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eLearning Updated to reflect 2015 Guidelines CPR & ECC

The AHA's Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens Online Course has been updated to reflect updates to the Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29CFR 1910.1030), which is published by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

This self-directed eLearning course teaches employees how to protect themselves and others from being exposed to blood or blood-containing materials. This course is designed to meet OSHA requirements for bloodborne pathogens training when paired with site-specific instruction.

Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens Online was designed specifically for 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


  • Students can complete at their own pace at work, home, or wherever Internet access is available
  • Certificate of completion available to print
  • Access to all information in the online portion for 12 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
  • Offers continuing education (CE) credit

Purchase Options

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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 blood or blood-containing materials.
  • Act quickly and safely.
  • Clean the area that has blood or blood-containing materials.
  • Tell their supervisor about the incident

Additional Information

Student Materials

15-1405 Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens Online

eLearning - this course takes approximately 1.0 hour to complete 

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.

Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens Online
Continuing Education Accreditation- General Audience

IACET (General Audience) – January 2, 2017 – January 1, 2020

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 0.10 CEU.