The American Heart Association’s Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Online Part 1 Course, Web-based and accessible 24 hours a day, provides a flexible alternative to classroom training. Through case-based scenarios, interactive activities and videos, this course teaches the concepts of both single-rescuer and team basic life support.

Healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.

Features
  • Updated Science based content
  • Self-directed, Web based
  • Access to BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual
  • Downloadable algorithms
  • BLS for Healthcare  Providers Pocket Reference Card

Purchase Options

AHA Training Centers

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Channing Bete Company

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eLearning

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Go to OnlineAHA.org to register and complete online courses.



Course Content

  • Key changes in basic life support, reflecting new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Critical concepts in high-quality CPR
  • The American Heart Association Chain of Survival
  • 1-rescuer CPR and AED for adults, children and infants
  • 2-rescuer CPR and AED for adults, children and infants
  • Differences among adult, child and infant rescue techniques
  • Bag-mask techniques for adults, children and infants
  • Rescue breathing for adults, children and infants
  • Relief of choking for adults, children and infants
  • CPR with an advanced airway*

* This is an introduction to the compression and ventilation rates for a patient who has an advanced airway in place. For more information on advanced airways, please refer to the Airway Management Course.

Additional Information

Instructor Materials

90-1035 BLS for Healthcare Providers Course and Renewal Course DVD
 
90-1036 BLS for Healthcare Providers Instructor Manual

90-1037 BLS for Healthcare Providers Instructor Package, includes:
  • BLS for Healthcare Providers Instructor Manual
  • BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual with Pocket Reference Card
  • BLS for Healthcare Providers Course and Renewal Course DVD
  • AHA stopwatch
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Student Materials

90-1403  BLS for Healthcare Providers Online Part 1

eLearning (online lessons blended with hands-on skills session)

Takes approximately 1-2 hours to complete Part 1. Additional time required for skills practice and testing ( Parts 2 and 3).

Part 1 must be paired with a hands-on skills practice and testing session (Parts 2 and 3) with an AHA BLS Instructor. Students who successfully complete Part 1 receive a certificate that allows them entrance into a skills practice and testing session. An AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers course completion card will be issued upon successful completion of all three parts.

Frequently Asked Questions for BLS for Healthcare Providers Online Part 1 (PDF)

Q: Does the AHA determine the cost for all training courses and the accompanying course materials?

A: Costs for courses and materials are determined by Training Centers or Instructors and may vary.
     The AHA does not regulate price; however, provides its authorized distributors suggested retail pricing on 
     course materials.