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Heartsaver® First Aid Course Options

Heartsaver First Aid is available in two different training methods – blended learning and classroom training. All Heartsaver First Aid course options teach the same AHA science-based skills and result in the same AHA Course Completion Card.

Is AHA Heartsaver First Aid the right course for me?

Heartsaver First Aid is geared towards anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a course completion card, valid for two years. Please contact your employer to ensure that you are selecting the correct course.


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Blended Learning Online

Blended Learning Heartsaver First Aid Online

Classroom Learning

Classroom Heartsaver First Aid

Format

Blended Learning (online portion, followed by hands-on skills session)

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 skills session with an AHA Instructor.

Upon completion of the online portion, students must complete hands-on skills session with an AHA BLS or Heartsaver Instructor.

Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency

This course is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services arrives. Students learn duties and responsibilities of first aid rescuers; first aid actions for medical emergencies, including severe choking, heart attack, and stroke; and skills for handling injury and environmental emergencies, including external bleeding, broken bones and sprains, and bites and stings.

Course Completion

Complete the online portion + hands-on skills session with an AHA Instructor

Contact an AHA Training Center in your area to sign up for an Instructor-led class

Time

Online course run times range from 1 ¼ hours to 1 ½ hours, and the hands-on skills session can be completed in 30 minutes.*

*Individual learner times will vary; run times will vary based on course path and/or optional topics selected. Breaks not included in skills session timing.

The classroom course can be completed in approximately 2 ¼ hours. Individual learner times will vary. Breaks not included in skills session timing.

Completion Card

Heartsaver First Aid Course Completion Card, valid for two years

Heartsaver First Aid Course Completion Card, valid for two years

Accessibility

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

Contact your Training Center to inquire about their facility’s accommodations.

CE/CME

Available

No

FAQ

Heartsaver Blended Learning FAQ

Heartsaver Instructor-Led Training Courses FAQ

Features

  • Video-based course ensures consistency
  • Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Course is updated with the new science from the 2020 AHA Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

  • Video-based course ensures consistency
  • Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Student Workbook comes with Heartsaver First Aid Quick Reference Guide that summarizes first aid actions for many injuries
  • Illnesses Course is updated with the new science from the 2020 AHA Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

Student Materials

Heartsaver First Aid Online (product 20-1402)

Heartsaver First Aid Student Workbook (product 20-1128) with:

  • Heartsaver First Aid Quick Reference Guide*

Heartsaver First Aid Student eBook (product 20-3117)

Heartsaver First Aid Digital Quick Reference Guide (product 20-3118)

Heartsaver First Aid Quick Reference Guide (product 20-1127)

Instructor Materials

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED DVD Set (product 20-1123)

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Instructor Manual (product 20-1130)

OR

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Instructor Manual eBook (product 20-3114)

Additional course materials available for Instructors at AHA Instructor Network

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED DVD Set (product 20-1123)

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Instructor Manual (product 20-1130)

OR

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Instructor Manual eBook (product 20-3114)

Additional course materials available for Instructors at AHA Instructor Network

Ready to take a Heartsaver First Aid Course?

The AHA offers options for how you can purchase Heartsaver First Aid. You can take a full classroom course, take a blended learning course (Heartsaver First Aid + a hands-on skills session training), or purchase additional course materials. Choose from the options below.