The  Heartsaver® Bloodborne Pathogens Online course teaches students how to protect themselves and others from being exposed to blood or blood-containing materials.

This course is designed to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for bloodborne pathogens training when paired with site-specific instruction.

This course is designed for any workers with a reasonable chance of coming into contact with bloodborne pathogens such as:

  • Correctional Officers
  • Childcare workers
  • Security Guards
  • Maintenance workers
  • School personnel
  • Hotel Housekeepers
  • Health and Fitness Club Staff 
  • Tattoo Artists
  • Interactive questions and video segments
  • Content is based on the PACT acronym to reinforce critical learning points
  • Downloadable Participation Certificate is available
  • Can start, stop and return to online modules as needed
  • Provides an alternative to classroom-based course

Purchase Options

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AHA Approved Distributors

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Channing Bete Company Inc.

Laerdal Medical Corporation



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Course Content

AHA’s course uses the PACT acronym (Protect, Act, Clean, Tell) and slogan, “Make a PACT, Know How to Act,” to help students learn and easily recall bloodborne pathogens training. Students learn how to:
  • Protect themselves from exposure to bloodborne pathogens 
  • Act when exposed to blood or blood-containing materials in the workplace
  • Clean themselves and the area when exposed to blood or blood-containing materials in the workplace 
  • Tell or report any exposure to blood or blood-containing materials in the workplace

Additional Information

Student Materials

80-1501 Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens Online

eLearning (online lessons)

Students can access downloadable Participation Certificate upon course completion.

How It Works: Students complete a series of online lessons and interactive questions. No skills session is required.

Frequently Asked Questions for Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens

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. 

80-2370 Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens; Spanish (classroom)