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Heartsaver First Aid Online has been updated to reflect new science from the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC and the 2015 AHA/Red Cross Guidelines for First Aid. This course covers first aid basics for the most common first aid emergencies, including how to recognize them, how to call for help, and how to perform lifesaving skills.

Heartsaver First Aid Online is the eLearning portion of the Heartsaver First Aid Blended Learning Course and teaches information needed for first aid training. Upon completion of the online portion, students must complete a hands-on session with an AHA Instructor.

  • 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
  • Includes interactive exercises and videos to engage students and provide periodic points of knowledge transference
  • Certificate of completion available to print when the online portion has been completed successfully

  • Students have access to all information in the online course for 24 months after activation of their key to help reinforce what they have learned
  • Includes audio and transcript for any students who may have a hearing or visual disability
  • Screen and text-sized options help meet diverse learning needs
  • Navigation controls provide students with the flexibility to move easily through content and customize their personal learning experience

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Course Content

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to

  • List the priorities, roles, and responsibilities of first aid rescuers
  • Describe the key steps in first aid
  • Remove protective gloves
  • Find the problem
  • Describe the assessment and first aid actions for the following life-threatening conditions: heart attack, difficulty breathing, choking, severe bleeding, shock, and stroke
  • Use an epinephrine pen

  • Control bleeding and bandaging
  • Recognize elements of common injuries
  • Recognize elements of common illnesses
  • Describe how to find information on preventing illness and injury
  • Recognize the legal questions that apply to first aid rescuers

Additional Information

Instructor Materials

  • 15-1019 Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED DVD Set
  • 15-1023 Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Instructor Manual
  • 15-3114 Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED Instructor Manual eBook

Student Materials

  • 15-1402 Heartsaver First Aid Online

  • Heartsaver Blended Learning courses include an online portion, followed by a hands-on session with an AHA BLS or Heartsaver Instructor
  • The online portion can be completed in approximately 3½ hours; the time to complete skills practice and testing session varies

  • A certificate of completion is available to print when the online portion has been completed successfully
  • For greater success, it is recommended that the hands-on skills session be conducted shortly after completing the online portion
  • Upon successful completion of both the online and hands-on portions of the course, students will receive a Heartsaver First Aid course completion card (print or eCard), valid for 2 years

Changes: April 28, 2017
Heartsaver First Aid Online (PDF opens new window)
ISBN 978-1-61669-442-5, AHA Product Number 15-1402

Heartsaver First Aid Online
Continuing Education Accreditation- General Audience

IACET (General Audience) – July 25, 2016 – July 24, 2019

The American Heart Association is accredited?by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).??The American Heart Association complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, the American Heart Association is authorized to issue the IACET 0.30 CEU.