at their own pace at work, home, or wherever Internet access is available.

  • Can be used for initial or renewal training.

  • Students have access to all information in the online portion for 24 months after activation of their key to help reinforce what they have learned.

  • Includes audio and transcript for students who may have a hearing or visual disability

  • Certificate of completion available to print when the online portion has been completed successfully

Q: How long does it take to complete Heartsaver online courses?
A: Because of the adaptive technology used in these courses, the completion time for the online portion of HeartCode courses varies based on the student’s self-assessment and knowledge of the cognitive material. 

Q: How do students access the Heartsaver online courses?
A: Once a student is either issued or purchases a license for the online portion of a Heartsaver course, the student will go to eLearning.heart.org to activate the license and complete the online portion of the course. Licenses can be purchased by either students directly or issued by Instructors.  You will have the opportunity to purchase a Heartsaver online license at that time of your registration with us. 

Q: What is required for student entry into an Instructor-led hands-on skills session for Heartsaver?
A: Upon successful completion of the online portion, students receive a certificate of completion, which they must present for entry into an Instructor-led hands-on skills session.

Q: Will I receive an AHA certification card after completing blended learning?

A: Yes. Completing an AHA course using the "blended learning" format fulfills the same course requirements as an Instructor - led course.  An AHA certification card is issued with successful completion of any AHA blended learning course.